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Danger Street #11 (of 12)

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Universal acclaim

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Heroes and villains alike hasten their quest for the one thing in the Multiverse that assures victory… Fate!

But when the pursuit of the Helmet of Fate spells death for some, Lady Cop must turn to the unlikeliest of heroes for help.

Could the Dingbats of Danger Street really save them all?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
38 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Danger Street #11 wastes no time in immediately establishing the stakes and makes some giant moves right before the finale. King and company use this penultimate chapter to set a new standard for what can be defined as a cliffhanger.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Much like many of King’s books, we’re left with one issue to go and I still have no idea where most of this is going—but I’m fascinated.

  • 90

    There’s an audaciousness surrounding Danger Street #11 as it sets the stage for the series’ climax. It shifts in tone from grandiose sturm und drang to the banal shocks of a Tarantino crime flick, and makes all of it work. As all of the surviving cast members converge on the Dingbats and Lady Cop’s hometown they collide with effects ranging from the tragic to hilarious. Even as the narrative centers upon a recently dead child, there’s an obvious humor to it all as Danger Street #11 makes clear that this series is a love letter and consideration of lesser figures in the DC Comics canon (and within culture, more broadly). It runs in the same vein as Doctor Thirteen and delivers a striking penultimate chapter by blending genuine pathos for these strange figures and self-effacing charms at the obvious madness of this ensemble. There is one particular spread that captures the heart of this series so well and is all the funnier for the corpses at its center. Even the narration transforming cringey subtext into text functions as the ironic effects of its statements are made consistently obvious. Danger Street #11 is terrific fun and sets a high bar for whatever finale follows this issue’s excellent cliffhanger.

  • 90

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80


    Danger Street #11 is barreling towards its finale, mixing the absurdity of superhero with the finality of doomsday. It’s once exciting, and perplexing, making it one of the most unique comics you’ll read this decade.

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About the Author: Tom King

Tom King has emerged as a beacon of narrative brilliance in the comic book world, weaving tales that resonate deeply with both long-time enthusiasts and newcomers alike. With a unique blend of emotional depth and complex storytelling, King’s work has redefined what it means to engage with the medium of comics. From his groundbreaking run on Batman to the introspective Mister Miracle, King’s portfolio is a testament to his ability to explore the human condition through the lens of the superhero genre.

Before becoming a household name in comics, Tom King embarked on a path far removed from the world of capes and villains. As a former CIA officer, King’s experiences have infused his storytelling with a palpable sense of realism and gravity, setting his work apart in a crowded field. His transition from espionage to comics might seem unexpected, but it’s this very background that enriches his narrative voice, allowing him to craft stories of heroism and sacrifice with authenticity.

King’s ascent in the comic book industry began with The Vision, a series that turned the Marvel android into a tragic figure struggling with the concept of family and humanity. This work, characterized by its melancholic exploration of identity, laid the foundation for King’s reputation as a storyteller capable of blending superhero action with deep, literary themes. His ability to humanize iconic characters, making their struggles and triumphs resonate on a personal level, has earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

However, it is perhaps his work on DC Comics’ Batman that has most profoundly impacted the comic book landscape. King’s Batman is a figure shaped by vulnerability and introspection, a departure from the invincible hero trope. Through arcs like “City of Bane” and the poignant Batman Annual #2, King explores themes of love, loss, and redemption, offering a fresh perspective on the Dark Knight’s mythos.

In addition to his superhero narratives, Tom King has ventured into the realm of creator-owned projects, such as Strange Adventures and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. These works further showcase his versatility, delving into science fiction and cosmic drama while maintaining his signature emotional depth and complex character studies.

Beyond the pages of his comics, King’s presence in the industry as a thought leader and advocate for the medium is undeniable. His candid discussions about the challenges of mental health, the creative process, and the importance of storytelling in contemporary culture have made him a respected figure among peers and fans.

Tom King‘s contributions to the comic book world have not gone unnoticed, earning him multiple Eisner Awards and solidifying his status as one of the most influential writers of his generation. As he continues to push the boundaries of comic book storytelling, King’s legacy is that of a visionary who reminds us that at the heart of every superhero story lies a deeply human tale waiting to be told.

For those who seek to explore the depths of narrative artistry within the comic book genre, Tom King‘s body of work offers a rich, introspective journey into the soul of modern heroism, proving that within the fantastical, the most profound truths of our existence can be found.

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