Villordsutch reviews Danger Girl: The Chase! #2…
“The chase is on, and at an ever-increasing breakneck pace! Continuing their frantic (and we do mean FRANTIC) quest to capture a mysterious briefcase, Abbey, Sydney and Sonya use any and all means available as they pursue this mysterious package to the four corners of the Earth—and back!“
Well here it is! This is THE book that if the world asked to be shown the comic that adolescent teenage boys would find the most interesting (which has not been found in the adult section of the shop), would be brought out to the gleeful eyes of teenage boys, all of which, clapping like sea lions as they hanker to get their grubby little paws on it… “Danger Boobs!”
I’m sorry I was distracted. I meant to say, “Danger Girl!” That’s better. It’s rather easy to become distracted with this comic, I know, for I too had to restart it twice. Even as a mature adult male I was caught off guard due to every lady present (except the nerdy girl who of course is as flat as an ironing board) having a chest that must be causing severe agony to their lower back as they go about their day to day business hunting bad gals and kicking perfectly drawn arses. Getting a wee bit serious here, I’m guessing Danger Girl! shouldn’t be taken overly seriously. Which is rather disappointing as if you can draw your eyes away from the large bosoms the other art work by Harvey Tolibao is fantastic, it truly is. From the rainfall to the fight scenes it is impressively drawn and coloured beautifully by Romulo Fajardo who brings us to a drab, rain soaked back street Shanghai and then blinds us with an eye straining glow from the computers.
However there appears to be very little actually happening in this issue; it must be difficult for any writer, in this case Andy Hartnell, to try and weave a story in and around a chase scene. You don’t often get much of any story during a chase on the screen as they are mostly used for filling in a ten minute space when either plot wears thin / a certain number of audience members aren’t happy if they don’t see at least one high powdered car powerslide through (insert city here) and it’s the same here. What does occur is a briefcase (back in #1) has damaged when Abbey (Danger Girl, or one of) shoots it which has caused a Microburst Supercell to appear over Shanghai. We then follow the Danger Girl(s) fight their way through the streets of Shanghai as they attempt to get the storm-causing suitcase from the clutches of Anastasia Killbourne – an evil, big breasted woman with a tattoo on her face – whilst we drive erratically through the streets on a motorbike and inside a small holiday camper van. That in a nutshell is this month’s story, all style and very little substance.
It’s clear that this comic has it’s tongue planted firmly in its cheek when it comes to the special agents, it even takes a pop at itself midway through as our tech-girl complains about the, “big crazy boobs” getting in her way has she attempts to do her work, and for that I feel I must look the other way from the mammary issue. Though looking back on my Knight Rider #1 review I feel like I’m going back on my own standards here and if you’re aggrieved by this review then I offer my apologies and you have my understanding.
Danger Girl: The Chase #2 may not be everybody’s comic of choice and to be honest if I’d had chance to see a few panels before I’d said yes to reviewing, I probably would have said no. The story isn’t strong in this issue but I want to see #3 before I decide on whether I’m staying (or not) because of the art. The artwork by Tolibao and Fajardo (around the expanded glands) is brilliant and probably enough to warrant me hanging around for #3.
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