TheGeek reviews the highly dangerous first issue of Danger Girl's new adventure!
Credits & Solicit Info:
STORY BY: Andy Hartnell
ART BY: Chris Madden
COLORS BY: Jeromy Cox
LETTERS BY: Neil Uyetake
COVER BY: J. Scott Campbell, John Rauch
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Wed, January 18th, 2012
This is the Danger Girl story I was waiting for!
Abbey Chase and the rest of Danger Girl are in for the ride of their lives in Danger Girl: Revolver #1. The girls are back for a mission involving mummies and Abbey's past love! Needless to say, the past is certainly coming back to haunt them!
Andy Hartnett returns to his co-creation guns blazing, opening up the first issue with an action-packed recovery mission that would have made Ethan Hunt proud. Hartnett puts the reader smack-dab in the bullet-riddled fray, and by the time you get out of there (in one piece, you hope!) you know about the characters, what they do, who they're working with, and what's in store for them in the next 10 pages. For someone who hasn't picked up a Danger Girl book since J. Scott Campbell's run, to pick this up and not get lost for one moment is a godsend, and I'm able to enjoy the book for what it is.
Chris Madden picks up the pencils for this series, and it's a good fit. His style pays homage (sorta bordering on aping) to J. Scott Campbell's style the style that made Danger Girl so popular back in the day. Even colorist Jeromy Cox and letterer Neil Uyetake bring back the distinctive colors and lettering, respectively, in this book, resulting in an art trifecta that took everything you loved about Danger Girl when it first came out and let it loose well into the 2000s. My minor peeve in all this is that Madden keeps up with Hartnett's action well enough, but some scenes lacked the appropriate 'oomph' and clarity (one sequence involving three speedboats got me going WTF) they deserved.
But that's just me nitpicking an otherwise fine issue. Danger Girl: Revolver #1 is shaping up to be a great series. Die-hard fans of Danger Girl would find this book nostalgic, while new fans will find plenty to love about Abbey Chase and her band of sexy adventurers. This is a fun series that's worth a look.
Review by: TheGeek