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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1813 series covering 10128 books!

As well as 393 movies, 4252 television episodes, and 6752 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 04/15/2021 - A mildly interesting comicbook spy series from Britain in 1983 joins the compendium today. There are only two adventures of Gil Hazzard, both from the pages of Eagle magazine and one of them was printed in 3D requiring special glasses to read it, which I lack. Still, what I have available to say and show might be of interest, if only for history sake.

  • 04/14/2021 - Six months after the debut of Get Smart on NBC in 1965, ABC came out with a mid-season replacement for a failed show with another comedy about a secret agent - sort of. The concept for The Double Life of Henry Phyfe is that a foreign agent named U-31 is killed in a hit-and-run right after arriving in the States. A US government agency decides to replace the agent with a look-alike and the best they found was meek and mild accountant Henry Phyfe. He is today's entry into the compendium.

  • 04/12/2021 - I often blur the lines of distinction as to what is a 'spy series' with an entry for a lost antiquity hunter. I do this because the type of exciting dangers the two disparate professions get into, at least in the fictional world, are often similar. And often there are would-be world conquerors or destroyers out after the same things as the heroes. Jamie Saintclair is sort of in that category. He is an art recovery expert who once in a while hunts for things that powerful people to not want him to find. Does he belong here? Well... But he is exciting!

  • 04/11/2021 - Today's entry comes to use from England in the mid-70s. The fellow in question goes by the last name of Sydenham and if he has a first name, well I could not find it. He officially works for "the Home Office" but his specialty is finding spies.

  • 04/10/2021 - Today I enter a television series from 1962. Man of the World was a short-lived British production starring an American, the terrific and ever-watchable Craig Stevens, as a photojournalist who goes all over the globe reporting on newsworthy events while also getting tangled up in intrigue and danger. Especially when once in a while, his trips are at the request of American Intelligence.

  • 04/10/2021 - Happy Birthday to my bride of several decades. Dear Bonnie, your patience is amazing and your tolerance of my crazy obsession laudable. I still love 'ya!

  • 04/09/2021 - A very short (too short, IMHO) graphic adventure series that gave us only two stories joins the compendium today. Luckily for readers here I am able to provide a copy of these tales. Rosa, Master-Spy is the name of the series and the character. Rosa is a freelance agent during the 1867-1870 time frame and I not only enjoyed what there was, I could see so much potential for what never had the chance to be.

  • 04/08/2021 - I take another tour into the graphic adventure spy-fi world with an entry from 1964 that my fellow spy-fan, Johny Malone, told me about. It is another incarnation of The Shadow with this one being a blond-haired secret agent as well as being the Shadow. At least for a while. Then the writer and artist decided to put a superhero costume on him and ruined everything!

  • 04/07/2021 - First Look: I am still working on this entry but I thought I would share what I have so far on a series from the early 40's in which the main character is a woman in the Resistance who has a handful of adventures (two described so far) that show why the female is the deadlier of the species. Check out X Of The Underground.

  • 04/05/2021 - A new take on an existing series joins the compendium as its own entry. Robyn McCall is a fresh take on the concept of the Equalizer, a combination of spy and vigilante adventure that I have so far enjoyed tremendously. Believable? Don't know. Don't care. Love the concept. And definitely have loved Queen Latifah for ages. Consider me a devoted fan.

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!!

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