If you like a title that plays on the action and spy elements of both its titles, then you can do far, far worse than Danger Girl G.I Joe #2. This crossover isn’t for people who like die hard realism in their titles; this title serves only to entertain, although that doesn’t stop it being interesting at times.
The official description from IDW:
It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here! COBRA’s surprise attack has brought the G.I. JOE team to its knees. But when Lady Jaye learns that Flint has gone missing behind enemy lines, she joins forces with the Danger Girls on a covert mission that aims to rescue her man and get the Joes back on their feet!
As I said in last issues review, I’m not too knowledgeable on Danger Girl but this is a cross over that makes sense (certainly more than other crossovers IDW have done in the past). Not just in terms of realism, but in terms of the conventions, themes and style of each title. Obviously, this cross over focuses on the spy and action themes.
This issue certainly gets to the point. A lot happens in a lot of places at a reasonable pace. Of course, this issue introduces cobra more. This isn’t too serious; the Cobra base looks like it was built by an over-the-top Bond villain, but that makes sense considering some of Cobra’s members (in this case, Destro).
Like the previous issue, this title knows how to open and close an issue. The artwork also works with this title. By not being grounded in complete realism, the colorful style applied here makes reading much easier on the eye. It also allows a little artistic flair; no one questions the cliched ‘sailor with a parrot’ throughout this issue when the rest of the title is a little far fetched too. It just works.
Of course there’s also the fair share of developments. This issue introduces more of the Danger Girls too, if only near the end. But it also sets future developments, especially between Chase and Destro/Cobra. Spies aren’t to be trusted, afterall, and decent villains always betray each other. This is less than subtly hinted, but at least it doesn’t waste time with the more obvious notions of the spy genre.
In short, if you can let go of your sense of realism, there is a lot to enjoy in this series, with Danger Girl G.I Joe #2 serving as a great example.