Some of you may recall my joyous outpourings back in May when I received news that Marvel Custom Solutions and Benefit Cosmetics would be teaming up to bring us SpyGal #1. Well, since that day I have searched high, low, and every where in between to locate myself a copy and my patience has been rewarded. After a snap decision to stop into Ulta to check out the latest nail polish selections, there it sat behind the checkout counter beaming in all its fabulous glory. The checkout girl gladly added it to my bag along with the fact that she thought the story was so cute and hoped I enjoyed it. Did you hear that, comic review naysayers out there? I just said that a girl that doesn’t read comics thought the story was really good! Possible comic convert at Ulta alert!
The story is just fantastic – simple, but fantastic. SpyGal isn’t here to push an image of beauty at us. She’s here to protect women from being pushed down by the evil agents of YUCK. SpyGal is plucky and independent, a single girl who’s not afraid to run head first into danger to protect her charge. Her entire look is simple and stylish. Elegant cat eye liner, flawless skin, classic red lips all wrapped up in fabulous attire that any girl of any age can rock. SpyGal is about empowering women to realize you can be at the top of your game and still look polished without being too much. She also teaches us, in a few simple panels, not to let embarrassing situations set us back. Get up, brush yourself off, and keep going with a smile. Don’t let the YUCK Agents keep you down ladies!
SpyGal: Thrills, Frills, & Espionage No.1 is a must have for any Benefit Gal, cosmetics junkie, comic book fan, or collector. It’s a feel good read and all around positive story. If your local comic book store cannot locate it or order it then contact your nearest Ulta or Sephora stores. Mine was a free gift with purchase at Ulta so be sure to ask about that as well. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to save the world and look fabulous doing it!
SpyGal: Thrills, Frills, & Espionage No.1
Marvel Worldwide Inc
Writer: James Asmus
Artist and Cover: Phil Noto