Jason Bourne. James Bond. Both are admirable big-screen spies deserving of your respect, but Jon Moore has one thing on his side that neither of those heroes have: a man named Jake Ellis.
Moore is the hero of the appropriately titled "Who Is Jake Ellis?" from writer Nathan Edmondson and illustrator Tonci Zonjic. The Image Comics espionage thriller tells the tale of an on-the-run mercenary who finds himself aided by Jake Ellis, an enigmatic figure that only he can see. When trouble is around the corner, Jake can see it coming. If a bullet's flying towards Jon's head, Jake tells him to duck. Having an ally like Jake can be good in Jon's line of work, but there is that nagging question… who is this mysterious man, and why can no one else see him?
The "Jake Ellis" trade paperback, collecting the first five issues of the series, lands in stores today (November 16). To mark its arrival, we asked Edmondson to help us launch our inaugural edition of Splash Page Movie Mix, a new column where comic book creators join us to explore how the cinematic world collides with their paneled page.
After the jump, check out six movies that share common themes with Edmondson's work on "Jake Ellis."