We are all spies at heart. Watching and being watched is a part of our everyday lives. So it is no surprise that the Spy genre holds so much appeal to us. Intrigue, power, paranoia and politics.  The Abysmal Brutes debrief the Spy genre.  We discuss the evolution from Cold War espionage to radical terrorist cells depicted in novels, movies, TV and comics.  Ed Brubaker’s Velvet, John Le Carre, Len Deighton, Ian Fleming, the influence of 9/11 on modern Spy genre, Tom Clancy, Warren Ellis’ James Bond, Jason Bourne, The Americans, I Spy. The emotive style and substance of these intelligence agents imprinted deeply on the Abysmal Brutes storytelling psyche as well as millions of fans. 

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