Official Press Release
I SPY, the groundbreaking espionage show, finds it next mission at Hermes Press. I SPY: The Complete Series reprints all six issues of the Gold Key comics, with stories by the prolific Paul S. Newman and art by Alden McWilliams for the first five issues, and Mike Roy for the sixth.
I SPY, which aired from 1965 to 1968, followed the globetrotting adventures of undercover spies Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott, played by Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. As much a buddy adventure as a spy one, I SPY was not only smart and sexy but also fun, and remains a standout in the genre. It broke ground with a strong African-American lead in Cosby’s Scott, actually filmed on location around the world, and even coined terms like “wonderfulness.” The sincerity and fun makes I SPY stand out amongst other shows of the genre (both then and now), so it comes as no surprise that the supposed tennis star and trainer made their way to the comic book pages.
This hardcover library edition gives you the six issues of the Gold Key comic book, never -before-seen publicity photos of Culp and Cosby, and revealing essays on the show’s history.
I SPY is only the latest in upcoming reprint books by Hermes Press, coming hot on the heels of our release of My Favorite Martian: The Complete Series-Volume One, as we continue our mission to bring only the best of pop culture artifacts back to light.
I SPY: The Complete Series