Spy Seal #1

Writer: Rich Tommaso Artist: Rich Tommaso Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE!
"THE CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX," Part One
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! An exciting new comic series-reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo-and created by SHE WOLF author, RICH TOMMASO.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Jul 18, 2017

    If you are a fan of espionage, Tintin and adventure, then I would suggest you pick up a copy of this first issue! You will thoroughly enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Aug 17, 2017

    Things are just getting started for Rich Tommasos Spy Seal, but if these witty, well constructed first pages are any indication, it may rightfully deserve a place alongside some of the more iconic series to which it pays homage. It may appear wordy at first, but with a finely tuned balance of dialogue and richly detailed panels, its well worth spending some time with. There is plenty to grab your attention and hold it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Aug 15, 2017

    From the get go, readers will see that Rich Tommaso is emulating the style of Herg and his famous TinTin adventures. In short, it is a riveting adventure that will be a fun series for fans of Tommasos works, and fans of spy comics and TinTin too. There is one issue within these pages, that of the character of Angora. Her design and style of speak will lead people to assume she is like the stereotyped Asian characters from 1960s movies and television when she is in fact quite the opposite. Other than that, everything else about this comic is first-rate. An excellent beginning to what is sure to be a thrilling series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Jesse Ramirez Aug 19, 2017

    This is a cant miss from Rich Tomasso and Image Comics thatll definitely leave you clamoring for more. Satisfaction is guaranteed with the first issue of this promising new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Aug 16, 2017

    You should totally read this. Tommaso is a fantastic creator, the backup feature is the best, and its just a fun read in general. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Aug 12, 2017

    While not intended for all ages, Spy Seal is a delight to read. Definitely recommended for people who love animal action and spy shenanigans! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - River Godbee Aug 3, 2017

    I never thought I would relate to animals so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Aug 29, 2017

    Tommaso has really created a new concept that gets to play off of already established spy dramas, but with a new twist Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Aug 16, 2017

    Overall, I found this to be an entertaining introduction for Spy Seal. Whilst it may have been a little predictable at times, I actually didn't mind, as I loved the overall vibe and flow of the narrative. Malcolm Warner has me intrigued, and I'm looking forward to seeing where this new adventurous life will take him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 15, 2017

    'Spy Seal' is a fun spy adventure with darker undertones that works on different levels. It's a subversive tale of Cold War espionage that's well-paced and entertaining. This is a solid read worth your time.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 16, 2017

    For a first issue, Spy Seal #1 was definitely a fun read that brought me back to my childhood. As with good debut issues, it gave us a good primer for Malcolm’s world and gave us enough to want to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Aug 21, 2017

    Rich Tommaso is having fun and the reader can feel it. Spy Seal satisfies, with something for everyone. Kids will dig it. Espionage aficionados will enjoy its accuracy. The Fantagraphics crowd searching for highbrow genre fiction. Old folks who miss old comics. It's breezy and well executed, a damn fine idea, We look forward to seeing Rich run with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Aug 14, 2017

    'Spy Seal' is a ton of fun, with quick-paced action and intrigue. It'll be a great read for fans of spy fiction, crime noir, and cartoons alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Aug 18, 2017

    Its worth a read to get a feeling of the tone and texture of the series, but it begins properly next month, and for that, I cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Sep 7, 2017

    Overall I actually preferred the backup Ninja Fukuroh story than I did the Spy Seal. I think that was mainly the dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Aug 2, 2017

    This issue also features a back-up story by one Joey Weiser. I don't have much to say about it other than that it's pretty short but still rather cute. All in all, Spy Seal #1 is a decent start and pleasant enough read. It certainly feels more grounded than She Wolf did, and it looks to be moving in a more stable direction too. I wouldn't call it a must read, but if the high concept charm is enough to catch your eye, then I'd say it's at least worth taking a look. Plus, it did leave me curious enough to want to come back for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Ken Petti Aug 9, 2017

    'Spy Seal' #1 is the start of what looks like a relatively straightforward, flawed, spy story. With the concept's potential left off the table and uninspired art, it's hard to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 16, 2017

    Perhaps this would have worked better as a webcomic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Tom swift Aug 20, 2017

    This was a great first issue. It was fun and very reminiscent of tintin which is great. The animal characters don't really feel any different to human characters but make a nice change. Looking forward to where this series goes in the future.

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