So, imagine my surprise when 14 years later I find myself reviewing Danger Girl/ G.I. Joe and am actually pretty impressed with the artwork! That's a huge compliment from a "Hard Core Danger Girl fan," as I have just now dubbed myself. Literally, just this second. I should make hats.
So, the key to grabbing the attention of a HCDGF (Hard Core Danger Girl Fan for those of you having trouble keeping up) like myself is obviously the artwork. We want J. Scott, we NEED J. Scott, for it to be Danger Girl. But, alas, J. Scott must be off doing other things, because it ain't him this go around; however, the penciling of Mr. John Royle cleverly misleads you into believing that it is! That's right, folks; Royle's pencils are very similar to that of Mr. Campbell, at least for this book, which was a pretty smart move. I felt more comfortable reading along with the art style that I associate with the Danger ladies.
The story, on the other hand, didn't really grab me. Sure, I've jumped in at Issue #3, but it really wasn't too difficult to put together what was going on. Abbey Chase is undercover with Cobra, and the rest of the Danger Girls have met up with The Joes. I'm not saying it's terrible, but this is your pretty standard team-up story featuring two popular franchises. I will admit that I thought seeing all of the different characters in one shot was particularly cool, as was Snake Eyes. He doesn't really do much, but just "seeing" Snake Eyes is cool. Because, he's Snake Eyes.
All-in-all, a decent read. While I wasn't blown away by it, it does end on a cliffhanger, so I'll admit they have me hooked for at least one more issue, which hopefully has more Sydney. That's what we really need. More Sydney Savage.
HCDGF signing out . . .