It’s been quite a year for our friends at Kickstart Comics, and they have one more release coming out this year. Danger Academy comes out this Wednesday, and it’s a great way to wrap up 2011. Just to give you a taste, it is a book which includes a supporting character named “Doc Violent” who leads a group of ninja librarians. That, it should go without saying, is awesome.
Danger Academy is an action-comedy set at a boarding school for children of spies. It’s Hogwart’s with jet-boots and robots instead of talking owls. (Sample lesson: “When severing the carotid artery, it’s best to aim for an upward motion…”) It stars John, who is essentially the son of a female version of James Bond, after he’s forcibly transferred toSpychesterAcademy. And as you can tell from the name “SpychesterAcademy” (and “Doc Violent”, for that matter), it’s very much tongue-in-cheek. (My favorite joke is the role call. All of the students are re-named “Smith” to preserve anonymity. The role call scene practically writes itself from there.)