Danger Street #11
Heroes and villains alike hasten their quest for the one thing in the Multiverse that assures victory…Fate! But when the pursuit of the Helmet of Fate spells death for some, Lady Cop must turn to the unlikeliest of heroes for help. Could the Dingbats of Danger Street really save them all?
Danger Street #11 picks up with The Green Team in the thrall of The Outsiders while The Dingbats, Warlord, Starman, and Orion make final preparations to bring Good Looks back to life and potentially save the universe. The series’ wider themes come into full view here with the concepts of fate and the corruption/temptation of power. Danger Street #11 continues upholding the standard that has been maintained thus far, ending on a cliffhanger that makes the wait for the final issue practically unbearable.
Tom King truly has been out of his element with this series, not only opting to write about more than twenty characters, but also in the way that he has to organize the several plot lines that bring these characters together. This also involves mixing the various genres that these characters encompass, allowing the story to span from a small California town all the way up to the Fourth World with New Genesis and Apocalypse. No issue has been more exemplary of this feat than Danger Street #11, where almost every character thus far is featured in some important role. This level of care and attention to detail creates one of the best penultimate issues in King’s career.
Since all of these characters are finally brought together here, Danger Street #11 is even more of a perfect example of why Jorge Fornes is one of the best artists in the business. The way Fornes is able to ground this comic book while also highlighting the cosmic ramifications of these character’s actions is absolutely astounding. This series has been an incredible follow up to this creative team’s previous series, Rorschach, and even further highlights Fornes’s ability to create such a well plotted, authentically creative story.
Dave Stewart’s colors in Danger Street #11 help highlight and contrast the varied differences between all of the characters. Whereas Fornes’s pencils ground the narrative, Stewart’s colors help push the cosmic scale of everything. Stewart also helps highlight the weirdness behind The Outsiders, creating a dichotomy between them and their counterparts on The Green Team. This book continues to be one of the most striking books on the stands every month and that is all thanks to Stewart’s popping pencils.
Rounding out the creative team is the always great Clayton Cowles on letters, who has helped maintain a strong level of consistency throughout the series and maintains the readability while the issues have shifted between the several perspectives and settings. Cowles has also done a great job in organizing the dialogue on the page in a way that makes it so each page can be read in sometimes different ways. For example, large sections will have the characters conversing while the narrator speaks in the background. These sections can be read all at once or separately while making sense either way. This makes it so that those who would rather keep their narration separate from their dialogue have an option to do so without losing any context within the story.
Danger Street #11 wastes no time in immediately establishing the stakes and makes some giant moves right before the finale. King and company use this penultimate chapter to set a new standard for what can be defined as a cliffhanger.
Danger Street #11: If You Had The Chance To Change Your Fate, Would’ja?
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 9.5/109.5/10
- Art - 9.5/109.5/10
- Color - 9.5/109.5/10
- Cover Art - 9.5/109.5/10
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