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Spyboy #3 cover Published by Dark Horse Comics
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Schedule Monthly
Publication date October 1999 – September 2004
Number of issues 17
Creative team
Writer(s) Peter David
Penciller(s) Pop Mhan
Inker(s) Norman Lee
Creator(s) Peter David, Pop Mhan

SpyBoy is a comic book series created in 1999 by writer Peter David and artists Pop Mhan and Norman Lee, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The basic idea for SpyBoy came from Dark Horse Comics, who hired Peter David to develop the concept, including the cast, their backstories, and the series bible. However, David has lamented that the ideas he had for the series' run were not completed, as Dark Horse did not continue with it.[1]

Between 1999 and 2004, SpyBoy ran for 17 issues, 2 miniseries (The M.A.N.G.A. Affair in 2003 and Final Exam in 2004), various one-shots and a crossover 3-issue miniseries with DC Comics, called SpyBoy/Young Justice (David is also creator of this DC team) published in 2002 and later compiled in one volume.


This is the story of Alex Fleming, a young boy who was bullied in his school and had a normal life. But he doesn't know that he's a sleeper agent, codenamed as "SpyBoy",[2] who works for secret organization S.H.I.R.T.S. (acronym for Secret Headquarters International Reconnaissance, Tactics, and Spies), in order to stop criminal organization S.K.I.N.S. (acronym for Supreme Killing Institute).[3]

Issues released[edit]


  • Volume 1: The Deadly Gourmet Affair (SpyBoy #1–3)
  • Volume 2: Trial and Terror (SpyBoy #4–6)
  • Volume 3: Bet Your Life (SpyBoy #7–9)
  • Volume 4: Undercover Underwear (SpyBoy #10–12)
  • SpyBoy: The M.A.N.G.A Affair (also known as SpyBoy #13, compiled The M.A.N.G.A Affair miniseries #1–3)
  • Volume 5: Spy School Confidential (SpyBoy #14–17)
  • SpyBoy Special 01: A Manchurian Candy Date (one-shot)
  • SpyBoy: Final Exam (compiled Final Exam miniseries #1–4)
  • SpyBoy/Young Justice (compiles #1–3 DC crossover)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Bill Mitchel. "In-Depth: Peter David"; Comic Book Resources; June 24, 2009
  2. ^ SpyBoy #01; October, 1999
  3. ^ SpyBoy #04; January, 2000