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!
Monkeys Fighting RobotsDC 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!
Geek DadThis 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.
AIPTDanger 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.
The Super Powered FancastThe 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.
Comic WatchThe 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.
ComicBook.comPerhaps 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. (...) 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.
Graphic PolicyDanger 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.
Major SpoilersI 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.
The Comicbook DispatchDanger 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.