Comic Review: J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl: 20th Anniversary! (IDW)

It’s been 20 years since Danger Girl #1 appeared, and IDW has assembled a special Anniversary version of the book! It’s actually a collection of the preview AND issue #1 […]

It’s been 20 years since Danger Girl #1 appeared, and IDW has assembled a special Anniversary version of the book!

It’s actually a collection of the preview AND issue #1 of Danger Girl, presented two ways: first, from J Scott Campbell’s personal archives, the full pencils to both stories. Secondly, and directly following those pages is a reprinting of the full colour inked preview and issue #1.

This is an excellent chance to ‘lift the hood’ on Danger Girl art. The pencils are well reproduced here. It’s quite awe-inspiring to see how Campbell has drawn these pages: there is a LOT of care and detail here on the page. From accurately researched jeeps, to all the wonderful figure work, this is quite a treat to see up close.

Also quite impressive is the inking and colouring of the stories in the followup section: Alex Garner on inks, and five (count ’em) colourists really put the stamp on this work. Very cool to compare the two versions.

Danger Girl? She is just that: the adventures of a slim, curvaceous girl who can’t seem to keep out of danger: whether it’s alligators chomping at her behind, or toupee-wearing bad guys trying to do her harm, she never has a dull day.

With this 20th anniversary reprinting, you’ll have your exciting day too!

IDW, J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Twenty Years. $9.99 for 92 pages of content, not rated.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!