In August, creator Rich Tommaso launches an all-new series at Image Comics – SPY SEAL!
Originally created by Tommaso in his teens, SPY SEAL made a big splash when it became instantly viral last fall, generating fan enthusiasm, cosplay, and Hollywood interest before being snapped up for an ongoing series. The series’ first chapter, The Corten-Steel Phoenix, finds Spy Seal, Britain’s newest covert agent, up to his neck in saboteurs, snipers, assassins, and double agents.
It’s wonderful and surreal to be working with material that I created as a 13-year-old kid,” said Tommaso in a press release from Image Comics. “I’m enjoying doing a spy story too—it’s a genre I’ve never explored in my adult career as a cartoonist.
“The approach I’ve decided to take is to illustrate, write, and design everything in the style of those mid-20th-century Franco-Belgian comics—mainly Hergé’s Tintin, which I’ve really admired for years,” added Tommaso. “I’m going for the cozy feel I get from reading those old adventure comics, sending Spy Seal around the world to see as many corners of it as he can, while flying high in amphibious planes, driving retro-modern cars, exploring secret, underground hideouts, and meeting foreign contacts in mysterious locations. Basically, run him through the gamut of obstacles Alfred Hitchcock would run his heroes and heroines through.”
Spy Seal #1 is scheduled to arrive on August 16, 2017. If you want to get your hands on this series, you should let your LCS know right away.