Imagine that you are a shy, quiet college student. Just an average guy trying to get through each day as best he can. Then your government contacts you. They want you to be part of an experiment in the art of human covert operations. Instead of creating an agent from someone within their own ranks, they want to create an agent from nobody, from scratch, from you! Loosely based on events in the American intelligence community during the Reagan administration, Fire tells the unique and powerful story of a young man’s journey through the complex world of international intelligence. Fire was Bendis’ first major work and helped him attract and develop a new audience for crime graphic novels that he would further challenge in later works such as Jinx, Goldfish, Torso, and Powers.
A Brief History:
I’ve read some of Bendis’ other work in the past (Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers) and quite enjoyed it. This was given to me as a gift by Maz years ago, I just now got around to reading it. Don’t judge me, the “things to read shelf” is always overflowing!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into Fire. What I got was a gritty spy story that I enjoyed. It wasn’t quite as “snarky” as I had thought it may be, with previous experience with Bendis.
Would I recommend this book?
I’m not sure? I liked it, but it could have been better. I’d say a 3 out of 5.
You can pick up Fire on Amazon.
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