Review: Danger Girl - Revolver #1

Remember when comic book series Danger Girl was hot shit? It was a huge hit with the comic community, mostly due to the sweet-ass art of J. Scott Campbell portraying super sexy sassy girls! Well that roller coaster of a good time is back in 2012 thanks to IDW! Since I didn’t read it the first time around, I’m going to give it a go for its return. In Venice, Italy the DG team consisting of Abby, Sydney, and Valerie (she’s not on the mission, she’s on Deuces’ boat) and Johnny and sit in their respected positions to execute operation: wedding crasher. Within seconds the operation is a success and the team thwarts the actions of a thief and recovers a valuable Peruvian ring.

DangerGirl_Revolver_01Back at Deuce’s boat, the team reconvenes to meet a guest by the name of Veronica Fox. Along with her is a mummified corpse covered in a shroud of mystery? Fox explains that the answers will be found in the casket country of origin, Peru. All the team has to do is meet up with Mrs. Fox's contact. The catch, Abby has some serious history with him! Then Abby cocks a gun and poses.

Aww yeah dawg! Danger Girl is back! Is that a good thing? I’m not sure. It’s a pretty campy read. From the dialog to the way the characters carry themselves. Action wise, it’s very over the top and tends to be a bit too ridiculous. But that’s okay. I understand that it is supposed to be a romp of a good time, so I’m angry and left shaking my head calling B.S. It has a cheesy summer action movie feel that has nothing but beautiful white people in all of the roles no matter if it makes sense for the story. Yet again it seems natural for this book. The art and colors fit the look and feel of the book, even though it teeters on the cartoony side but damn-it this kind of high jinks that works in the overall package that is Danger Girl: Revolver.

Like I said, I missed the Danger Girl extravaganza back in the day and this is my first time really digging in with the book and you know what? It wasn’t too bad and it looks like I’m ready to check out issue two, three and four. But that’s it, because it’s only going to four. Unless this sells like a mofo!

Score: 3/5

Writer: Andy Hartnell Artist: Chris Madden Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 1/29/12