Super Spy is 52 interwoven short stories about cyanide, pen-guns, heartbreak and betrayal. Each story follows the life of a spy during World War II. Spanning the globe from Spain to France and Germany, this book takes the reader on a tour of the everyday life of the spy. From the small lies and deceptions to the larger secrets that everyone hides, Super Spy reveals the nature of espionage and how an individual can be lost and also find redemption. A children's book is something more than it seems... a woman swims the English Channel to deliver a deadly secret... a German spy desperately seeks escape for herself and her daughter... and a spy continues to serve his country even beyond death.
"Clever and formally audacious." -- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter "Kindt's fluid outlines, thick swatches of color fill-in, sleek figures, and predominant subdued duotone coloring effectively conjure the ambiguous living hell that crushes the characters' zeal while it forces them to go on until they're stabbed, knifed, poisoned, or shot. [Super Spy] rivals the power of the most complex and serious spy novels and films."--Booklist (starred review) on Super Spy "Matt Kindt's work on SUPER SPY blows my mind. The elegance of his art, juxtaposed with his rich character work and complex narrative -- is nothing short of genius. The Spy genre is so well traveled, that sometimes it feels like everything's been done before. But Matt Kindt's SUPER SPY proves that something new is always possible; if you unleash your passion, vision, and talent. Read SUPER SPY! Read 2 SISTERS! Read PISTOLWHIP! Buy Matt's art! I have. And my life is better for it!"-- Jesse Alexander (Producer and writer of Heroes, Lost and Alias) Couldn't get enough of the critically-acclaimed and Eisner-nominated SUPER SPY? Curious what all the fuss is about? Have we got a book for you! Creator Matt Kindt has pulled out all the stops to make this an unforgettable supplement to (or first taste of) his 2007 opus. What's inside? Deleted scenes! All-new spy stories! Sketchbook pages! 3-D comics! Full annotations! Diagrams of spy gadgets and keys to unlock hidden secret codes! Props and stories for you to cut out and assemble! It's like a secret spy activity book for grown-ups, bursting with ingenuity and pathos! PLUS: illustrations, photos, and commentary from Matt explaining the real-world spy origins of his stories and techniques! Don't just read this book... USE it!
ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS OF THE YEAR! NOMINATED FOR THE EISNER AWARD (Best Graphic Album: Reprint)! "This is a rip-roarin' yarn set in Europe during WW2 about spies and assassins crossing paths -- sometimes with lethal consequences. Fifty-odd short tales are all connected, telling a bigger story about love, betrayal, sudden death, loneliness and the stress of pretending to be someone you really aren't. Kindt's simple-but-stark art style suits a dark story taking place mostly in shadows. ... Final word: A killer spy thriller."-- Dan Lennard, People Magazine "Hands down, my favorite book of all 2007."-- James Sime, proprietor of Isotope: The Comic Lounge "Every now and then I get something really super special from someone with so much talent....I can't describe accurately how handsome this book he's created is. You have to pick it up and hold it in your hands to see for yourself. So go get it and be amazed."-- Paul Malmont, author of The Chinatown Deathcloud Peril "Super Spy is extraordinary, balancing its challenging, fractured narrative with a plot that grabs both the half of the heart that wants action and the half of the heart that wants people to love each other despite their loneliness."-- Teacher Librarian The critically-acclaimed spy thriller about cyanide, pen-guns, heartbreak and betrayal is back! Spanning the countries of Spain, France, and German during World War II, the graphic novel follows the intersecting life of six spies, exploring their small lies and deceptions, as well as the larger secrets they hide. A children's book is something more than it seems; a woman swims the English Channel to deliver a deadly secret; a German spy desperately seeks escape for herself and her daughter; and a spy continues to serve his country even beyond death. A gorgeous full-color graphic novel that not only reveals the nature of espionage, but how an individual can be lost in a world of lies and deception, and still manage to find redemption.