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Danger Girl
 

The Danger Girl comic book series was first released by Wildstorm in December 1997.

Created by: J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell
Story by:
J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell
Artwork by: J. Scott Campbell
Script by: Andy Hartnell

Official site:
J. Scott Campbell
 

J. Scott Campbell no doubt has become one of the comic book world's most popular artists. He thanks his success for his unique style which shows craftsmanship of both male and female anatomy, top-notch action sequences, and stylish one-liners.
All this comes together in Campbell's most successful Danger Girl comic book series which celebrates the nostalgic pleasures of the classic action-adventure genre.


Abbey Chase in action.

Like every Indiana Jones and James Bond film, this story kicks off with a explosive opening sequence in which protagonist "Abbey Chase" chases down a golden skull, from a villain named "Donavin", and is introduced to the "Danger Girls" - a covert crime-busting team lead by the mysterious Deuce (a witty caricature of Sean Connery).
Abbey joins the Danger Girls in a battle against the menacing "Hammer Empire". This Neo-Nazi Empire is planning to take over the world by bringing back their ubermensch champion that, according to the legend, used to rule Atlantis. The Hammer Empire has to reunite the 3 parts armor of this mythical champion. They need to find his shield of immunity, his helmet of second sight and his sword of sovereignty.
Abbey Chase her knowledge of world history should help the Danger Girls in finding the 3 armor pieces before it gets in the hands of the Hammer Empire. And so the Danger Girls' adventurous chase around the globe begins.

Danger Girl is heavily influenced by J. Scott Campbell's love for entertainment movies. J. Scott even mentioned that one of his most favorite and influential films of all is Raiders of the Lost Ark. So it's not much of a surprise that his Danger Girl comic books are a hybrid of and homage to Charlie's Angels and the Indiana Jones Trilogy.

 
 
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Abbey Chase is a scholar with expertise in ancient civilizations and mystical artifacts. Check the bookshelf in the background. Looks like Indy never managed to recover that 'Golden Idol of Fertility' from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Abbey Chase has the same passions as Indiana Jones but her Danger Girl partner, "Sydney Savage" has something else in common with our favorite hero. Sydney will never go on a mission without her trusty leather bullwhip!

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Here you have a page of a Danger Girl short story. A South American guide notices a horrific sculpture and flies. Anyone remember Indy's adventure in the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the scene in Temple of Doom just before Indy reaches Pankot Palace?

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This is my favorite Indy reference in Danger Girl. Here we see 2 Danger Girls approaching a truck and jumping on it just like Indy did in Raiders. The only difference is that they approach the truck in a white sports car instead of a white horse. But more interesting is the truck itself. It's exactly the same truck as in Raiders of the Lost Ark!

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The Danger Girls just found a secret chamber that contains the priceless "golden helmet of second sight". The golden glow of the helmet mirrors the opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy finds the "Golden Idol of Fertility".

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The climax page of the first Danger Girl story shows some similarities with the opening of the Ark in Raiders. We also have a ceremony and when the 3 armor parts are rejoined, similar ghostly beings fly rapidly in the air, circling the terrified Hammer Empire soldiers. But in this comic book, those ghosts are only the beginning of something much more terrifying!

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Here's a part of a childish, verbal fight between Sydney Savage and, youngest Danger Girl member, Silicon Valerie. Take a close look at it. Sydney names Valerie... euh... "Short Round"?!

 

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