Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:00AM
Before I say anything thing about Danger Girl: Revolver issue 2, I must let everyone know that the girls get wet in this book and it rules. Good, now onto comic reviewing business.
Venezuela five years ago, Abby and Nathan are knee deep in an adventure resulting in the acquisition of a golden skull. But the locals have other plans and have trapped the couple on a rope bridge with nowhere to go but down. With a little help from a suicidal airplane stunt from Donavin Conrad, the couple shows off their team work and luck by escaping with their lives.
Now in Peru, Abby stares at a picture of her and her former beau and remembers the good old days before Sydney interrupts her. As the girls chat about the massive beef-cake levels of Nathan, they become the victims of a local thief who just so happens to be a little girl. After the little misunderstanding and a cowboy hat-diamond trade between the girls, the little girl leads the two beauties to her home in Sun Village. But the problem with Sun Village is that there’s not any sunshine. The locals then proceed to tell Sydney and Abby about the loss of the Hochi Sunburst crest that their village will forever be in darkness.
Now in Plaza de Armas, the girls wait for Nathan, their contact. A few seconds later he makes an explosive entrance with a dangerous visitor in tow.
Well I will say that I’m still digging this art style. Chris Madden just makes the girls look so darn cute. I’m sure if the Danger Girls were real, their proportions would be ghastly. But they’re not and this is a comic, so they are hot. Sydney is my favorite. Damn that cowboy hat and sassy stance for steeling my heart. As for the story, it comes off a wee bit slow as it does its best to start laying the ground work for the story. So if you really think about it, this issue is doing all of the work to get the overall narrative started.
Danger Girl: Revolver is a really odd book for me. Normally I would never give a book like this a look at my LCS. But now that I have, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s okay to have a comic that’s campy cute and tad bit silly. Regardless there is something pretty damn fun with this Danger Girl book.
(W) Andy Hartnell
(A) Chris Madden
(CA) J. Scott Campbell, Chris Madden
On Sale: February 22, 2012