Mr. Bates, is always at the beck and call and the all-around best valet to Lord Grantham.
A Parody of Downton Abbey
by Camaren Subhiyah
illustrated by Kyle Hilton
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: Graphic Novel, Parody
Paperback: 128 pages
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Presenting a parody spin on the characters we know and love from the hit show Downton Abbey, this story is told through the eyes of the downstairs staff—especially one secretly rugged valet John Gates, who turns out to be an undercover spy for Her Royal Majesty's British Secret Intelligence Agency (the SIS).
Gates and several other Devonton staffers are part of a nationwide top-secret division of operatives scattered throughout country estates, all supervised by (who else?) the Dowager Countess, a close personal friend of Queen Victoria herself.
An added perk: there's steampunk involved.
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In-a-word(s): a hoot
I liked the illustrations and the story makes for a fun parody, indeed.
* image sources: dressing room scene, sample comic