Spy Seal, Vol. 1 by Rich Tommaso

Spy Seal, Vol. 1

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! Follow the newbie spy and his furry colleagues on exciting train rides, high-speed car chases, high-flying air adventures, and down secret underground tunnels, all in an effort to hunt down a dangerous British-turned-Soviet double agent—a slippery spy who poses as an ups...

Details Spy Seal, Vol. 1

TitleSpy Seal, Vol. 1
Release DateJan 24th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Comic Book, Fiction

Reviews Spy Seal, Vol. 1

  • Donovan
    Mildly interesting, but the blasé cliché spy character brings nothing fresh to the genre. This feels like “spy satire” but isn’t.
  • Blaine McGaffigan
    Rich Tomasso’s “Spy Seal” is an homage to Tintin comics that is pretty to look at but doesn’t quite work on a character level. The main character is learning to become a spy and works with a ton of new animals throughout the book. His relationships with the multitude of characters introduced is confusing. He has adventures, but there is no double-cross, no reveal, or any other plot point that makes this a great spy story. The art is fanta...
  • Theediscerning
    Three and a half stars. This is a fairly enjoyable romp, with a naive spy dumped into the deep end of solving international espionage cases. The story seemed to jump about wildly near the end, which is too sudden and clearly set up for sequels - although as the hawk is as drop-dead sexy as the seal hero says, that may be no bad thing. (And if that sentence never sounded like making sense to you, this may not be a book to your taste.)
  • Sean Kottke
    This is a pure delight. It carves out a lovely aesthetic space between Tintin, Blacksad, James Bond, Wes Anderson films, and Sally Cruikshank cartoons. There are a couple of places where it feels like a page or a few panels are missing to initiate changes in scene and resolve cliffhangers. I look forward to following more Spy Seal adventures. As a comic written and illustrated by the same person, this fulfills one more plank of the Read Harder 20...
  • Simon
    God bless Rich Tommaso and his insane, passionate pursuit to cover every single freaking genre out there. Sometimes all in one book (She-Wolf), sometimes separately, like in this spy spoof/homage/whatever this is. It's fun enough and the art is great, so if you're not yet fed up with the secret agent fare, check it out.
  • Andy Grabia
    Story took some odd leaps that made me feel like pages were missing from the book. Too bad, as it was otherwise quite enjoyable.
  • Josh
    *Galley received from Image*Objectively, I feel like this wasn't a great comic. However, it operates with enough ridiculous, self-aware flair that I found myself enjoying the experience anyway.
  • Rob
    So much fun. The best parts of Tin Tin and James Bond, but, y'know, with talking animals.