The last ten major changes to the site.
- 09/17/2019 - First Look: 55 years ago it was envisioned in a comicbook series that 75 years from then, we would have colonized other planets in our solar system and there would be intrigue and danger requiring a Secret Service organization with dedicated and capable agents doing all sorts of exciting thing. James Bond in space. Today we introduce that stalwart hero of the future, a man named Brent Cleever but going by the codename . Please welcome him and check back now and then for more of his many adventures.
- 09/17/2019 - First Look: is a British expat teaching at an academy in Ukraine when his past life as a member of the SAS stationed in Poland comes back to haunt him and changes his career to that of an agent with MI-6. Please welcome him to the compendium today with his three books and three short stories.
- 09/16/2019 - Coming Soon: A CIA agent who gets involved in all manner of activities in the States is the newest member of this compendium. is a very curious man who finds all sort of things he cannot ignore and who then gets into all manner of dangerous situations.
- 09/16/2019 - Coming Soon: An expert in cryptology joins the compendium today. had a fine career in Intelligence gathering before a bomb destroyed his men, his plans, and his leg. Now he is back in the States and finding his life has taken a completely new but still very interesting path, this time going up against a wide assortment of very unpleasant people.
- 09/15/2019 - Having opened the compendium to any spy series regardless of there being printed adventures, I have to add this three-movie series mainly because it is made by the same man who brought the other one I just added. It is difficult to see the similarity, however, as the first was sort of silly at times while the second is loony from the get-go. Still, , British secret agent, now gets his own mention.
- 09/15/2019 - I have had for the life of this compendium a rule that there had to be some printed story to qualify for membership here. I have decided to remove that from now on. This is largely to be able to bring a series from the 60's that I have wanted to add for over a decade. is a hoot of a character, dead-pan most of the time but such a joy to watch (at least the first two adventures - I have not seen the third). So here for your reading enjoyment is information about the "Second Best Secret Agent In The Whole Wide World".
- 09/14/2019 - Coming Soon: A "non-official asset" of the CIA, , makes his initial entry today with two adventures from '12-'14.
- 09/14/2019 - Even as I finish up introducing the previous entrant, I present his twin, . I say that almost whimsically because, while I can find out next to nothing about this new operative other than he was an Agent during WWII, the publisher decided to use as the cover for the first issue the exact picture of an operative whuppin' a Nazi officer. Just different caption and title. Hence - twins!
- 09/14/2019 - A rather lengthy set of comic book adventures from '59-'63, picking up again in '66-'67, joins the compendium this morning. is the name of the operative but instead of being a Secret Agent, he was a Special Agent. He worked for British Military Intelligence but later it was mentioned he worked for MI-5, which in those days was pretty much synonymous. These are entertaining tales but hard to get hold of.
- 09/13/2019 - A terrific combination of police procedural and espionage joins the compendium today, written by the exceptional Michael Pearce. is a member of Special Branch who is sent for the first time to a foreign land to investigate a suspicious death on behalf of the Foreign Office. It will be the first of several adventures in Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Excellent writing and plotting and terrific characters.
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!