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The Illegitimates 1 (December 2013)

291663 20131218190725 largeI thought The Illegitimates was from Image. It’s from IDW. Now the art makes sense. Kevin Sharpe and Diana Greenhalgh are slick without being fully competent.

Okay, on to the rest. I’m looking forward to the next issue, but I don’t know why. The comic opens somewhat weakly, a retread of James Bond standards (except with a guy named Jack Steel–I think). Then it’s clear writers Marc Andreyko and Taran Killam are going through the Bond filmography and its different styles and commenting on the change. It’s cool. Or maybe I just like Moonraker jokes.

The comes the setup. The guy dies and now MI–6 is going to turn his bastard offspring from over the years into a super spy team. They introduce all the bastards in question and there you go.

Except, nothing’s going to be as amusing as the initial joke. But I’ll be back anyway.



Who’s Your Daddy?; writers, Marc Andreyko and Taran Killam; penciller, Kevin Sharpe; inker, Diana Greenhalgh; colorist, Pete Pantazis; letterer, Thomas F. Zahler; editor, Sarah Gaydos; publisher, IDW Publishing.

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