Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 2 #0

Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 2 #0

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Steve Bryant Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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They are needed again, and MARK WAID is the man to swing them into a new era! England’s greatest spy duo finds that the Hellfire Club has reformed, no longer looking to the past, but instead determined to bend the British Isles to their warped version of the “future”. Their first target is right in the heart of London - - are John Steed & Emma Peel ready for the unorthodox foes? Find out as legendary writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, IRREDEEMABLE) leads the iconic super spies into ALL-NEW adventures. A bold new chapter ties into the fan-favorite episode “A Touch of Brimstone,” the original inspiration for the Hellfire Club and Black Quee more

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Aug 29, 2012

    All-in-all Steed and Mrs. Peel is a pretty interesting book. Its funny, the story demands a bit of patience, if not a tiny scrap if reverence for the source material, but most importantly has a heart.  Too often do I read stories that feel like they are a job for the writer, but when it comes to this one it feels as though this is a labour of love for Waid.  Thankfully, Steed and Mrs. Peel is probably pretty different than anything youre currently reading at the moment and if you want something different, albeit not in the abstract sense; then I recommend that you add Steed and Mrs. Peel to your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2012

    The hardest parts of any comic book Avengers adaptation have routinely been the character dialogue and Emma's face. (At least, the hardest parts for ME as a reader, which could be showing off a bias of what I'm paying attention to in the comic.) This book gets both of those right, with Waid delivering strong interplay between the two leads (perhaps overplaying the quiet romantic vibe near the end, but quickly recovering) and Bryant getting the faces at least half right. For my money, Steed And Mrs. Peel #0 delivers most of the goods, and makes for a decent read, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not a perfect comic, but it's a good first issue, and shows, rather than tells, the reader what they need to know about our leads and their lives... Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Aug 30, 2012

    This is one of those books where there are some wonderful parts that don't quite add up to a whole. The banter between our heroes is enough to carry you through to the end, but without establishing the players it's a little shallow on reflection. And while there are fun things to look at throughout, there are also too many noticeable art stutters along the way to ignore. One would hope this world will open up a lot more once the series gets going. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 29, 2012

    "Steed and Mrs. Peel" #0 is an all-right introduction to the new series (although I'm not entirely sure why it isn't an issue #1 instead), but there needs to be some more energy and fun for this series to be read month after month. It's got a lot of promise, though, and I'm definitely going to come back to take a look at issue #1. Until then, though, I'm pulling out my DVDs of the black and white Steed and Mrs. Peel episodes. That's exactly what I'm hoping future issues from Waid and Bryant will resemble a bit more in terms of tone. Can we get there? I think so. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 31, 2012

    Given that this is an introductory “#0 issue,” it's possible that Waid's future plans for the series will involve more than just cleverly riffing on past memories of the TV series; but absent the living, breathing chemistry of Macnee and Rigg, and the immediacy of the production values, music, and photography of the original, it's hard to see this being anything more than a nostalgic nod to the past. Read Full Review

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