Dare by Nik Havert & Renatus
Iâ€™ve never been sure whether to take porn in comics seriously as a storytelling device. Nik says in the introduction that this was a lot wackier before he started writing it, then stripped it down into more of a spy story with some sex. The problem is that if Iâ€™m supposed to take all of this seriously, where do the silly scenes end up? This follows the story of Sylvia Dare, a woman who has risen through the ranks of spydom and eventually ends up in a practically invisible section, dealing with missing classified information and things of that nature. If I have to take everything here seriously though, it must be hard to be a super spy when youâ€™re also a nyphomaniac. Generally speaking, I canâ€™t imagine many spies get distracted with having sex with random people when theyâ€™re searching for information. Or, according to the James Bond movies, maybe they do and I shouldnâ€™t take it all so seriously. It boils down to that, more than anything. If you can laugh along with some of the sillier scenes, thereâ€™s plenty to like here, and yes, I do mean more than a lot of naked people. Some of the fight scenes are done really well, and I thought her origin story was handled nicely. If you must take everything here seriously though, youâ€™ll probably have a hard time with it. Unless, of course, all youâ€™re looking for is some serious nakedness, in which case youâ€™ll probably come away happy.