Cover image for Spy Seal. Vol.1, The Corten-Steel Phoenix / Rich Tommaso.
Title:
Spy Seal. Vol.1, The Corten-Steel Phoenix / Rich Tommaso.
Title Variants:
Spy Seal, Britain's slickest secret agent.

The Corten-Steel Phoenix

Spy Seal.

Corten-Steel Phoenix
ISBN:
9781534304796
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2018.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Collects Spy Seal #1-4.
Abstract:
Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions, the Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: Spy Seal! Follow the newbie spy and his furry colleagues on exciting train rides, high-speed car chases, high-flying air adventures, and down secret underground tunnels, all in an effort to hunt down a dangerous British-turned-Soviet double agent--a slippery spy who poses as an upscale art dealer while covertly killing off important figures of Parliament. What is the reasoning behind this double agent's terrorist actions? Why are three masked bunny rabbits vandalizing paintings at every London gallery? And just what is this elusive Corten-Steel Phoenix anyway?
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Journey into the thrilling world ofinternational espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions,The Nest,recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: SPY SEAL! Follow the newbie spyand his furry colleagues on exciting train rides, high-speed car chases, downsecret underground tunnels, and high-flying air adventures-- all in an effort tohunt down a dangerous British-turned-Soviet double-agent-- a slippery spy whoposes as an upscale art dealer while covertly killing off important figures ofParliament. What is the reasoning behind this double-agent's terrorist actions?Why are three masked bunny rabbits vandalizing paintings at every Londongallery? And just what is this elusive CORTEN-STEEL Phoenix anyway? Check outthis deluxe format edition to decipher the answers to these and other puzzlingquestions in RICH TOMMASO'S (SHE WOLF) latest series, visually reminiscent ofsuch classic comics as THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN and USAGI YOJIMBO.

Book One of Rich Tommaso's newestand most exciting secret agent comicseries.

Collects Issues1-4


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Eisner award-winner Tommaso (Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow) steps firmly outside his narrative comfort zone in this oddball funny-animals spy adventure. Mimicking the tone and visual aesthetic of Hergé's Tintin, the volume follows the adventures of Malcolm, an unemployed seal who stumbles onto an international espionage conspiracy. Malcolm is quickly hired as MI6's newest agent and embarks on a globe-trotting investigation, during which he promptly falls in love with his partner, Kes the kestrel. Although appropriate for all ages, it's difficult to say who this story is really for; younger readers are likely to be baffled by the economic and political jargon, while older thriller aficionados will be frustrated at the thin paint-by-numbers story and flat resolution (not to mention one bewildering jump-cut that sabotages a perfectly good cliffhanger). To his credit, Tommaso does manage to slyly lampshade some comical spy tropes (and delivers clever puns), and his visuals are as strong and crisp as ever, but the plotting and character work don't convince. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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