Steed And Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #2
Words: Ian Edginton
Pictures: Marco Consentino
This issue brings us halfway through this fun little spy romp, and man is it a good time. Whether it’s Steed tripping a near-do-well with his umbrella, or Mrs. Steed going toe to toe, or should I say knife to desk drawer, with a homicidal house maid, there’s plenty to like here.
It’s Oh So British, and Oh So ‘60’s and Oh So Spy-ee (I’m pretty sure that’s a word. Scrabble that!) I like it. Marco Consentino provides solid, expressive art to Ian Edgintons’ very well rounded spy story. There’s a near perfect balance of action, intrigue, betrayal, weird science gadgets and “Ah Ha!” moments. I love this genre: a spy story that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but isn’t The Pink Panther. (Yes, the live action Pink Panther movies that starred Peter Sellers. Yes I saw them, yes I’m dating myself, and yes I made a feakin’ Pink Panther reference. Google/Bing/IMDB that!) Steed is properly wicked, Mrs. Peel is beautifully dangerous, and our bad guy, well, he’s the bad guy, and it’s awesome.
4 out of 5 Ejector Seats
(That’s a spy thing, right? Ejector seats? Sure it is.)