Half Past Danger 2 (June 2013)

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Not only does Mooney up the ante with a ninja, he gives him a camouflage outfit out of “G.I. Joe.” It’s strange but cool, just like all of Half Past Danger.

Of course, he also implies the big blond captain guy is a super soldier. Not sure what else Mooney could possibly add–the British secret agent woman is the only one without some great reveal so far. And the lead’s just an Irish Indiana Jones as a soldier, but it works fine.

There’s a lot more with the dinosaurs, a lot more with the expedition to the island–it’s interesting how Mooney lifts whole sections of Jurassic Park without raising any eyebrows. Lines and everything. Then there’s a great double reference to Aliens.

The comic’s just a good mix. Mooney throws in a lot of safe, reliable ingredients, but it coming out so well is Mooney’s success.

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CREDITS

In Like Flynn; writer and artist, Stephen Mooney; colorist, Jordie Bellaire; editors, Christopher Schraff and Chris Ryall; publisher, IDW Publishing.

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