Velvet by Ed Brubaker (2013, 2014)
Series: Velvet (#1-3)
Goodreads Summary: When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
I absolutely adore books (and movies) about spies and espionage so this series is perfect for me. Released in short little installments, it tells the story of a woman named Velvet Templeton. At first she seems to simply be a personal assistant, but we soon learn she has a secret past as she sets out to find out what happened to her friend, a secret agent who is killed.
This graphic novel is packed with action and the heroine is unlike any I’ve ever read. She’s not the typical young, modelesque superhero-type spy. She is older and wiser and isn’t overly sexualized in the story. She’s also highly intelligent and resourceful, but also has a great sense of humor.
As the story progresses it goes deeper and more twists and background information are revealed. I’ve only read 3 books in the series so far but I’m already hooked. The graphics are simply beautiful and it’s like watching a really good movie, being on the edge of your seat and enjoying every moment. Highly recommended for graphic novel fans, especially readers who love spies, secret agents, espionage, and kickass heroines.
My Rating: 4 Stars