Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service Mark Millar Dave Gibbons
  • Title: Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Author: Mark Millar Dave Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9780785165453
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service Mark Millar Dave Gibbons Kingsman The Secret Service From the writer of Kick Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making The world s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career But will the end of the
    From the writer of Kick Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making The world s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street punk nephew to be the next James Bond meanwhile, what s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci fi stars,From the writer of Kick Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making The world s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street punk nephew to be the next James Bond meanwhile, what s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest Under Uncle Jack s supervision, Gary s spy skills and confidence blossom but when the duo learn what s behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved It s a must be seen to be believed action spectacle COLLECTING SECRET SERVICE 1 6
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      Mark Millar Dave Gibbons

    About Mark Millar Dave Gibbons


    1. Mark Millar is the New York Times best selling writer of Wanted, the Kick Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter s Legacy, Jupiter s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts Wanted, Kick Ass, Kick Ass 2, and The Secret Service as Kingsman The Secret Service have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, Jupiter s Legacy and Chrononauts are in development at major studios His DC Comics work includes the seminal Superman Red Son, and at Marvel Comics he created The Ultimates selected by Time magazine as the comic book of the decade, Wolverine Old Man Logan, and Civil War the industry s biggest selling superhero series in almost two decades Mark has been an Executive Producer on all his movie adaptations and is currently creative consultant to Fox Studios on their Marvel slate of movies.


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    1. I am disappointed here The plot seems like a great spy comic And great it was but still things were off for me One of my problems here is the way of picturing protagonists, Jake and Gary They look almost alike There is a big age difference but still, I couldn t distinguish between them Overall, I would recommend this comic It s not a great one, but not a bad one either The reason I read this was its on going comic series Kingsman The Red Diamond Now I can start that And hope I would enjoy that [...]

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    2. Imagine if James Bond had a wayward, street wise nephew that he took under his wing and brought into the spy business Sounds intriguing, doesn t it You could play it straight or tongue in cheek and both techniques could conceivably work Try mixing these two approaches and you could have a disaster Millar tries to straddle both methods and it s not a total failure, but the tonal shifts are jarring.What s to likeIf nothing else the main characters are well conceived and for the most part, believab [...]

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    3. 2.5 stars overall Well, very different from the film in most ways.Book different from the fim Shocker PI expected that but I was expecting the names to stay the same for some reason haha perhaps blame it on me only hearing of KINGSMAN from the film and not knowing the graphic novels existed till awhile afterwards Wasn t paying attention I guess.Needless to say, I loved the film It was fun, and the cast had a great chemistry together have such a crush on Harry Hart but somehow never got around to [...]

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    4. The only reason I read this last night was because milady took us us out for a double feature last Saturday night 50 Shades of Gray and Kingsman After reading this last night I m edging closer to one conclusion.Matthew Vaughn s movie version of Mark Millar s comics are better than comics Vaughn made the only X Men movie that I ve liked so far out of the the three I ve seen on DVD, and I liked the Kick Ass movie than the comics With The Secret Service it might be that I liked the movie because [...]

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    5. I don t see The Secret Service as a spy thriller story but as a YA coming of age story Well, Millar s style of coming of age It is the good point of start There are other secret agent parodies with children or teenagers as main protagonist There is similar theme with XXX movies that set adult rebellious adults as USA secret agents But this book takes a further step, a delinquent British Secret Service agent.I am not impressed with the antagonists, the standard secret organization They are danger [...]

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    6. It was with cautious optimism that I picked this one up, and I m glad to say it not only exceeded my expectations, it also redeemed Mark Millar in my eyes Back in the heyday of The Ultimates, The Ultimates 2, Wolverine Enemy of the State Enemy of the State Ultimate Collection, and The Authority Vol 2, Mark Millar was one of my favourite writers The over the top plots, the witty and occasionally off colour dialogue, and the crazy action set pieces all helped make these books favourites of mine, b [...]

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    7. I had some high hopes after enjoying the movies, this was kind of boring.

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    8. I was unaware the upcoming movie Kingsman The Secret Service was based on a graphic novel until I saw this in my local comics shop, but had to pick it up when I saw Mark Millar s name on it And, bonus, the artist is Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame This is typical over the top Millar, taking a known quantity in this case the spy genre and putting it up to 11 , creating a warped coming of age story only he could imagine It s similar in a lot of ways to what he did with superheroes in Kick Ass and wi [...]

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    9. Mark Millar pushes my buttons again It s got the usual wish fulfillment and pop culture Lots of heads blowing up though Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame does the art The director of Lock Stock and Two Barrels contributed to the plot I think it s going to be a movie It s nice to be Mark Millar.

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    10. I would say not Millar s best work but still pretty passable Some interesting ideas Would have probably been great as the start of a new series.

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    11. What No Roxy or Merlin There are a lot of different details but it s the same basic story Overall, I enjoyed the film .

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    12. Read this as a sort of warm up for Kingsman 2 tomorrow night, and thought it was brilliant The film was adapted from this story, and while there s a lot of plot changes, be it character connections, character descriptions and back stories, the main story remains the same As violent and sweary as a Deadpool comic, and a good, fun story Why is this not a huge running comic, with multiple stories

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    13. Yesterday I happened into a Starbucks attached to an Indigo and someone had left this sitting on the table so I picked it up and was half way through by the time my associate showed up, so of course I had to buy it insert sigh here.Well Ian Flemming meets the Zucker Bros Toss in the artwork by Watchmen s Dave Gibbons and that about sums this up.Gangland Boy going nowhere is taken under his secret not so secret spy uncle s wing and comes out the other side of his training and saves the world.Ther [...]

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    14. I don t read a lot of graphic novels comic books any save some Captain America and Avengers collections mostly out of nostalgia I was also however a huge spy fi fan in my youth and now when I can find it Happily it seems to be making at least a slight comeback with people rediscovering the Bond novels and Bond movies still going strong.Recently I saw the movie Kingsman The Secret Service, and liked it a great deal So I decided to track down the graphic novel s it was based on.Not bad This isn t [...]

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    15. I have enjoyed nearly all of the Mark Millar graphic novels I have read, and the film adaptations of them that I have seen The same way that Kiss Ass subverted and took the piss out of the superhero genre, Kingsman does the same with spy films in the vein of James Bond The villain plot is reasonably original kidnapping sci fi actors is a stroke of genius however the climax is fairly standard, but I guess it has to be in a traditional 3 act structure There are great moments along the way that mad [...]

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    16. British cinema is Amazing and so this movieSo I will Read This book Later

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    17. Kingsman isn t Millar s best work, but it does have a lot of his signature elements and is entertaining It doesn t have the energy and fun nature of the film, but it was worth reading I m not sure if there are future Kingsman installments coming out, but I doubt I d read another one and would probably see the adaptations instead.

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    18. Perhaps I was expecting this to be like the film despite knowing they d be very different , which I love, but overall I just didn t really enjoy this

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    19. This year, a film was released that quickly became one of my favourites After leaving the cinema, I couldn t stop smiling and talking about the spectacle I had just seen I loved it so much that I just had to get the source material and read where the film had originated from It was based on the comic, The Secret Service Kingsman.Gary is just a normal young man who is feeling lost and hopeless His home life is a disaster and he seems to be good for nothing than causing trouble and being arrested [...]

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    20. A few weeks back I was invited to see a screener of the soon to be released Feb 13, 2015 movie, Kingsman The Secret Service I m a trailer watching fiend and film junkie to the core, but I knew nothing of this movie Having taken a gander at what it was about and who was in it Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Samuel L Jackson, as well as some fresh new faces I decided to accept and went to see it with my husband We ve been invited to screeners before, most of them average flicks, but this [...]

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    21. This is just brilliant I have thought for a while that Mark Millar is an excellent comic book writer but often needs someone to reign in his crazy side Well fortunately king of comic book films Matthew Vaughn was involved to take that role The Secret Service takes a very James Bond style with a large hint of Anthony Horowitz s Alex Rider books too Council estate loser Eggsy is going nowhere with his life, regularly arrested and living with his Mum s abusive boyfriend His Uncle Jack just happens [...]

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    22. Ran right out and bought this graphic novel after seeing the preview for Kingsman The Secret Service before the X Men movie and read it in a few hours.I think that the movie will be a lot intense than the graphic novel This is a bit superficial with a jokey ha ha plot, though Mr Millar attempts to inject some serious undertones of class and domestic abuse and whatnot.I d strongly recommend getting Queen and Country over this one if you want a realistic British secret service type graphic nove [...]

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    23. I looooooooooove anything about spies The Kingsman movie is my all time favourite movie, I ve already seen it in cinemas 3 times so of course I HAD to have the comic the idea for the movie came from They re super similar with only very small differences, I loved the movie , but probably because it s modern, there s women in the movie, the woman with the prosthetic legs omg perfection, in this it s a man, who doesn t feature NEARLY as much The comic also doesn t focus much on the tests, which I [...]

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    24. I watched the movie when it first came out not realising it was based on a graphic novel by Mark Millar, since the movie was probably my favourite movie of the year I HAD to read where it all started Kingsman the secret service has a sort of James Bond feel to it with great humour and a great story The way the story was put together worked really well, however I didn t really like the artwork so it took me a bit of time to get used to, so with a big chunk of a Graphic novel being artwork I gave [...]

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    25. This is my favorite escene from the movie.

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    26. Plot ThummaryReleath the Printheth Catht and CrewedColon Firth extheedth all ecthpectathionth.PrognothithCan Eggthy carry the nectht inthtalment thingle handedly though Quoteth Beware the Kick Arth Printheth Joke Thpoiler view spoiler We can do it in the arth hole hide spoiler

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    27. All in all the movie was quite close to the graphic novel, although I prefer the uber crazyness of the movie I kinda wish the graphic novel was a bit longer 4 stars because of that and because of some characters I didn t like, sorry.

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    28. Amusing read I can see how they used some bits of this to create Easter eggs in the movie.

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    29. I read this comic after having seen the marvelous and funny first Kingsman film Like the Kick Ass series, another Mark Millar comic adapted for the screen by Matthew Vaughn, the comic and the film share the same story for the most part, albeit with some major differences Kingsman The Secret Service follows street punk Eggsy who gets a chance to escape a life of poverty and juvenile delinquency by becoming a superspy, all while an extentric and nerdy villain kidnaps celebrities and has nefarious [...]

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    30. This is such a GREAT book and it s such a perfect read if you ve watched the movie It has what you love from the movie and the story has some similar things, but it had different things as well, so it still felt very newThe relationship between Gary and Jack was explored in a very interesting way, as well as their relationship with their family and neighborhood And the training and missions looked really good and interesting and set apart from the same things in the movie, which is very understa [...]

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