spy thriller

Cover #1 cover by David Mack

Cover #1 Advance Review: Great Dialogue, Better Art, Lukewarm Story

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Comic artist Max Fields is approached by a strange woman named Julia at a comic convention who is a big fan of his work. She buys thousands of dollars' worth of his work. At another convention, Max runs into Julia again, and she buys more of his art and takes him out to […]

Prisoner #3 cover by Colin Lorimer and Joana LaFuente

The Prisoner #3 Review: Don't Trust Your Senses

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Breen awakens in a massive interrogation chamber inside the Village. Number Two wants to know about Pandora, but Breen refuses to give in. The Village sends Breen back into the virtual world. He keeps breaking through the illusion, so Number Two increases the intensity. Before long, Breen's mind is shattered. The Prisoner continues […]

Prisoner #2 cover by Colin Lorimer

The Prisoner #2 Review: Not Bad but Very Predictable

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Breen is at the mercy of the Village, and they will stop at nothing to get the information about Pandora from him. Worse yet, he sees some familiar faces in the Village's compound, and they aren't saying the things that the MI-5 agent wants to here right now. While the Prisoner #2 scores […]

Jimmy's Bastards #8 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

Jimmy's Bastards #8 Advance Review: A Machine Gun Disguised as a Machine Gun

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jimmy Regent has arrived on the island Junior and the bastards are holding out in. However, Jimmy still isn't a good place, and both his confidence and his skills are slow to work this time around. Nancy is hidden somewhere on the island—if she is still alive. Meanwhile, Junior is having issues with […]

The Prisoner #1 cover by Mike and Laura Allred

The Prisoner #1 Review: Knowledge is Power

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Breen is an MI-5 agent who works for the Unit. After a compromised mission in the Middle East, he loses track of his partner. His superior believes she has been taken to the Village, a clandestine information-mining facility with global power and influence. Breen is ordered to kill his partner before she can […]

Tales of Suspense #104 cover by Yasmine Putri

Tales of Suspense #104 Review: Attack of the Ballerinas

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Black Widow is commended and made a leader of this iteration of the Red Room for her apparent assassination of both Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier. Of course, both Clint and Bucky have survived and, after escaping the safe room they were left trapped within, return to their hunt for Natasha. However, Black […]

The Dead Hand #1 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire

The Dead Hand #1 Review: Brubaker-Esque Cold War Action and Intrigue

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Carter Carlson was a special ops agent during the Cold War. He performed many top-secret wet work missions, and, at the end of the war, he was sent after a group of Soviet scientists allegedly responsible for creating many of the most dangerous weapons of the war. However, he finds a facility abandoned, […]

Jimmy's Bastards #7 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia

Jimmy's Bastards #7 Review: Battle of the Bastards — No, Not that One

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jimmy Regent seeks out some gear and help for his mission to attack Junior's base. Elsewhere, Nancy launches her own attack on the isle where Junior and his people are hiding out. Junior himself is celebrating his victory, unaware that two people are still out for his blood. Jimmy's Bastards begins its final […]

Black Widow Tales of Suspense #103 cover by Andrea Sorrentino

Tales of Suspense #103 Review: What Has Black Widow Been Up To?

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Black Widow is still alive. She's working for the Red Room again. How did this happen? What has she been doing? What does this have to do with the resurfacing of Yelena Belova and the other mysterious events happening around the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye? Tales of Suspense #103 departs from following Hawkeye and […]

Killing Eve: BBC Lands Spy Thriller from Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's spy thriller series Killing Eve has found a new "safe house" with the BBC, with the British broadcaster securing the rights to broadcast the eight-part drama on both BBC One and BBC Three later in 2018 The Sandra Oh (Sideways)-starrer was previously announced to air on BBC America in the U.S[...]

Ninja-K #3 cover by Travor Hairsine and Andy Troy

Ninja-K #3 Review: Ninja-K vs. Ninja-C and the Secrets of MI-6

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Ninja-K is locked in a brutal battle with Ninja-C, a previous MI-6 agent who killed Ninja-D and many other operatives. He wants to bring down MI-6. However, as the battle rages on K learns of C's motivations, and Ninja-K begins to realize he may be fighting for the wrong side. The battle between […]

Jimmy's Bastards #6 cover by Andy Clarke and Jose Villarruba

Jimmy's Bastards #6 Review: Uncomfortable Mental Hospital Humor

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jimmy Regent has been rendered catatonic by the revelations brought about by his bastards. That leaves it up to McEwan and Sir X to bring him back to the land of sanity and stop his bastards from wreaking further havoc across the world. Unfortunately, that will require them to get the puppy out […]

The Silencer #1 cover by John Romita Jr. and Sandra Hope

The Silencer #1 Review: Mum's the Word and the Hero

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Honor Guest is a mother and a wife who just wants to live a quiet life. She has a past she is trying to escape, but that is disrupted when a brute named Killbox approaches her in the parking lot of a grocery store with the intent of killing her. I genuinely respect […]

Vikings's Michael Hirst Adapting De Niro/Reno Spy Thriller Ronin to Series

Vikings creator and showrunner Michael Hirst (The Tudors) is hanging out the shingle on his new independent production company, and first up on its production plate is a series adaptation of the 1998 spy thriller Ronin Formed in conjunction with longtime producing partners Morgan O'Sullivan and James Flynn, Green Pavilion Entertainment was formed to "develop and produce high-end[...]

Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl: Alexander Skarsgård Joins AMC/BBC Adaptation

Television's love affair with author John le Carré rolls along with word that Big Little Lies' Alexander Skarsgård has been cast in the upcoming BBC One–AMC series adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl. Set to begin production in 2018, Old Boy writer-director Park Chan-wook has been tapped to direct the series as his first foray into […]

Counterpart: J.K. Simmons Sees Double In Starz's Sci-Fi Spy Series

In what looks like a mash-up of The Americans, 1984, "The Mirror Universe" stories from Star Trek and Fringe, Starz is giving us out first extended look at sci-fi spy thriller Counterpart The 10-episode series is set to debut on Sunday, January 21st on the cable network, and you can check out the first trailer[...]