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Danger Street #12 (of 12)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

It all ends here!

Will the Outsiders be accepted by society? The Green Team finally get what they deserve?  The sky be saved from falling?

All of this and more as Lady Cop closes the case on the murders of Danger Street.

You’ll have to read it to believe it!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
35 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CN8ZCS4Z

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Danger Street #12 fantastically concludes one of the most imaginative and thought provoking series of the year with an ambiguous conclusion that serves as a satisfactory end to all of these characters stories this far.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This series is a puzzlebox, and that may be a bit too much for people. Some of the plots that are discussed this issue have been percolating for the entire run, while others may have not been touched on for almost a year. But at its core, this massively ambitious comic still does have a great human core. The bond of the Dingbats—and how far they’ll go to back up their friend—is nicely contrasted with the slow unraveling and much-deserved brutal final interaction between the last surviving members of the Green Team. Meanwhile, the massive cast all largely gets what they deserve by the end, one way or another. Crimes are paid for, some people get fresh starts, and in the end, Lady Cop gets back to what she does best—finding problems out there, and solving them whether people like her or not. It’s a fascinating book that will probably read even better once its wild array of stories are under one cover.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Danger Street is a compelling work of comics fiction. It utilizes largely forgotten characters in a way to elevate them and, by extension, elevate the idea of comics as pulp entertainment that can be so much more.

  • 54

    Major Spoilers

    The final upshot of Danger Street #12 is that it draws a slow-moving story to a slow-moving close, but somehow feeling unsatisfying for everyone involved, with both art and script creating barriers to full resolution, earning 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. The gimmick here, that the series would bring together the stars of the thirteen issues of First Issue Special, helps overcome some of the issues, but only because readers are already familiar with Metamorpho, Starman, and others. It’s also the reason why the book has more than 25 revolving characters from half a dozen different genres, which is the series’ biggest flaw.

    But at least that spoiled nepo baby Commodore Murphy gets what’s been coming to him.

  • 50

    ComicBook.com

    Danger Street #12 is best characterized as anti-climax, although that’s a purposeful approach. Following 11 issues of interwoven story strands, the intersection at the end proves of little consequence as most of the characters involved hardly receive an effective denouement here and the most serious ramifications from the preceding story are quickly undone. There’s a single splash depicting Metamorpho’s arm (and little else) that imbues the impact of this final issue as it’s a lot of space devoted to very little significance. Jorge Fornés is still outstanding and ensures the comedic beats throughout the issue land; he even manages to convey a sense of emotional depth that’s not entirely earned in a few final, ambiguous encounters. Yet when setting down Danger Street #12, it’s easy to forget the saga behind it because even the ending seems to suggest that there’s little sense or purpose to the many stories involved.

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