Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Blast From the Past: Danger Girl The Ultimate Collection
Artist: J. Scott Campbell
Company: Wildstorm Productions
With some time to spare over the last few nights, I began to prowl my bookshelves in search of something that caught my interests. I wanted something fun and action oriented, something that had style and panache. Danger Girl called my name. I remember this collection was actually one of the first really expensive graphic novels that I bought as a teen. It was thirty bucks, a rather considerable amount of cash, but when I flipped through the pages at the bookstore, saw the art inside, and that there was a bookmark built into the book (yeah, that was somehow a selling point), I just had to have it and happily handed over my money. I had no idea what I was getting into, but the hardcover format really spoke to me and pretty
much sealed my love for that particular format for life. When I did finally get home and was able to read it, Danger Girl blew me away. The good news is that, despite a few dated moments and cringe worthy puns, the story still holds up after all of these years.
All in all, if you haven't read this series, you're missing out. The story moves at a hundred miles an hour and has more twists and turns than a hedge maze. It speaks to the action junkie and the art junkie alike, providing solid entertainment and a good versus evil fight. If I could change one thing, I might drop the James Bond character of Johnny Barracuda, only because his incessant one-liners are a bit too cheesy. Still, I heartily recommend Danger Girl. It's a hell of a lot of fun.