Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy 10th anniversary, Danger Girl!

(See some of my favorite J. Scott Campbell wallpapers & sketches here!)

What do you get when you cross a goat with a lizard? I have no idea. Don't care. But when you cross James Bond, Charlie's Angels, Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, you get Danger Girl. Andy Hartnell (story) and J. Scott Campbell, an artist renowned for his curvaceous female characters and dynamic action sequences, published in 1998 their finest work to date. No one since has created a more fun, over-the-top and campy comic book in this genre. The original series ran for seven issues, followed by a number of one-shots and mini-series by other artists, along with some special editions and a gorgeous sketchbook. All the stories have been reprinted in convenient trade paperbacks, which is a good thing, considering that at this past Comicon in San Diego some 9.8, 9.9 cgc-graded* issues of the original series sold for well over $1000 (original cover price: $2,50). Beat that, Google stock.

*Sorry for the comic lingo. That means the issues were never breathed upon, nor exposed to the earth's atmosphere or sunlight by the collector who bought them.

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