Sniper & Rook

 SNIR   (Beta 3, 1999-Present)

™ and © John M. Metych III

The silly spy genre, currently represented by Danger Girl and not much else, could certainly use some company. Enter Sniper & Rook, a pair of gun-toting, mask-wearing secret agents who may or may not have a thing for each other. Think Moonlighting with shots to the head.

Creator John Metych has a winning concept, but each issue takes forever to come out, a sad reality of self-publishing. Over five years span the first mini-comic to the latest issue. It also doesn’t help that each issue continues into the next. If Metych can bring out his comics more often, then he’ll have a better chance of building a fanbase. The art ranges from competent to outstanding and generally improves as the series progresses; however, the original artist, Jonathan Sukarangsan, was showing excellent progress but didn’t continue past #4. A glance at the website reveals that Metych plans a different artist for each upcoming issue. Not a wise move.

Despite these quirks, Sniper & Rook is witty and engaging, and deserves a look.

— Steve Horton

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  5/1/1999
  $2.00
  $1.75
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Bill Maus

#1 (2nd printing)

  8/1/2009
  $0.00
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Indicia reads “Sniper and Rook Comic-Con Edition”; Cover reads “Compliments of Westwood College”; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Bill Maus, Rob Nikolakakis, Anders Eriksen, Michael Kasinger

#2

  10/1/1999
  $2.00
  $1.75
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Chris Mitten, Brian Roloff, Jas Ingram

#2 (2nd printing)

  8/1/2009
  $2.00
  $2.00
No copies available
Chicago Comic-Con Exclusive; Limited to 100; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Bill Maus

#2 (3rd printing)

  4/1/2010
  $2.00
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
3rd Printing; Indicia reads “Sniper and Rook Comic-Con Edition”; Cover reads “Compliments of Westwood College”; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Bill Maus

#3

  3/1/2000
  $2.00
  $1.50
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Andy Brase, Tony Moore, Stephen Behling, Rich Buckler Jr.

#3 (2nd printing)

  4/1/2010
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
2nd Printing; C2E2 Exclusive; Limited to 100; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Andy Brase, Tony Moore, Stephen Behling, Rich Buckler Jr.

#4

  6/1/2000
  $2.00
  $1.75
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Justin Williams, Sal Velluto, Greg Boone, Anders Eriksen, John Gotschall, Sean Tiffany, Bill Maus, Kevin West, Robert Brown

#5

  3/1/2001
  $2.50
  $1.75
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIBill Maus, Jonathan Sukarangsan, Tim Vigil, Tommy Castillo, Sean Tiffany, Chris Edwards, FedX2K

#6

  8/1/2003
  $2.99
  $2.00
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIRob Nikolakakis, Tommy Castillo, Bill Maus, Constantine Frangos, Shelby Robertson, Anders Eriksen

#7

 
  $2.99
  $2.00
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJonathan Sukarangsan, Bill Maus, Rob Nikolakakis, Anders Eriksen, Michael Kasinger

#8

  9/1/2006
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIBrendan Kane, Matt Kapolczynski

#9 Variation A

  7/1/2008
  $4.50
  $4.50
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJerry Rasco

#9 Variation B

  7/1/2008
  $4.50
  $4.50
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJerry Rasco

#9 Variation C

  6/1/2008
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
Sketch cover; Limited to 100; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIJerry Rasco

#10

  8/1/2009
  $4.00
  $4.00
No copies available
B&WJohn M. Metych IIIRodrigo Mireles

#10 Variation A

  8/1/2009
  $0.00
  $7.50
No copies available
Chicago Comic-Con Exclusive; Limited to 50; B&WJohn M. Metych IIIRodrigo Mireles

#11 Variation A

  9/1/2013
  $5.00
  $5.00
No copies available
Cover A by Adelso CoronaJohn M. Metych IIIBill Maus