Read Velvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living End Online Free - From the bestselling creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes this smash-hit spy thriller with a unique new twist! When the world's greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet's got a dark secret buried in her past... because she's also the most dangerous woman alive!
Collects issues 1 through 5.
|Title||:||Velvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living End|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
May 23, 2015
Hey! It's an old chick who can kick ass!
Ok, maybe old isn't the right word, Velvet isn't exactly using a walker to get around, but she's no spring chicken.
Most of the folks at her Top Secret agency think she's just a secretary. Kinda like Bond's Miss Moneypenny.
But when a top agent gets...
January 13, 2018
Other reviewers have already pointed out that this story essentially asks what would happen if James Bond got killed, and it turned out that Miss Moneypenny was more of a bad-ass than he ever was? So in an effort to come up with a new way of describing this I’ll ask what if Sterling Archer got ki...
November 25, 2014
Ed Brubaker has few peers when it comes to the graphic novel spy game.
Case in point: Velvet Templeton, - the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency, Britain’s top spy shop – photographic memory, excellent shorthand, willing to work late hours, brews tea without equal, and was one of the...
October 15, 2015
Move over James Bond, Miss Moneypenny is taking over.
Mind if we talk about me for a minute? No? Thanks. So lovely of you.
I've never been a comics fan. I never read comics growing up and my life has always revolved around books, books, books and more books. I remember visiting my cousins as a litt...
May 24, 2014
What if Miss Moneypenny was more than just a secretary – what if she was actually deadlier than Bond? And what would happen if she was backed into a corner?
Velvet Templeton is a desk jockey in an MI6 facsimile called ARC-7 at the height of the Cold War in 1973. X-14, the agency’s best spy, is kil...
February 21, 2017
"That's the problem with lies...they're so much prettier than the truth."
Okay, that was fun. I mean there's still Brubaker drama and darkness, but what a great story and fantastic artwork!
I'm not really a fan of spy thrillers. I do enjoy James Bond movies. But this was surprisingly entertaining,...
October 01, 2016
Holy shit! Some people just got their asses handed to them. By a woman. By a woman clearly over 30!
How many times has some arrogant suit walked into my office, thinking he owns the world and I was his servant because I'm just a secretary. *imitates very annoying nasal voice*
And how many times hav...
March 25, 2015
Dave's Quick Judgement -
- Lead heroine is kick-ass, yet also sympathetic.
- More emotional depth than you find in your average spy thriller.
- Plenty of action.
- Velvet's inner dialogue is even more heart-pounding than the action sequences.
- Jaw-dropping twist at the end.
August 02, 2014
This is like a great Bond movie. Except that Miss Moneypenny is the star, and she's far more accomplished and dangerous a spy than anyone ever expected. Brubaker does some of his best work away from the capes, so I was far from surprised with how fantastically he wrote this spy thriller. I'm fasc...
October 31, 2017
Another fantastic spy/noir thriller from Brubaker. He really is the best at this kind of story and it's the first time I've seen a female spy written so well.
Her name is velvet and she's the secretary for a super dooper secret spy agency. What even the spies don't know is that she used to be the...