VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Shanna Berry Wallace
(W) Ed Brubaker
(A) Steve Epting, Bettie Breitweiser
(CA) Steve Epting
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the 'Winter Soldier' saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET! When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years... and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and hi-octane action. Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry's best-selling creators will knock you out!
Date Available: 10/23/2013
SUPER COOL!! This agency is so secret “every mission is a Black Op… every dollar of funding is hidden”, and the “secretary”, Velvet Templeton, may not be as dull as everyone assumes.
This is a gorgeously laid out, beautifully drawn, and intelligently written story, building plenty of intrigue with characters dropping like flies from the beginning.
Exactly what you’d expect from Brubaker, employing his favorite noir themes: the mystifying femme fatale, debonair spies, and mystery layered with more mystery. And enough cannot be said about the gorgeous art by Epting: so delicate and purposeful. SOOOO COOL!
I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams