A Review: SPY SEAL #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SPY SEAL #1 from Image Comics. Rich Tommaso writes, draws, colors, and letters.

Malcolm is just an ordinary seal looking for his next opportunity when his friend Sylvia drags him to an art show. At the show, he meets a bunny named Angora who seems to be up to something. A gunman appears and takes a shot at an MP, and Malcolm chases him down, but the gunman gets shot himself. Later the mysterious Angora shows up at his flat and then things really go sideways.

I love a good espionage story, and this is shaping up to be just that. Malcolm has all of the instincts (and most of the skills) to be good at the secret agent game, and the job offer couldn’t come at a better time for him. The story is fast-paced but still gives us a good feel for not only Malcolm, but also a handful of other characters. And the art has a simple charm to it that is only enhanced by the choice of using anthropomorphic animals.

This book is a delightful throwback to a time when spy thrillers didn’t have to be brutal and messy. And that style works beautifully with this story. Go check it out.

SPY SEAL #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )