A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 883 series covering 6202 books!
As well as 244 movies, 2590 television episodes, and 1771 other things.

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 01/07/2017 - I was just starting a new series when I decided to take a side trip and grab another comic book series to chat about. This new entrant to the compendium is an odd one because despite the title of Spy Hunters, there is not much spy business going on. I am not sure what the intent of the series was but it surely got changed along the way.

  • 01/05/2017 - Another reach of more than 70 years takes place as I present to you for your reading enjoyment a companion series to the just entered X-5. This is another agent with a similar name and similar style. Please welcome G-5.

  • 01/02/2017 - I reach back into the past and grab a very short-run comic spy/agent for this next entrant into the compendium. Please say hello to X-5.

  • 01/01/2017 - Happy New Year! Let's welcome in this new set of days and adventures with a new member to the compendium - actually a pair of intrepid souls who work for The Project, Nick Carter and Selena Connor.

  • 12/31/2016 - As the final entry for this less than stellar year, I give you a 3-book series that was recommended to me some time ago and which I finally got down from the digital shelf. Please welcome the two brothers most involved with Red Cell Seven and then step back. People near either of them tend to get shot.

  • 12/29/2016 - For your reading pleasure I present another comic spy from the early years - this time 1939-1941. Please welcome resourceful and adventurous Richard Anthony, aka secret agent D-13 to the compendium.

  • 12/28/2016 - Since my area of interest in spy fiction has been in print format, one of my favorite television series has not fit. Recently I discovered that a short comic book series was made, putting it now inside my grasp! Please welcome the inimitable and highly entertaining MacGyver.

  • 12/27/2016 - A five-book series about a veteran CIA agent and his family joins the compendium. I have had some of these books for some time and they have longed deserved reading. This Christmas break, they got it. Please welcome Bob Danforth.

  • 12/18/2016 - A very bland spy-hunter is the latest entrant into this compendium. Red-headed agent for the F.B.I. specializing in chasing down enemy saboteurs and operatives, he graced the pages of the new Flash comic back in 1940. Please welcome Cliff Cornwall.

  • 12/16/2016 - My friend and frequent contributor, Johny Malone, pointed out that I had not made an announcement some time back when I added Augustus Mandrell to the site. My bad! This is a terrific series about a character who is so deserving of reading that the good folks at Ostara Publishing have been nice enough to re-release. Please check these books out as you welcome this masterful assassin to the compendium.


More What's New!

SPY FICTION!

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!

Have fun!!