James Bond was never this sexy, but he was always proportionally able to stand up without falling over, which is something that J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell’s Danger Girl should physically never have been able to do.
Danger Girl: Revolver #1
written by Andy Hartnell
art by Chris Madden
The team is once again called together to solve a … whatever. Really. Whatever. There is no story so why try explaining it?
While some may call this camp, I would replace the letter “m” there with an “r” and move it up one. Comic books have been striving for respectability for almost a hundred years in the United States and books like this one, which panders to nothing more than teen (and apparently all-aged adult) wet dreams, does nothing for the cause. I’m not against sexy women (not in the least!) but I am for content and at the very least pretense for the sexiness.
Revolver has very little going for it. It has juvenile art, a rehashed storyline, and zero sophistication. As far as the spy genre and comparisons to James Bond consider that the Bond franchise has been resurrected due to the realism and grittiness of the current movies. (And the females are just as sexy as ever.)
There are so many comics that are much better than this one available. And at $3.99 an issue, this is a waste of your money. Go with DC’s New 52, Dark Horse’s graphic novels (like the excellent Eerie Presents: Hunter), or even IDW, which offers several better options.
Scott Asher is the Editor-in-Chief of BookGateway.com. His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on Christianity, Zombies, and anything else he wants to.
This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.