Spy Superb: Matt Kindt Creates the Perfect Spy in New Espionage Series
Dark Horse Comics has released a preview for the highly-anticipated spy thriller series titled Spy Superb. The publisher describes the series as John Wick meets Wes Anderson as we witness the development of the “perfect spy” by a secret organization. The series comes from bestselling writer and cartoonist Matt Kindt who is no stranger to the genre with hit espionage and action-packed series such as BRZRKR, BANG!, Dept. H, Fear Case, MIND MGMT, Revolver, and Super Spy. The upcoming series will be yet another addition to Kindt’s already impressive library, bringing us an unusual and humorous entry into the espionage genre with his second release from Flux House.
Dark Horse‘s description of Spy Superb reads:
“In SPY SUPERB, a secret organization identifies the ultimate asset: a man named Jay, who is what they call a “useful idiot.” Jay is sent on missions without even realizing he’s on a mission. Until he picks up the wrong phone with the wrong secret intel and now Russian hit-squads and elite assassins are after him. But Jay believes he was a sleeper agent—and really is the “spy superb”. His complete obliviousness and lack of survival skills may be the only thing that saves him in this globe-trotting espionage tale …where nothing is what it seems…but also…kind of actually is what it seems.”
Kindt shares in the press release the idea of what he wanted to achieve in Spy Superb, saying:
“In Spy Superb I wanted to explore a character, the idea of a very average person who is under the belief that he is utterly exceptional. There is a scientific term for this–The Dunning-Kruger effect–a person who insists they possess knowledge and skills that they obviously do not. What if a super spy was suffering from this? Well…they would of course be a…SPY SUPERB.
It was actually really hard for me to keep this character alive past issue #1… there are hit men after him…a super assassin who kills only with rock, paper, and scissors… and a real super spy working in the shadows of our “hero” who may actually be the real spy superb. It feels really great to be drawing a new book–and I’m beyond happy that Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H) is painting it. It’s definitely the most ambitious collaboration we’ve ever had.”
Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson added:
“If you close your eyes and imagine John Wick being dropped into a Wes Anderson film, you’ll have a sense of the world of SPY SUPERB. It’s unconventional, unusual and the kind of smart action comic book you expect from Matt Kindt.”
Along with main cover art from Kindt. Spy Superb #1 will feature variant cover art by Martin Simmonds, Tula Lotay, and Christian Ward. Stay tuned as Kindt continues to break boundaries with Dark Horse as his new imprint features series with crime, sci-fi, and humor delivered in trailblazing and untraditional ways.
Spy Superb #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on January 11, 2023.
Check out the preview below:
Source: Dark Horse