Half Past Danger 1 (May 2013)

273176 20130524220643 large

I’m really impressed. I’d never even heard of Stephen Mooney before Half Past Danger–I hadn’t heard of him so much I thought the names were separate (based on the cover credit). I’m shocked to see it’s just one guy doing this comic and one I haven’t heard of.

Danger is highly derivative. Little Sgt. Rock, little League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, little Jurassic Park. G.I.s versus dinosaurs. It works. Mooney makes it work. His art style is perfect for the kind of period piece he’s doing and he also goes out of his way to keep it unexpected.

He opens the issue with this sergeant being the topic of his men’s conversation, switches focus to said sergeant, then makes the encounter with the Jurassic tyrannosaur so crazy he’s keeping everyone in danger, even the “safe” characters.

The finale, set in 1940s New York City, is just fantastic stuff.

Danger’s great.

CREDITS

Bite the Bullet; writer, artist, colorist and letterer, Stephen Mooney; publisher, IDW Publishing.

One thought on “Half Past Danger 1 (May 2013)

Add yours

  1. This little book has ben a lot of fun so far at the shop. When customers pick it up and ask me about it, I tell ’em pure and simple; Soldiers, Nazi’s, a hot protagonist, and of course, dinosaurs. A gulity pleasure, for sure, but satisfying in a way your favorite breakfast cereal in the morning is. Good execution by Mooney, who really digs this stuff and depicts it in a convincing way.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: