The six-issue ‘Secret Service’ mini-series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons is collected as The Secret Service - Kingsman. This is a quite subdued story for Mark Millar in terms of blood-splatter, and if you’d told me that this was written by Garth Ennis, I’d have believed you. (Quality of blood-splatter, not quantity.) Basically, this is a ‘Hollywood’ British Secret Service adventure, with a James Bond figure who is to all intents and purposes, James Bond. This Bond however, is from Peckham, though he’s been trained to be a proper gentleman. Long story short, he decides to rescue his nephew from his life of underachievement and sends him to spy school, hoping that he will be able to make something of himself. He does, but not in the way that everyone was expecting, but still manages to make good. If you like Garth Ennis stories and James Bond films, then this will be a dream come true, even if it is not by Garth Ennis and doesn’t star James Bond.
The script and artwork are excellent, and I enjoyed it immensely.
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