Spy Seal The CortenSteel Phoenix

first_img Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1Buy This Comic: Twisted Romance Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. “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?”Spy Seal Vol. 1: The Corten-Steel PhoenixCreated by (W+A): Rich TommasoWith cool spies like James Bond and the Kingsman in the spotlight, we always look for the newest secret agent to grace us with their presence, and Spy Seal deserves that light. Created, written and drawn by Rich Tommaso, he allows us into this world of anthropomorphic espionage, and it’s unlike anything you’ll ever read.via Image ComicsRich Tommaso creates a story that’s not only in the homage to James Bond but separates itself from most of the Bond stereotypes entirely. Tommaso produces a spy story that engrosses you. He doesn’t let up with the action or narrative. Keeping a consistent and stable story mixed with unpredictable “what’s going to happen” narrative. Tommaso lets it happen within the panels. He plays out before you in jazz-like movement. Scattered and constant. Tommaso writes a spy story that not only twists and turns, but the reader becomes just as into the adventures as Malcolm is.He creates a brand new type of spy with Malcolm as the lead. Malcolm is very fresh to all of this. He’s still clumsy, blissfully unaware, distracted by the little things. However, he’s on the road to figure out that this is what he’s unusually great at. It’s almost a bit coming-of-age in a sense but coming-of-age as a spy who he is coming into his own.via Image ComicsSpy Seal has a look that is original and will honestly appeal to some and deter others. Tommaso gives Spy Seal a style resembling the stylised 1960s version of Mad Men meets James Bond. You have that look and feel of The Adventures of Tintin meeting art deco and pop art.Tommaso keeps things minimal on the details. Only giving you the bare features in his art, but that’s what makes this world so crafty, different and inviting. Tommaso’s lines are what make this story visually appealing, and his earth-toned colors come after. With the lines being so clean and straightforward, there are no distractions. It’s focused on the creative and pleasantly small details within the world that you should pay attention to, the narrative of the story and the adventures Malcolm.via Image ComicsIf there’s one thing that this comic does so well in doing is creating movement. I said before that this was almost like jazz. Within the panels, the action throughout is so smooth. You look from one panel to the next blown away by the detail he puts to keep the continuous flow. Spy Seal almost reads like storyboards. They produce different angles of a subject or character in various ways to catch your eye. They can also serve with giving you a passage of time.Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix is a comic that should be on everyone lips. Spy Seal is a comic I’d love to see as a series in the veins of Tintin but kept in this style. It’s gripping and utterly stunning in its art and brilliant in its narrative. Spy Seal: The Corten: Steel Phoenix will be available January 24th at Comixology and your local comic shop.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more