By Geoff Hoppe
March 20, 2007 - 23:08
Yes, that IS an autographed copy...it's the only one I could find.
In Batman/Danger Girl, Donavin Conrad comes to
Batman and the Danger Girls mix better than carnival food and fine wine, I’ll admit that. Not much better, though. Hartnell’s eclectic mix of humor and violence (weak stomachs beware, there’s a minor dismemberment in this story) is off-kilter in
Francis Leinil Yu is a great penciler. His current work on the New Avengers is convincingly frenetic, and his pencils in Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk are appropriately ferocious. Batman and Abbey Chase don’t hold up well when interpreted by his style. The Danger Girls look too generic, and Batman moves like an oversized grey box in a cape. It’s not totally Yu’s fault, however. Phil Noto’s take on the Danger Girls also failed to capture the series’ je ne sai quois; the characters are only truly themselves when drawn by J. Scott Campbell.
Worth the Money? Not unless you’re a hardcore Danger Girls fan. Batman geeks (like myself) will find a better fix elsewhere.