The GeeksverseDanger Girl: Revolver #1

Danger Girl: Revolver #1
Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Andy Hartnell
Art by: Chris Madden
Colored by: Jeremy Cox
Lettered by: Neil Uyetake
Cover Art: A- J. Scott Campbell w/ John Rauch; B- Chris Madden
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Danger Girl has always been a guilty pleasure of mine, I missed it and I’m glad it’s back. I’ve never been a fan of the “cheesecake” comics, the gratitiously suggestive poses, etc.. But for some reason, I always liked Danger Girl. Maybe because, even though it was serious at time and never went for the intentional humor, it never seemed to take itself seriously.

And that’s something that this latest series repeats. It doesn’t take itself seriously. Except there is intentional humor, which to me isn’t what Danger Girl was about. I don’t know if it’s the influence of Chris Madden, who’s solo series Jack Avarice had the same feel as that book.

The story is classic Danger Girl, and for that I’m glad. I can look past the extra panels that Madden adds for humor (the catering with the lobsters and the open bar) to a point. Those scenes change the entire tone of the book. It’s not longer tongue-in-cheek, it’s now more overt. And I’m not a big fan.

Hartnell’s story is solid. It’s got fun, it’s got craziness and it’s got the Girls doing what the Girls do best. The story is too quick though. There’s alot that goes on, but it’s just over too quick.

It’s Madden’s art that brings this down for me. I’m not a fan of the extra lines he adds to the faces of the characters, or the sharpness of some of the features. He’s got a basic Campbell structure but the looseness of the lines is distracting.

Danger Girl first returned in the pages of the Danger Girl/Army Of Darkness crossover which I think is much better. I said in that review that I think Bolson should be the new DG artist. I know Madden has parts of Campbell in his work, but Bolson’s Danger Girl was so much better.

I do have to mention that I’m a little disappointed in the cover. We knew there was a new Danger Girl coming but she’s not introduced in this issue and the cover gives away what she’s going to look like.

Would have liked a little more surprise.

Danger Girl: Revolver #1 receives
3.5 out of 5

Different art and this could have been a 4.0 or 4.5 book.

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