Talk:Spy vs. Spy

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Article is useless[edit]

Without at least one comic this article is useless. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Not a stub[edit]

This shouldn't be a stub, since most of what already exists at Antonio Prohias belongs here instead. I'm working on these two articles, but if someone else beats me to them (which is no great feat) I won't object. Richard K. Carson 09:13, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Video Games[edit]

This article makes no mention of the (at least 4) Spy vs. Spy video games by at first First Star Software and then later Vicious Cycle. 5 minutes research show that these games span the NES to the xbox. I'm not voluntaring to write anything though, sorry.

ARGH. I missed that tiny link. Still, Spy vs. Spy (computer game) doesn't mention the xbox game, so I wonder how much else it is missing.


Candadian StonerRock band sHeavy has a song called Spy vs Spy on their 2005 album, entitled "Republic?". There was a band in Australia around the eighties called SPY vs SPY. Some of their songs were, Don't tear it down, Clarity of mind and All over the world. A couple even made it onto the charts.Hydratooth (talk) 23:27, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Mountain Dew[edit]

Someone put a link to the 'dew commercials with a big, bold link with four exclamation marks... Does that sound very encyclopedic? I changed it. 18:22, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

color spy[edit]

why is there no mention to the color spies that would always triumph over the white and black spy? been along time since i read spy vs spy or even MAD but i do distinctly remember a comic of red vs blue vs black vs white spy. unless that was just an old tv episode i am recalling but was fairly sure was a picture format and i am not the only one i have talked to who remembers multiple colors popping up over time — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:21, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Spy Vs. Spy.JPG[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:44, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

peace sign?[edit]

"Frequently the winning spy celebrates his victory by throwing an ironic peace sign gesture toward the loser."

I'm assuming that is the V for Victory sign. In any case at the time the strip was introduced it could be interpreted either way — the V sign is pretty ambiguous. I'm removing the line since I'm pretty dubious of it and I don't see any way to objectively interpret the sign here. -- (talk) 01:13, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Origin of Spy vs Spy[edit]

The main article is missing the point that the political satire "SPY vs SPY" was originally showcased in "Bohemia," a Cuban publication. "Spy vs Spy" was restarted in the United States in 1961 when Antonio Prohias came over as an exile from the communist regime and was able to get his satirical "cold war" cartoons published in "MAD" magazine. As a young Cuban immigrant I learned to read and write Spanish by reading Bohemia magazine and was intrigued by the clever antics of "Spy vs Spy." Cubanopete (talk) 16:41, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

From the characters section[edit]

Just (tried to) read this: "The Spy Pogetion: A short animations with 'Spy vs Spy' (2010) cartoonist of program, The Spy Pogetion create a black and white then Grey Spy is shoted by Spy vs Spy vs Spy vs Spy. Black Leader means a little mystery. The series of MAD." Um... WHAT? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:47, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Voice actors[edit]

Who does the voices for the MADtv cartoons? The snickering sounds very Don Messick (Muttley/Spot the Cat) and while Spy vs. Spy doesn't show up on his voice acting, I'm having a hard time finding any information relating to the cartoons' voice work.--DrWho42 (talk) 13:34, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Which studio worked on Spy vs. Spy?[edit]

There is a contradiction on Wikipedia. Here, it says that Klasky Csupo worked on Spy vs. Spy, but Rough Draft Studios claims to have worked on Spy vs Spy as well. Can someone sort this out? PRProgRock (talk) 16:00, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Has any other animation overseas made Black and White Spies yet on MADtv. I think for Season 2 version is overseas by AKOM Productions, Wang Film Productions or somewhere else. White Spy is my favorite one. All cartoon animations must have an overseas or else it will take too long to make it. SonicTV64 (talk) 17:17, 30 March 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Peter Kuper[edit]

Look carefully in the more recent issues, and PLEASE compare them to the pre-Kuper issues. Then watch the MADtv shorts as well as the Cartoon Network shorts. Since atleast the early 2000s, the strips have been in full color, but both TV shows still show those Spies in black-and-white. PRProgRock (talk) 07:32, 30 June 2012 (UTC)


Apart from the color of their uniforms, is it true that their jobs and habits are not exactly the same?--PRProgRock (talk) 05:48, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

No, they're pretty much interchangeable. Czolgolz (talk) 22:03, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

The Grey Spy[edit]

Something is not right about the Characters section.

Prohias got rid of the Grey Spy in 1965, that much is true, but the information about who brought her back is not.

After Prohias retired, there were two 1988 gags featuring Grey.

Peter Kuper did not come in until 1997.

So, to make it more accurate, the paragraph describing her should say that she did not appear again until Duck Edwing and Bob Clarke took over the strip.

If you look through BOTH Spy vs Spy compilations (The Complete Casebook and 2: The Joke And Dagger Files), you can clearly see that Peter Kuper was NOT the first successor of Prohias to bring the Grey Spy back.

Really, he just gave her the same new makeover that was given to the Black Spy and the White Spy.

And what about the 2002 newspaper funnies that were drawn by Dave Manak and written by Duck Edwing?

They were done Prohias-style, and the Grey Spy appeared twice in there, too.

-- (talk) 02:14, 26 December 2012 (UTC)