Steed and Mrs. Peel #3 of 6
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Ian Gibson
Who out there remembers the classic sci-fi show, “The Avengers?” Or you can impress me and remember the horrible movie that was made based off of the show. Well, Boom has created a comic off of it as well. I was able to cheat a bit and read the first two of this series. So, here’s what’s going on: the founding members of an ancient club for game inventors are being killed off. One of which was a high-ranking member in the British Navy. So, Steed is called in to find out what’s going on and make sure that Queen and Country are safe. So, he calls in Mrs. Peel for help.
This was an interesting read for me. Let me start by saying that the art in this book matches pretty spot-on what the feel is for the story. Not to mention, it fit what was in the show. The paneling is simple squares and really fits; it moves the story on effortlessly. There’s some terminology that might catch you off guard if you’re not fully aware of what some of the older British slang was, but it doesn’t detract from the story. Yet, just like the show, it does get a bit out there with what’s going on.
Overall, I did enjoy the book and the first two as well. It’s just enough out there to be out of the mainstream but not so far out there that I haven’t the foggiest idea of what’s going on (I can point out a few other reviews I did for that). Even though I’m not a fan of the show (and especially the movie) I liked this and had fun with it. Mrs. Peel and Steed come off the pages and come through the writing. In my humble opinion, this is something to get, fan or not. I give it 4.5 caps out of 5.