Danger Girl/G.I Joe #3 kicks things into full force in this cross over. Although they were quickly introduced last issue, this is the first issue where the cast of both G.I Joe and Danger Girl are explored and introduced fully. It may have taken three issues, but it means it hasn’t confused the reader or bombarded them with information. This is a title that takes the time it needs, whilst delivering results in the mean time.
First, the official description from IDW:
It’s the most dangerous event of the summer, and the action continues right here! Abbey Chase has been working behind enemy lines as an Agent of COBRA, but when the G.I. JOE strike force puts the Danger Girl team in the line of fire, who will Abbey side with to win the battle?
The most noticeable thing for me in this issue is that the cast is greatly expanded. Where as the previous issues focused on some of the more key and recognizable characters, such as Scarlett from G.I Joe and Abbey Chase / Flint from Danger Girl, this issue brings more of the cast from both sides. This means both the good and bad; there are plenty of Cobra’s usual suspects in here too. Whether you’re a long time fan or a new reader of either title, its glad to see that a lot thought and preparation has gone into easing people into these titles.
As for the plot itself, things get into full swing in this issue. With both the Joe’s and Danger Girl united together, the title starts to serve a fair share of action and development. Yet it somehow feels fresh to. Despite being a basis ‘assault on a Cobra base’ this doesn’t feel like a generic G.I Joe storyline. There’s plenty of action, granted, yet it somehow feels fresh enough that long time fans will still be pleasantly surprised.
In short, Danger Girl/G.I Joe #3 is a great example of a cross over done right. Not just because they share similar themes, but because the differences in each allow readers of one title to experience something slightly different. Combined, this is a well thought out piece of story telling that makes the best of all that’s available.