Hello, Joe Fans! Michael Hopkins here with another Joe Review. This time we find ourselves reading G.I. Joe and Danger Girl #2.
Danger Girl’s not a character I’m familiar with in my Joe Dictonary, but she’s a very interesting character all the same. But before we get to that, let’s start off with the penciling by John Royle. The artistic style isn’t my favorite; it’s very anime-ish, and I’m not a huge fan of the anime. Still it doesn’t take away from the fact that John’s a fine penciller. Every character is full of detail with strong facial expressions.
The story, written by Andy Hartnell, was fairly interesting. Danger Girl’s an interesting mix of good girl and bad. She’s not your average girl next door. Bringing her in with a mix of the Joe girls like Scarlett and Cover Girl adds an “I’m gonna kick your ass for looking at me” type of girl into the fold. The story leads us into the ocean where the Joes discover an old German warship from World War 2, loaded with missles capable of destroying the world. Of course, they end up in Cobra’s hand, but I don’t want to spoil the specific story beats for you. In the end, I enjoyed this story quite a bit with typical good guy/bad guy and good girl/bad girl scenarios, including some decent Danger Girl espionage.
In closing, I give it two Yo Joes out of three! The story was great; though, I’m not a fan of the anime-style art.
You can find G.I. Joe and Danger Girl # 2 at any of your local comic shops.