Steed and Mrs. Peel #2 Review from Boom! Studios

Steed And Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #2
Boom! Studios
Words:  Ian Edginton
Pictures:  Marco Consentino

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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.)


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