The Secret Service #1

The Secret Service #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Dave Gibbons Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: April 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

From The Writer Of Kick-Ass And The Artist Of Watchmen Comes A Collaboration Decades In The Making. Says Millar: —“Secret Service Is The Ramifications Of [How] America Is Struggling On The World Stage, Funding Is Being Seriously Undercut To Balance The Books And Some People Are Trying Their Best To Take Advantage Of The Fragile Global Situation. The Hero—And Sidekick Guys Who Lead The Book Are, I Think, The Best Characters I’ve Written.”‌

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Jun 29, 2012

    Overall this is absolutely a great read and I highly recommend you pick up this series. I just wish it wasn't monthly. It's always the good ones that are monthly. I give this series a perfect 10 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 14, 2012

    The pitch for this was probably: James Bond + Wanted + Kick-Ass. If you enjoy those, you'll probably come to enjoy this series even though the first issue was mostly introduction. Plus, quality art from a classic artist we don't see enough of nowadays. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 11, 2012

    The concept of this story is reminiscent of Billy Elliot, a musical about an English boy who attempts to break out of an impoverished mining town by embracing his natural talent for ballet. I can guarantee I will be the only comic book reviewer to ever compare The Secret Service to Billy Elliot, but there is a good reason. The musical immediately established a personal struggle for achievement against the turmoil of the UK miners' strike and Billy's disapproving family. Millar has crossed that concept with a James Bond movie, but something integral is missing. Millar's Gary is not unlike Billy, except that instead of being an immensely gifted and likeable protagonist, Gary is just, well, a wanker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 12, 2012

    If you like Millar's brand of humor, you'll likely enjoy The Secret Service #1. If you like his dramatic chops, you might be willing to put up with the humor-esque parts to enjoy what Gibbons helps him achieve here, although the whole Mark Hamill thing brings some dread to the notion of where he's going with this. This is the guy who wrote Civil War, after all. He can be impressive or he can be annoying. It's a bit too early to tell which one this is going to turn out to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    007 meets The Mod Squad in Mark Millars new series from Icon. The illustrations are from the legendary Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) who needs no introduction. The story of Garys family is interesting enough and the rescue attempt on Mark Hamill, yes the Mark Hamill, goes horribly & hysterically wrong. Plus: The list of kidnapped victims is hilarious. Put em all together with a nice cover and youve got the makings of a potentially great series. From Icon/Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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