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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
"Super Spy" is the story of different spies on different missions throughout World War II. The book is broken up into mini-vignettes; each spy's story takes place over multiple chapters spread out non ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristenn - LibraryThing
Enjoyed the art and the way the characters had depth and personality as soon as they appeared (important in such very short stories). Most vignettes were nicely unpredictable too, with actual tension ... Read full review