Danger Girl G.I Joe #1 Review

Never one to shy away from a cross-over, IDW’s Danger Girl G.I Joe #1 looks like it could be one of the more interesting. With two titles with similar themes, there’s certainly a lot of potential.

First, the official description from IDW:

The two most incredible covert action teams the world has ever known—so covert, in fact, that neither knows the other exists—are meeting for the first time ever! Repeat: Danger Girl and G.I. JOE, together. Spies! Girls! Ninjas! COBRA! If your head did not just explode, then you are one of the lucky few remaining that will live to enjoy a summer blockbuster you’ll have to see to believe!

Whilst I’m not overtly familiar with Danger Girl, the combination seems to make sense. Both have various themes of spy action, espionage and military aspects. By combining the two, there seems to be a greater sense of all of them. I’m glad to see that IDW hasn’t underplayed this potential.

In fact, this is best seen in the opening pages. These pages are action packed, with fantastic artwork and bright colorful action. Where as a lot of G.I Joe titles focus on the espionage and under cover themes, this title goes all out with action where its suited. A great way to open any mini-series, the sequence certainly grips readers. It almost feels like the cold starts often shown in James Bond themes, gripping the reader before the plots even begun, and that can never be a bad thing for a comic heavily based around spies.

As for the actual combination, its still too early to tell. At only one issue, the title does what it can to introduce the various characters and set the up the initial peaces. Still, the interaction between the Danger Girl and Joe characters is certainly interesting. Whilst G.I Joe has a more serious tone, Danger Girl certainly seems to have a more flashy and extravagant element. Danger Girl G.I Joe #1 uses these differences to create tension and contrast, giving fans of either series something new to sample.

In short, this is a very reasonable opening issue. As cross overs go, this combination certainly looks to make a lot of sense, offering a great amount of potential for future issues.


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