The last ten major changes to the site.
- 03/01/2021 - We travel back to 1976 for a comicbook series taking place in 1940-ish. concerns an undercover British operative at odds with German occupiers of the Channel Islands. This man with no name except the codename of Shark uses a small cadre of teenage boys to help with his sabotage efforts. Simple but fun stories meant for teens the age of the lads helping the agent.
- 02/28/2021 - I enter here a comic strip series that I have been working on for quite some time. Lots of clipping and massaging and studying to bring information on a fairly obscure government agent from the early 1950s that got its start in the pages of a different series that was in a completely different genre. is the man's name and I had a blast learning what I have about it, even though there are still one or two items still in the shadows. Please take the time to read what I have about him. I certainly had fun writing the entry.
- 02/26/2021 - I heard today from James Quinn, the author of the intense and very enjoyable series about , nicknamed 'Gorilla' for a reason. "The latest, and final, Gorilla Grant book – Berlin Reload – has just been released, bringing the series to an explosive conclusion." I am looking forward to returning to the 1960's and the Cold War with Grant as he heads to Berlin to find and rescue his daughter.
- 02/26/2021 - I have been very busy working on two fascinating comic strip spy series of late which have really dominated my free time. As a result, I have not been adding to this site as frequently as I wanted to. Still, I have a heck of a good entry today. is a nine-adventure series of novellas published in Blue Book Magazine back in 1909. That's 112 years ago if my arithmetic is correct. It is not the earliest - there are about a dozen before it - but it has a special place in spy-fi history as you will find out when you check him out.
- 02/23/2021 - First Look: An interesting and enjoyable series about an agent with an organization called Trinity. Her name is . I mention in my initial write-up that I was not sure if I felt the character was the main focus of the series or the organization. I may change my mind as I get further into this one.
- 02/21/2021 - An action-packed three-book series about an American government assassin working for a ultra-secret department called the Bureau joins the compendium today. is a very dangerous man who can eliminate opponents in many different ways which is good because he has a lot of people who need it.
- 02/20/2021 - At the suggestion of my frequent contributor, EdRoy, I present a wartime spy series from 1966 named . That name refers to the codename for the trio of agents who routinely went behind enemy lines to harass and disrupt the German war effort.
- 02/19/2021 - We go way, way back in time to 1929 for the first adventure of , a man who apparently needs no first name because everyone calls him by his rank or his last name, even his wife. These are superb mystery spy adventures from a true master and deserve their place in spy-fi history.
- 02/18/2021 - I am a good way through today's entrant into the compendium and am already very impressed with the writing for the two-book series. It is given us by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former journalist and best-selling author Pete Earley. Now I am pretty sure that latter did the writing since that is his specialty but whatever part each did to create these books, they did a darn good job.
- 02/17/2021 - First Look: I present today's entrant in the hopes that someone will be able to fill me in on what is happening with it. So far, I have not understood the quarter I've read of the first book and am putting it aside for how. seems to be a former terrorist turned special education teacher who is still somewhat involved with the same sort of things that a deputy director of the CIA is. I could use a better explanation.
More What's New!
Say the word SPY to most people and they will respond with James Bond,
with good reason as he is the best known of all fictional spies. With 20+ blockbuster movies over the last 40+ years,
along with the standard movie hype, virtually the entire world knows about 007 and his License To Kill.
Of course, James Bond is by no means the only spy in the world of fiction, just the best known. Who are the rest?
Who has his or her own license to kill, thrill, or chill. How do these agents stack up against each other? Who would
you want beside you in a car chase, in a knife fight, in a dark alley, or beneath the covers?
This site is dedicated to the many, many men and women who, at least in fiction, have defended our freedoms against all forms of enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, granted a few of them were just in it for the money and many were only after the excitement, and sex played a huge role in the motivation of more than a few. But still, their actions helped not only preserve our way of life (on paper) but also brought us, the readers, many hours of escapism and vicarious pleasure.
So, who are these people that I have slaved so diligently to present to you? They are the men and women of spy-fi about whom there is a series. Single-book characters need not apply. There has to be at least two books. Two's the minimum but the more the merrier.
Moreover, I have confined membership to the English language. If it wasn't put into English so I can read it, I haven't worried about it.
Each spy has his or her own page. Click on the "Characters" button to go to a listing page. Click on the letter the
character's last name starts with (or a more common moniker like "Death Merchant" if appropriate). That will take one
step further into the labrynth. Finally, select the character's name from the list and, voila!