Writer: Landry Q. Walker.
Art: Eric Jones.
Colours: Michael Drake
The curtain gets pulled back a little more and some shocking revelations are made known.
After the first 2 very impressive issues I was starting to get the feeling that Danger Club could be one of the year’s best.
Does issue 3 give me cause for concern or cement that belief?
This issue has a ton of things on the go. There are betrayals, mysteries revealed, action and a moment of shock. Walker, Jones and Drake juggle all this and make it look easy. A sign of the tremendous amount of hard work and no small amount of talent that goes into this series.
Landry Q. Walker has the canny ability to infuse his characters with the right amount of humanity or inhumanity if needed to make you believe in these sidekick come heroes. With the absence of the adult heroes, Landry touches upon the effect it has on the world and those sidekicks left behind.
Jones and Drake add the meat to the characters by making them jump of the page with a vividness that is hugely satisfying. A perfect marriage of art and colour. Jones’ character designs are polished, original and add an extra edge to the story.
With things heading towards a massive confrontation, issue 3 slots another piece of the puzzle and clicks into place just perfectly. You never get the sense that this is just being written on the fly. There’s a purpose as to what’s going on and the team on this book are forging ahead with an enviable skill.
I’m now certain that Danger Club is a serious contender for best series of the year. It’s been a bumper year for some great comics and that’s what makes Danger Club so good. To standout so emphatically is a sure sign that this is a top tier title.