I know what you're thinking, and you're right: we HAVE seen this story before, sort of. The plot is strikingly similar to The Invisibles: Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell (with other contributors). Both stories focus on a young teenage boy who is basically wasting his life by getting into trouble until he is plucked from the streets and given a purpose. Great overarching theme for both books, which is precisely where the similarities end. While Morrison takes his anti-hero on a psychedelic trip that lands him in an experimental program in a countryside retreat, Millar's anti-hero goes to spy school.
|This guy is a total badass.|
|Mark Hamill is in this. Seriously.|
Bottom line is this: buy the book and read it before the movie comes out later this year. It's a great read accompanied by some fantastic art and lots of (non-gratuitous) violence. What more do you need?
What are some of your fave spy comics? I'm always looking for new titles to read. Speaking of which, big shout-out to Toronto's Paradise Comics for supplying me with comics to read and review. Check them out!