Hello and welcome to Comic Book Herald’s Hickmania, a series running through 2022 where we’ll be reading and analyzing the creator-owned works of writer Jonathan Hickman, from his debut The Nightly News through to his most recent output. We’ll be reading one creator-owned work a month through 2022, and each month I’ll release a new analysis with a new guest discussing the comic!
Today we’re talking Secret and I’m joined by Open Mike Eagle! We’ll analyze the work in depth, so expect spoilers! In its brief 7 issues, Secret is a tale of modern corporate espionage that balloons into full Cold War secrets known only to a select few intelligence operatives.
Previously: Past episodes of Hickmania
Topics today include:
- Is Secret one of Hickman’s hidden gems?
- What makes a good espionage comic?
- How does Ryan Bodenheim’s great art work with monochromatic coloring of Michael Garland?
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Ryan Bodenheim
Colors: Michael Garland
Letters: Rus Wooton
Referenced interviews / essays:
January 2022 – The Nightly News
February 2022 – Pax Romana
April 2022 – A Red Mass For Mars
May 2022 – The Red Wing
June 2022 – The Manhattan Projects
July 2022 – Secret
August 2022 – God is Dead
August/Sept 2022 – East of West
October 2022 – The Dying and the Dead
November 2022 – The Black Monday Murders
December 2022 – Decorum
December 2022 – 3W3M