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Danger Street #6 (of 12)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

The unforgettable maxiseries takes some startling twists and turns!

To survive the Manhunter’s deadly mission, must the Green Team become a solo venture? Only the Commodore knows for sure!

Meanwhile, the Outsiders reveal their plans and, in the aftermath of Orion’s failure, Highfather and Darkseid make a pact to assure their worlds’ survival!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
Language
English
Price
$4.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C2FLKRFS

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  • 95

    Comic Watch

    By far, the best part of this issue is the cover. Jorge Fornes draws a cereal box homage cover that features everyone’s favorite cereal, “Danger Street with Omega 3.” He even draws a funky-looking Darkseid who partakes in eating the cereal. This cover is a ton of fun but oddly holds a ton of thematic relevance to Darkseid’s character within the cereal. Seeing him eat cereal on the cover humanizes him, which mirrors Darkseid’s need to become humbled and more human within the issue. Getting the amazing cover is worth the price of admission alone, but making it somehow tie into the issue’s theming is nothing short of genius from this creative team.

    Following Batman’s shocking cameo in the last issue, Danger Street #6 solidifies its place as the middle issue of this 12-issue maxi-series. Pretty much every main character’s stories end on cliffhangers. Some cliffhangers are more exciting than others, whereas some stories feel like they are still getting started. A story like this that juggles so many different storylines at once can be hard to swallow, but Tom King ensures that the plot never grows dull while slowly building the intrigue.

    By the end, the narrator reveals that all the characters have been introduced, and all the pieces are in play. It seems like it’s DC’s goal to pants Batman in its books lately, and that happens again here when it’s revealed that his statement from the last issue, “The Outsiders aren’t real…” was utterly wrong. The Outsiders are real, and their brief introduction raises many questions. Why do the Green Team hate them so much? Since they stole Abdul’s money, are they actually working for the Commodore? These questions are a very intriguing spot to leave the book while it goes on a short hiatus.

    Having a solid background narrative that is essentially about Heaven and Hell gives this book a Preacher feel. Dave Stewart’s colors flourish when the narrative shifts to Apocalypse and New Genesis, providing a striking contrast to the more relatable palette used in most scenes. This also gives High Father and Darkseid an otherworldly look that makes the spacefaring narratives feel alive but also ethereal. This is made even more apparent when Clayton Cowels’ lettering style changes, further emphasizing the powerful personalities of these New Gods. This comparison also comes from this series’s main setting in a desert town. Regardless, any comparison to Preacher should be met with high praise.

    Danger Street #6 ties up a bunch of loose ends while putting all of its characters on intense cliffhangers. The art team steals the show with a fantastic cover that is worth the price of admission alone.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    As this slow-burn series grinds on, it becomes clear that there really are no heroes here. Everyone is driven by some level of confusion, desperation, fear, or anger. The closest is probably the woman nicknamed “Lady Cop,” as she seeks justice for the murder of a child she knew well, but even she’s chasing down answers in a rather scattershot way. She’s finally managed to capture Travis Morgan, the Warlord and one of the three conspirators in the plan that led to the death of “Good Looks,” but the time-displaced veteran views her with contempt and refuses to answer her questions. At the same time, his partner Starman has found himself captured by a distinctly less stable group—the surviving boys in the Dingbats, who have decided to kill him for revenge as soon as he wakes up—completely unaware that they’re holding someone who could kill them with no effort if he wanted to.

    The stakes are even higher across the story, where Green Team member Abdul—who has seen his friends and teammates killed one-by-one—barely escapes an attack by the Manhunter and finds himself frozen out from his support network piece by piece. It’s actually a fairly terrifying segment of just how easy it is to disconnect someone and turn them into an unperson if you have the right connections. Then we come to Abdul’s refuge of last resort, which is actually a pretty great twist that sets up the back half of this series. The subplot involving Darkseid, Highfather, and Orion battling to prevent a cataclysm that’s scary enough to unite the two ancient enemies doesn’t quite match, but King sets the scales very high and these scenes have some of the best art of the issue. Overall, we’re halfway through and just starting to scratch the surface, but damn if this series isn’t still fascinating.

  • 85

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80

    AIPT

    Twists, turns, and more are promised in Danger Street #6, the halfway point of Tom King and Jorge Fornes’ maxiseries. It’s a story that has captured the everyday life of people trying to do their best and right wrongs. It just so happens they live in the DC Comics universe, where Darkseid plots and super assassins take orders from corporate America. In the sixth issue, an amazing godly feat takes place, and the kid gang, the Dingbats, prepare to get their vengeance.

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    After a fast-paced issue, Danger Street #6 slows things down while upping the stakes to doomsday proportions. The focus on the setup as things get set for the final push of the story makes this a little middling, but make no mistake, this series continues to be the most interesting adult take on superheroes in comics today.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    Danger Street #6 makes it clear that this miniseries is designed to be read as a whole (and hopefully will only be published as a 12-issue collection) because the middle chapters are merely that. Characters and plot threads continue to be slowly woven together in a format that promises big revelations and conflicts to come, but they aren’t found in these pages. Even as Apokolips and New Genesis engage in apocalyptic scenarios, they lack the context for the powerful imagery to be understood. Instead, readers are left to recall where things left off in Danger Street #5 in order to make sense of a trickle of new information that may garner meaning in Danger Street #7. Each sequence is well portrayed and there’s even a surprising spread that reminds readers of Fornes immense range, but there’s little excitement to be found in a slim installment of interstitial segments that make for a well-crafted but unsatisfying chapter of serialized storytelling.

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About the Author: Tom King

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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.

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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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