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Danger Street #4 (of 12)

78
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The hunt for the murderers continues as Lady Cop prepares herself to take down some superhero suspects.

But as the case develops, a true killer, Manhunter, emerges as a faithful servant to the Green Team and their quest for power.

Only the Creeper seems to be on to these “innocent” kids and starts to uncover a conspiracy.

It all begins with a single question: Who are the Outsiders?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
34 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BVGT9GQ9

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Easily the strangest King series yet, this crime/cosmic hybrid doesn’t make itself easy to nail down thanks to its sprawling cast. Sometimes it’s a gritty crime and revenge story, and other times we’re rocketing towards a cosmic showdown. (…) This is a unique comic that doesn’t always 100% make clear what it’s supposed to be, but like just about every other King comic, it’s a fascinating ride.

  • 95

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    Danger Street #4 grows on the themes of power corrupting, using its multiple narratives to display a multifaceted view of the subject. The art teams explosive talent brings this book to life, making it a must grab title.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Danger Street #4 continues to deliver modern and mature superhero comics you rarely see. This is the narrative you show someone who makes fun of comics, not because it’s adult, but because it’s nuanced and takes every scene very seriously.

  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    There is no doubt that Tom King and Jorge Fornes have totally committed to a series of tertiary characters (many who only had one major appearance and who I still feel have potential), I ran into someone while picking up the review books who was confused by the series. And while he was familiar with the characters, he was still lost. So in leiu of a review, lets take a more indepth look at the story. So first off, First Issue Special was the brainchild of Carmine Infantino who noticed that the first issue of a title seemed to sell better than subsequent issues. So following in the footsteps of DC’s hit series Showcase, a title was created to highlight new characters and reimaginering old characters. The title lasted for 13 issues and did bring us the first appearance of Mike Grell’s Warlord. And so we have the 13 characters that King has to work with. (Atlas, Green Team, Metamorpho, Lady Cop, Manhunter, Dingbats, Creeper, Warlord, Dr. Fate, the Outsiders, Codename Assassin, Starman, and the New Gods). With the Helmet of Dr. Fate providing the narrative, `we have Metamorpho, Warlord, and Starman working a deal to find their way back into the modern superhero world. They inadvertantly bring Atlas to Earth and are forced to kill him. During the fight one of the Dingbats is killed and the rest track down Lady Cop for help. Meanwhile, the New Gods have learned of Atlas’s death and are taking action. And finally, The Green Team and their employee Codename Assassin are waging a social media war against the Outsiders and have hired Jack (the Creeper) Ryder to help. Are we all up to speed now. My advise is go out and REALLY read the original 13 issue and comeback for a fresh start. This is an excellent title and more people should be “getting” it.

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Danger Street has surely defined itself as a conspiracy given a dozen interweaving plot lines filled with mysteries ranging from the mundane to the intergalactic. Despite the constant narrative captions invoking the language and style of Into the Woods, this is a grand mystery with its center (or centers) left unrevealed. And so in a middle chapter like Danger Street #4, readers are left to parse lots of new clues with little clarity as to how these elements fit together. There’s abundant incident with shocking new deaths and encounters, but these moments lack weight as the dead characters are more archetypes than people and the encounters primarily threaten to reveal what this story is really about. All of that incident is wonderfully portrayed by Jorge Fornés, although issue #4’s splash pages don’t demand the same degree of attention as #3’s, but it’s an episode without a clear beginning or end. The incident will doubtlessly be more engaging in a collected format, but for now it leads to a feeling of impatience no matter how well portrayed it is.

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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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