Spy Seal, Vol. 1: The Corten-Steel Phoenix

Spy Seal, Vol. 1: The Corten-Steel Phoenix Review

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? Check out this deluxe format edition to decipher the answers to these and other puzzling questions in RICH TOMMASO's (SHE WOLF) latest series, visually reminiscent of such classic comics as The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo.

Collects SPY SEAL #1-4

Title:Spy Seal, Vol. 1: The Corten-Steel Phoenix
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Donovan

    Mildly interesting, but the blasé cliché spy character brings nothing fresh to the genre. This feels like “spy satire” but isn’t....

  • Alex Sarll

    Yes, it does exactly what it says on the tin; a seal who's a spy, albeit not a very good one as yet (for reasons unrelated to being a seal). Tommaso here resurrected a character he's been doodling for...

  • Ricky Vigil

    The art is fantastic! The linework is very clean, the color palette is perfectly selected, and I love the general style Tommaso's anthropomorphized characters. As other reviews have stated, the narrat...

  • Blaine McGaffigan

    Rich Tomasso’s “Spy Seal” is an homage to Tintin comics that is pretty to look at but doesn’t quite work on a character level. The main character is learning to become a spy and works with a t...

  • Theediscerning

    Three and a half stars. This is a fairly enjoyable romp, with a naive spy dumped into the deep end of solving international espionage cases. The story seemed to jump about wildly near the end, which i...

  • Sean Kottke

    This is a pure delight. It carves out a lovely aesthetic space between Tintin, Blacksad, James Bond, Wes Anderson films, and Sally Cruikshank cartoons. There are a couple of places where it feels like...

  • Simon

    God bless Rich Tommaso and his insane, passionate pursuit to cover every single freaking genre out there. Sometimes all in one book (She-Wolf), sometimes separately, like in this spy spoof/homage/what...

  • Andy Grabia

    Story took some odd leaps that made me feel like pages were missing from the book. Too bad, as it was otherwise quite enjoyable....

  • Josh

    *Galley received from Image*Objectively, I feel like this wasn't a great comic. However, it operates with enough ridiculous, self-aware flair that I found myself enjoying the experience anyway....

  • Burgerchamp

    A great throwback to the great Belgian comics of the 30’s and 40’s. Has kind of a Wes Andersony vibe thrown in. As a huge Tintin fan, can’t wait for more. ...