My first ever comic book purchase, of course, HAD to be a parody graphic novel of the hit PBS period drama, "Downton Abbey."
In this comic book, secret service agents pose as staff on the Granville estate, thwarting plots against the crown from within the great country house. Each member of the family and staff from the television series make an appearance, and their character qualities, positions, and idiosyncrasies are exaggerated and poked fun at to hilarious effect.
Sometimes random but always ridiculous, this graphic novel had me literally laughing out loud on multiple occasions.
Plus, the illustration of the Dowager was EPIC! How can you NOT giggle at that face?!
Five out of five stars for Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey, my first ever comic book, and my first book read in 2013!