Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cold War

 After going to see “Skyfall”, I was in the mood for a spy story.  That was when I remembered buying this John Byrne mini-series.  The main character is a James Bond type who no longer works for MI-6.  But when the organization needs someone to do a job that cannot be traced back to them, he takes the mission.  A scientist is working on a new rocket system but things go wrong when a Russian spy and a possible defection are added to the mix.  Byrne seems to have patterned his character after the Sean Connery/Daniel Craig Bond.  High adventure, desert car races with one of the driver’s replaced by a killer, and a very good final issue that takes place in Russia.  Byrne’s art is a perfect fit for the story.  I am already looking forward to reading the sequel that will be out next year.

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