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Danger Street #2 (of 12)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

After their attempt to join the Justice League goes horrendously wrong, Warlord and Starman are on the run from the law and the forces of the Fourth World!

In their wake they have left behind both a murder and the ongoing mystery of Atlas the Great and his connection to the cosmic powers of the DC Universe.

But don’t fret, Lady Cop is on the case, and she won’t rest until it’s solved.

But little does she know, a malevolent corporation has a connection to it all and they’re willing to kill to keep their secrets safe.

After all, nobody messes with the Green Team!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
36 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BPTJX19W

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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Graham Crackers Comics

    The helmet of Fate continues it’s narrative and once again shows that Tom King was definately the writer for this story. So many Easter Eggs that I lost count. However, the best has to be Warlord signing into a hotel under the assumed name of Grell! Priceless! Story points continue to build as the Green Team begins it’s media attack on the Outsiders with the help of Jack Ryder and the Creeper. Manhunter had begun his hunt. And Lady Cop continues to do her rather boring investigation into the death of Good Looks while still making it not boring. But by far the most amazing scene in the whole book is the one between Darkseid and Izaya. Touching yet so amazingly disturbing that it even shocks Desaad! Now that is a powerful story. Atlas is dead, why is the sky falling? The jaw dropping story continues.

  • 100

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    DC Comics’ Danger Street lures you in with the madness of its plot. But you stick around because of the wonderfully human and heartbreaking characters. King, Fornes, Stewart, and Cowles are creating a work that is somehow electrifying and deeply compassionate at the same time. There’s a gorgeous balance that this series strikes. It’s easily one of the best books on the shelves. Don’t miss out on this fantastic series, out now at a comic shop near you!

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This week’s double-dose of Tom King couldn’t do a better job of emphasizing the writer’s unique style if that was the goal, and the two books couldn’t be more different. While The Human Target is a character-study drilling down on only a select few characters, Danger Street is by far King’s most ambitious ensemble piece ever.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Danger Street is an excellent social commentary on people doing their best and trying to keep their heads above water. It’s a profoundly realistic story while playing with superheroes and supervillains in creative ways. Danger Street #2 continues to show with the best creators literally any hero of any renown can hit you in the feels and make you think about life.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: King continues to craft an engaging and interesting story in this issue. There are several great mysteries being crafted in this series and each one is as compelling as the next with great characters that connect with the reader and keep me intrigued. The series is unique and the unique nature of it makes me excited to see what happens next.

    The Art: Fornes delivers some great art in the issue. The different locations and emotional story beats are brilliantly illustrated in the issue.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    The world of Danger Street continues to grow as new threads are explored in this second issue. Those who understand that this story is still growing and arent looking for immediate payoffs will appreciate the fantastic worldbuilding and nuanced social commentary.

  • 85

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Perhaps the single most impressive element in Danger Street remains how dexterously it balances a set of 13 protagonists, with each character or small ensemble playing into the second issue in a manner that continues their own plots while weaving them more clearly into others. It’s a striking feat of scripting. While it will doubtless take many more issues for the big picture to become clear, there’s clearly a plan and sufficient momentum to not doubt it present here.
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    The only weakness in these many overlapping plots is that the plotting leaves little space for character; Lady Cop and all the rest are exactly who readers imagined them to be from the start, but that at least keeps things slightly more simple.

  • 79

    Graphic Policy

    Danger Street #2 is a vast improvement on the first issue. It delivers the “humanity” of the characters that makes me connect to them in some way. By showing their grief, the team has me now caring about the actions each character takes going forward. It delivers a reason I should care about all of that. It’s no longer a story of rich brats and screw-up heroes but now one of revenge and redemption driven by mourning.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    I don’t know how or why the idea to bring back and tie together all the features of a thirteen-issue anthology from 1975 came to be, but Danger Street #2 succeeds in showing the depth of that premise, while also reminding readers that, if the series is going to go someplace interesting, the oppressive sense of impending catastrophe has to let up eventually, earning a better-than-average 3 out of 5 stars overall. The art helps to make up for a lot of storyline sins, but it’s the robust narration of Doctor Fate’s headgear that elevates this past the grinding awfulness of Heroes In Crisis.

  • 60

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Danger Street #2 frustratingly continues to try to wring a Watchmen-style story with DC’s most obscure characters. Warlord is nothing like the Travis Morgan of the past, he’s more a shell of a character now than the great character he once was. It’s a story that wanders from subplot to subplot, and hopefully when the subplots and characters come together, the series will improve.

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

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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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