Synopsis: Thus far in King of Spies. Retired secret agent Sir Roland King has murdered the people he blames for all the wars, recessions, and mounting joblessness. Now, his killing spree around the world takes him to the one opponent he can never beat. His enemies are circling around him and every government in the world wants him dead, but he still has one more trick up his sleeve.
With his son and some private assassins on his tail. Roland King’s murder spree continues and we pick him up here in Vatican City where he kidnaps the Pope and washes his hands of the religious leader by letting natural justice prevail. You see this particular Pope had been instrumental in covering up the crimes of his church. So it’s only natural that the victims would want a little payback.
Unfortunately for Roland. His son is a lot closer to tracking him down than he realizes. And there ain’t love lost between father and son either.
Matteo Scalera gets a happy meal worth of action beats to draw. So much so that we get some action set pieces that would even make Ronald McDonald Blush. The final action beat takes place on top of a moving train. And I have to wonder if Matteo is a fan of Danny Trejo because one of his would-be assassins doesn’t half resemble a younger version of the action star.
We also get some nice POV panels when one of Roland’s old Toff mates is describing how smart piss works. It’s nearly enough to put one off of using public toilets. Surely there is a counter gadget for it.
King of Spies #3 takes everything we have seen from the first two issues and escalates it by about ten. We get some great action beats and a great example of poetic justice regarding the pope. But we also get some imaginative new spy gadgets from into the mix as well.
Overall. A Great issue. I can’t wait for #4.