With Austin Powers, Maxwell Smart and MAD Magazine's Spy vs. Spy as his muses, Rash (The Robots are Coming) sends Agent A on a mission through the alphabet to find a mole. "Every spy who is official/ uses words with his initial," the spymaster (who bears a striking resemblance to Edward G. Robinson) tells the hero. Accordingly, Agent A tails Agent E, who "did not Expect/ what happened when he pressed Eject." and eventually enters the Bond-like lair of comely Agent S, who "Subdues a Spy/ by letting her Stiletto fly." It's a cool concept, especially for children who believe they've outgrown ABC books, but find espionage enthralling. Rash's deadpan cartoons slyly spoof the undercover world as a place where the sun seldom shines and agents always dress in black and sport the same steely demeanor. At the same time, Rash celebrates the aura of menace, the top secret intrigue, the neat-o equipment (a jet pack, a tranquilizing dart). There's good fun here for any aspiring spy who's looking for a reason to come in from the cold.