Spy Seal’s Dossier Of Espionage Collected In Volume 1: “The Corten Steel Phoenix”

by Hannah Means Shannon

If you haven’t been reading the single issues appearing of Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso, all is not lost. You can still correct your grievous error by picking up one of the slickest trade paperbacks available from Image Comics this January.

The series has often been compared to The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo, because it features animals who wear clothes in a clear-line, beautifully designed world that harks back to the 60’s. But I prefer to think of it as a much weirder James Bond with sensitive introspective and even more wild chase scenes. The puns and jokes are pretty great, too.

In Spy Seal Vol. 1: “The Corten Steel Phoenix”:

One of Britain’s most covert MI-6 divisions, the Nest, has recruited a brand-new secret agent to their team: Spy Seal! Follow the newbie spy and his furred and feathered 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.

Spy Seal Volume 1 (Diamond code: NOV170686, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0479-6) will arrive in comic stores Wednesday, January 24th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 11th.

It will be available in bookstores Tuesday, January 30th and is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.