Writer: Landry Q. Walker.
Art: Eric Jones.
Colours: Michael Drake
A shocking glimpse of the future and thoughts on the past during the present are what you can expect in the 2nd issue of this series.
I was turned to a gushing fanboy in the space of one issue. After a few weeks have passed, I’m calmer and back to my cynical self. I couldn’t help but feel no small amount of excitement when issue 2 of Danger Club arrived. After reading the first few pages I was back to being the deliriously happy geek.
The art in issue 2 is just as strong as the astonishingly impressive first issue. Eric Jones doesn’t shy away from some of the more disturbing images. Which really are enhanced by going against the usual costumed hero tones that I’m used to seeing.
The plot moves along quite well and we see some nice character moments, it’s during these moments that there could be some clever foreshadowing. For the action beats we gets some cool jetpack and mecha mayhem. All serve to push the story forward and set the series up for what could be a massive climax.
What I’m finding with this series is that despite the comic’s serious nature and visceral violence, it never seems too grim or downbeat. The characters are people that are doing this just because they feel they have to. I like the doubt and the weight that Kid Vigilante feels. If Danger Club is going to be the classic I feel it is. It’ll be down to the characters being fleshed out and one’s we care about and other’s we want to see get their face kicked off and in Danger Club that could very well happen, possibly to anyone.
I have no idea where Danger Club is going to go but I do know that wherever it ends up, it’s going to be one hell of an exciting time. It’s possibly the most engaging read out there and that is most impressive as there are some really fantastic reads out at this time.
It may not have the same type of impact of the 1st issue but it leaves an equally memorable impression.
Buy it, read it and join the club.