Spy Seal ends its first series with an all-action issue. Tommaso doesn’t take any shortcuts on the art though. It’s still very detailed, but it’s all for the action. It’s all for Malcolm doing a cross between a thirties Hitchcock spy thriller and a James Bond movie to get the mission completed.
Of course, Malcolm doesn’t exactly know what’s going on. He’s on his own, now a confident spy seal, and he does pretty well with it. It’s a fun issue once Tommaso starts doing all the finale reveals. It’s good–and proves the only characters who can talk in written dialects are anthrophormized animals–but it’s also fun.
The series is smart, it’s mellow, it’s sublime. And it’s all ages. Or pretty close.
And there’s another series due next year. The countdown begins.
The Corten-Steel Phoenix; writer and artist, Rich Tommasi; publisher, Image Comics.