Published: March 6th, 2013
Written by: Andy Hartnell
Art by: J. Scott Campbell, John Royle
Based on: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero by Hasbro, Danger Girl by J. Scott Campbell, Andy Hartnel
IDW Publishing, 120 Pages
If you have been following this site for awhile, it’s no secret that I’m a big G.I. Joe fan. However, I’ve never read a Danger Girl comic, even though I’ve liked J. Scott Campbell’s work for awhile and the series does look interesting and something that would be my cup of tea. So I figured that my introduction to the series could come through this crossover.
Anyway, being introduced to Danger Girl has made me want to delve deeper and read some of the original comics that came out in the late ’90s.
This crossover was entertaining and most importantly, a lot of fun.
I liked that this found a way to wedge a lot of great G.I. Joe stuff into a five issue comic book arc while leaving enough room for the Danger Girl characters to be featured as well.
You had most of the core old school G.I. Joe characters in this, as well as just about every officer from Cobra minus Scrap Iron. On the Cobra side you got Cobra Commander, Destro, the Baroness, Major Bludd, Zartan, Zarana, Firefly and Storm Shadow: basically, all the officers or key members from the first season of the cartoon – plus Zarana, who came in at the second season.
I haven’t read any Danger Girl, so I can’t say whether or not this crossover does that universe justice but it handled the G.I. Joe stuff really well.
Overall, a good, fun and quick read with a lot of action and characters you love.
Pairs well with: Earlier IDW G.I. Joe stuff and Danger Girl.