The world is becoming a very strange and dangerous place. Black Venus has refused orders she know will plunge France into war and Operative 1001 finds himself on his own when Operator 5 is kidnapped and whisked away to an undisclosed location in the South Pacific at the mercy of the mad scientist who created the doppelgangers trying to push the world to the brink of war.
Each following their own leads Operative 1001 and Black Venus finally meet and, after a brief misunderstanding, discover they have been investigating the same strange mystery. Meanwhile, the forces behind the plot also capture The Spider while targeting various masked vigilantes who they are willing to take down, dead or alive.
Codename: Action #3, as a middle issue in a six-issue mini-series, works in continuing to push the storyline forward. The lethal combination of Black Venus and Operative 1001 should cause some problems for the mysterious enemy organization known as Hexagon. Worth a look.
[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]