Spy Superb #1
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Spy Superb #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Kindt Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 4, 2023 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

From New York Times bestselling and Harvey award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt comes the latest Flux House humorous espionage adventure.

It's John Wick meets Wes Anderson in this mystery-thriller about a secret organization that's developed the perfect spy. Who is the perfect spy? A spy who doesn't even realize they are a spy. AKA the "useful idiot." This particular useful idiot is named Jay. Jay is sent on missions without even realizing he's on a mission. Until he picks up the wrong phone with the wrong secret intel and now Russian hit-squads and elite assassins are after him. But Jay believes he was a sleeper agent-and reall more

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jan 6, 2023

    'Spy Superb' is a superb spy spoof that is delightfully quirky and fun. This ambitious blend of action spy thriller and comedy hits just enough right notes to keep readers engaged and anticipating more. The super-sized first issue offers everything you need to know about the spy who doesn't know he's a spy and all the shenanigans still to come. It's a welcomed retreat from capes and cowls comics with this subversive spy comedy.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jan 6, 2023

    This great start to the series takes the notion of "spies like us to a whole new hilarious level. When a super spy is killed, a Western espionage agency turns to a loser to save the free world. It's not 007, but it is a ton of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - John Schaidler Jan 11, 2023

    Matt Kindt's characterization of the endlessly quotable, egotistical hack, Jay Bartholomew III, is where this debut shines brightest. A seamless finale with pitch-perfect pacing and Rube Goldberg-like precision sets the stage nicely for act two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jan 11, 2023

    Matt Kindt's newest Dark Horse title is a hilarious take on a James Bond style spy story. The premise is immediately intriguing and everything that follows is excellently executed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jan 1, 1970

    The Kindt drawn bibliography doesn't include too many comedies, but Spy Superb #1 is a fine start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 11, 2023

    The absurdity of Kindt's concepts have always been part of their appeal and there's plenty to appreciate in Spy Superb #1, but it seems the best tricks likely wait ahead now that the concept has been refined into an actual story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 4, 2023

    Fans of the spy genre will find Spy Superb enjoyable. I fear it doesn't have much broad appeal. Still, for what it is, it is a good book. Read Full Review

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