Sexy Spies, Kids Trained to Kill and Other Kinds of Comic-Book LoveS

When’s the right time for a kid to learn how to shoot a sniper rifle? What’s your kid up to when you’re not looking? Is the spy agency’s secretary really just a secretary? Comic books can answer these questions. Thank God.

The answers for the queries posed above come inside Zero #2, Saga #15 and Velvet #1, all discussed in the video above. Kotaku bossman Stephen Totilo and I talk about these recent releases and how they feel different from the superhero fare that their creators made their names on.

Here’s the rundown of comics discussed this episode:

Velvet #1 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

Zero #1 by Ales Kot and Michael Walsh

Zero #2 by Ales Kot and Tradd Moore

Saga #15 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

What have you read that’s tickled your fancy? What are you looking forward to? Can anyone help us pronounce these creators’ names? Chime in the comments below!