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Tango0102 Jul 2014 12:33 p.m. PST

"In the opening issue of the comic book Velvet, the secretary to the director of an elite British spy agency decides to go digging into the mysterious death of a secret agent. This, she learns, is a mistake, and soon enough she finds herself standing over a dead body, and framed for murder. "This is as bad as it gets, secretary," says one of the armed men who bursts in to arrest her. "No," she answers, "it isn't." Seconds later, every secret agent in the room is writhing on the floor, and she's leaping out the window in a stealth suit.

Turns out this isn't a story about Moneypenny, the secretary waiting for James Bond behind a desk at MI6. It's a story that asks, what if a 40-something secretary was secretly James Bond all along?

Although writer Ed Brubaker has a long history of scripting espionage and crime comics—including the award-winning Criminal—he and Velvet artist Steve Epting are probably best known for their work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the comicbook story that inspired the recent blockbuster film. (Brubaker even made a brief cameo as a scientist experimenting on the Winter Soldier.)…"
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