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By Ed Brubaker (author), Steve Epting (illustrator)

> Review by Brian Kearney

What if the secretary for the world’s premier spy agency (think Moneypenny from the James Bond films) was actually an adept spy herself, and more cunning and sly than the other spies put together? This concept is what drives Velvet, the latest project from the team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. They first collaborated on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the hit comic book story, which inspired the movie of the same name.

Brubaker and Epting bring the same magic they brought to Cap to Velvet Templeton, the secretary to the director of Arc 7, a fictional British spy agency. When one of the agency’s operatives is mysteriously killed, Velvet takes it upon herself to track down the killer, but gets enmeshed in a vicious plot that is much bigger than she anticipated. It’s standard fare for a spy story, but Brubaker’s execution of it is thrilling and Epting’s artwork brings this world of shadows and intrigue to life. Velvet has only just begun, but it’s sure to continue as a thrilling series with twists and turns as surprising and unpredictable as its main character.

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