Mashup Trend Continues With Downton Abbey Spy Parody Graphic Novel

Out in the new year, just in time for the American premiere of the third season of Downton Abbey, is the parody graphic novel Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey. It’s written by Camaren Subhiyah, illustrated by Kyle Hilton, and published by Andrews McMeel at $14.99 (although you can get it much cheaper via preorder). Here’s the back cover copy:

While the Granville family dutifully entertain their guests at Devonton Abbey, an ace team of Secret Service agents camp out as unsuspecting household staff, protecting the Royal Crown and her citizens from impending world war.

Who is aware of the international intrigue concealed below stairs? Will Agent Gates save Britain from her enemies while ensuring Devonton Abbey’s reputation is upheld? Will Lady Margaret secure a proposal from Martin Crawhill, the heir to the estate? Will Thompson and O’Malley ever get lung cancer?

Mr. Jack Gates, the secret agent masquerading as a valet, is hiding a titanium leg via his limp. He uses it to protect both the estate and Great Britain. You can see preview pages at the Amazon link, to the right. It strikes me as a slight joke on which to base 128 published pages, but I’m not a dedicated fan of the show. Those who are may find it a wonderful jape.

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