Like most secret agents, Toivo Valonen is not what he seems. An angelic embodiment of hope living on earth in the guise of a human, he has acted throughout history as a source of wartime inspiration and comfort. In the year 1960, he embarks on an undercover mission in the Communist state of Kalevia, allied with a rebellion against the government–and pursued by rival agent Demyan Chernyshev, a dark angel in the employ of the KGB. But as Toivo’s mission is complicated by his explosive past with Demyan, the two of them discover that a young human couple may be the key to the Kalevian conflict. The otherworldly spies begin a dangerous game, only to end up in a conspiracy that could bring the entire country to its knees.
Written by new author Emily Compton and illustrated by webcomic artist Onorobo (Something to Talk About), Sparkler Monthly is proud to present this alternate history epic of espionage, legends, and star-crossed lovers.
“…Compton and Onorobo were amazing in making these men alive, as if it was perfectly natural to hear them talking to their birds or brushing their shoulders. Without revealing much and letting your fujoshi senses put two and two together, Toivo and Demyan’s otherworldly rivalry raises the tension between their relationship which makes me scream like the crazy fujoshi that I am.” -Khursten Santos, Otaku Champloo