Steed and Mrs. Peel: We're Needed #1

Steed and Mrs. Peel: We're Needed #1

Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Marco Cosentino Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM! we love our pop culture history and STEED AND MRS. PEEL, the original Avengers, are a cornerstone of the foundation of modern spy fiction. We're honored to contribute to a legacy that spans over 50 years! This time, Ian Edginton (HINTERKIND, LEVIATHAN) joins us as our first English writer on the series for epic Spy-Fi action.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: The classic Avengers television show was one of the first British television shows to cross the Atlantic in the mid-1960s. John Steed and Emma Peel were instrumental in forming our view of smart, stylish spy heroes and Edginton will take them on their strangest, most psychedelic adventure yet.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT: When an old associate of John Steed is killed, a grand conspiracy is suspected. This will take Steed and Peel to a strange village, where one of the spies finds themself a prisoner.

  • 9.0
    TheCultDen - Steve Taylor-Bryant Aug 20, 2014

    The artwork (see above example) is stupendous. It is really clear, full of beautiful colouring and makes a great story jump right off the page at you. Marco Cosentino's panels are a joy and another rarity in my comic reading is that Cosentino's artwork compliments the cover by Stacey Lee that is worth the price of the issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 29, 2014

    All in all, this is a worthy purchase even if you're not into the spy theme. Solid story, strong art work, fun fighting, and political intrigue all add up to make a welcome respite from watching the super heroes duke it out with their villain du jour. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Jul 24, 2014

    This series has always reminded me a little of The Wicker Man in style mixed with 007; a straight forward mystery with dark undertones, featuring seemingly normal but bizarre characters and situations and spunky leads in sharp suits. Issue one sticks to that style. If youve ever read Steed and Mrs Peel, you know what youre going to get, but this mini-series is a nice, fresh start for new readers. If youre one of the many geeks who have recently discovered British entertainment and the eternity of Doctor Who episodes available, perhaps The Avengers is next for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 27, 2014

    Unlike many Doctor Who comic stories, Im not entirely certain of Avengers fans need Steed and Mrs. Peel Were Needed #1 in their lives. The plot is simplistic to the point of falling into tropes and leans so heavily on contemporary pop-culture references that often feel out of place rather than clever. It might be more worth your while to admire the cover from afar and then call it a day. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jul 23, 2014

    The art was good but not great; I was under the impression that the cover artist that did the Mrs. Peel cover was doing the interior art as well, so I was a bit disappointed. That's probably the best way to explain my experience with this comic: disappointing. I've been a big fan of what Boom has been putting out lately with books like The Woods and The Last Broadcast, but I'm going to have to give Steed and Mrs. Peel: We're Needed another chance next month and hope it's better than this debut issue. Read Full Review

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