ryonslaught's Daughters of the Dragon #1 - On The Run review

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Great read!

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The Good

Coleen and Misty have great character chemistry, very believable and very fluid. The story quickly established who they were, kick ass samurai and bionic ex cop martial artist and what they were about “certified bail bondsmen” of the super villain variety.

Humor was peppered into many of the interactions from start to finish making every page entertaining.

The art by Khari Evans hits all the right notes. The women are sexy, the villains are goofy when they need to be, scary in others and every character has a range of emotions splashed across their features that make this a visual feast! Subtle nods that some artists don’t get like Coleen being Asian as opposed to just another white woman in a comic are welcome.

Undoubtedly though this issue was a wonderful read for fans of Misty knight who get to see her have lots of spunk, be sexy and have great banter with her opposite, Coleen. One is a calm collected samurai the other a hot blooded, hott tempered ex-cop!

The script for the story was also great we got a healthy dose of action without all the exposition some writers think they need to tell a story. Mind you this was a far simpler story than say New Avengers #1 but by avoiding the exposition this issue is totally accessible to new readers. This is issue wont alienate female readers with its weighty back story and exposition and for that I salute Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

The Bad

The art will not be suited for everyone, there’s just not the same amount of detail one might get from say…Carlos Pacheco and the women are often in “compromising” positions clearly meant to titillate male readers. The same cant be said for eye candy for women

Fans of the Rhino will be disheartened by how easily these girls take him down.

The Ugly

This issue had a great balance of story, coolness and a cast you could easily identify with and it was all very exciting from start to finish 4/5


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    Best Female Duo Ever: Daughters of the Dragon #1 0

    Ok, i read an old comic with Misty and Colleen and they were labeled as Daughters of the Dragon and I had wondered if they would explore that in the modern era. And it appears they have. This book is awesome. I read issue one and then every book in the series. I could get enough of Colleen and Misty. I love them as a duo.This is before Misty became the leader of the Heroes for Hire when she and Colleen where bounty hunters. i liked seeing them beat the hell out of their villains. I like how the ...

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