Book Review: "Grayson, Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral" by Tim Seeley

Grayson, Vol. 1: Agents of SpyralGrayson, Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral by Tim Seeley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this graphic novel from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

"Grayson, Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral" by Tim Seeley relates the tale of what happens after Dick Grayson is publicly tortured, unmasked, and presumably killed. Lucky for us, he secretly survives both physically and mentally. Now Grayson works for a clandestine organization called Spyral. Spyral masks its agents using technology that erases their faces from biological memories, and makes a strange spiral appear as the face in technological memories. Oh, it can either show a face or show a spiral when meeting an agent in person, but regardless you won't remember the face.

Both the writing and the artwork exceed expectations. To be honest, I expected Grayson to perform some incredible physical tricks that rely on his acrobatic skills, and I was not disappointed. But the novel contains so much more. Introspection on Grayson's part, intrigues surrounding his current employer, and more than I can't get into without plot spoilers. Plus, the artistry shines through here, colors jumping out at you during action sequences while shades of grey dominate private moments.

I strongly recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of Dick Grayson, Batman, Teen Titans, or comics in general.

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