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Writer and Editor Danny Lore is a guest of AfroComicCon

Danny Lore

AfroComicCon has announced writer Danny Lore will be among the Special Guests for the convention!

Danny Lore (they) is a queer writer/editor from Harlem and the Bronx. Their comic work, co-written with Vita Ayala, includes James BondIronheart 2020, and Quarter Killer. They’ve also written Queen Of Bad Dreams. When not working in comics, they are either writing short prose genre fiction spanning the gamut of SFFH or working with FIYAH Magazine.


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

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James Bond: The Complete Warren Ellis Omnibus

It’s new comic book day! What do you all plan on getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

The Beat – Black Lives Matter Comics: The systemic racism of policing in comics – A solid read.

The Mary Sue – Things We Saw Today: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Swings Into Production – Yay!!!! Happy dance.

Review

Comics Bulletin – James Bond: The Complete Warren Ellis Omnibus

Preview: James Bond (2020) #5

James Bond (2020) #5

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Brent Peeples
covers: Afua Richardson (A), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W Virgin), Richardson Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

Fakes are everywhere. 007 has no clue who to trust. His training and intuition are all that stand between the shadows and the light.

By VITA AYALA (Morbius, Gamora), DANNY LORE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and ERICA D’URSO (Captain Marvel).

James Bond (2020) #5

Bond, James Bond, in this comiXology Digital Comics Sale

While it’ll be a bit longer for the next James Bond adventure in theaters, you can pass the time with his numerous ones in comics.

ComiXology is running a sale on Dynamite‘s James Bond comics with over 50% off. There are 83 items to choose from to tide you over.

The sale runs until April 20.


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Bond with the Lastest Humble Bundle Benefiting the National Coalition Against Censorship

James Bond

James Bond‘s next major silver screen mission may have been delayed to the fall, but to help 007 fans get through the wait, Dynamite has teamed with Humble Bundle to offer the most comprehensive collection of James Bond comics as a digital bundle sale.

The bundle will only run for a limited time, so fans should jump on it! – Dynamite JAMES BOND Bundle

This pulls together many of Dynamite’s successful books starring Bond, James Bond and those in his world like Moneypenny, Felix Leiter and more. Acclaimed fan-favorite writer Warren Ellis kicks it all off with 12 issues of super slick spying. Further main series have been written by Andy Diggle, Greg Pak and more. Jeff Parker, Bob Q and Ibrahim Moustafa crafted the critically acclaimed World War II-set Origin. While Bond fans can’t miss out on trying the experimental The Body by Aleš Kot. Or James Robinson’s deep dive into longtime Bond ally Felix Leiter. And of course, the graphic novel iterations of Ian Fleming’s iconic original novels, adapted by Van Jensen. Plus the critically acclaimed Case Files standalone tales from Kieron Gillen, Jody Houser, and more!

Best of all, a portion of proceeds will go toward the National Coalition Against Censorship, an umbrella organization formed to ally those that fight against censorship across media, including comic books.

Check out the available tiers below. Which can be selected through Humble Bundle’s “Pay What You Want” model to fit one’s budget.

$1 Tier
James Bond (2015) #1-6
James Bond Origin #1-6
James Bond 007 #1-6
James Bond: Felix Leiter #1-6

That’s 24 issues for a single buck! A truly unbeatable deal short of us giving it all away for free! Also looking at over 700 pages of super-spy action. All a whopping 98% off!

$8 Tier
 James Bond (2015) #7-12
James Bond Origin #7-12
James Bond: The Body #1-6
James Bond: Casino Royale

Less than a movie ticket or even a martini (shaken, not stirred of course)! At this level fans are adding 18 issues and a whole original graphic novel for an additional 650 pages. That’s up to 1,380 pages of Bond goodness! Still up there at 98-99% off regular retail price!

$15 Tier 
James Bond 007 #7-12
James Bond: Hammerhead #1-6
James Bond: Kill Chain #1-6
James Bond: Live and Let Die
James Bond: Moneypenny
James Bond: Service
James Bond: Solstice
James Bond: M

At this point, go for the gold! The third and final tier of this bundle expands the loot out to an equivalent of over 70 issues, 2,240 pages! Let us know how quickly you can binge through it all!

Preview: James Bond (2020) #4

James Bond (2020) #4

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Erica D’Urso
covers: Afua Richardson (A)
Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W), Richardson B/W (RI-Tint), Richardson Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

Will trusting someone else help Bond’s mission… or lead to the deaths of innocents?

Agent 007 is a loner, by nature. But finally, he accepts that he needs help. But will trusting someone else help his mission… or lead to the deaths of innocents?

By VITA AYALA (Morbius, Gamora), DANNY LORE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and ERICA D’URSO (Captain Marvel).

James Bond (2020) #4

Preview: James Bond (2020) #3

James Bond (2020) #3

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Erica D’urso & Marco Renna
covers: Jim Cheung (A)
Cheung (RI-B/W), Cheung Pure Pencil (RI-B/W), Cheung Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

The first arc concludes, from VITA AYALA (Morbius), DANNY LORE (Queen of Bad Dreams) and ERIC GAPSTUR (The Flash). Bond is in over his head. What started as a “punishment” assignment has expanded into a world of international crime that Bond can’t wrap his mind around. Will 007 accept that the mission is too big for one spy, and seek assistance… or will pride be his downfall?

James Bond (2020) #3

Review: James Bond #2

James Bond #2

While the theft and forgery of a valuable piece of art might not seem like a logical mission for James Bond, things become clearer in the second issue. James Bond #2 slowly rolls out why 007 has been dispatched and we learn it’s something much bigger.

Writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore have made it clear what their vision of a good Bond story is. This isn’t the over the top action of Moore, Dalton, or Brosnan. This is a story that’s more of a slower build like the Bond of Connery and Craig. It’s also a Bond that’s a bit gruffer like Craig’s depiction. He’s not all that likable, so far. Ayala and Lore deliver some teases of the smooth character that can win you over. But, this is a Bond of little words and constantly thinking.

What’s interesting about James Bond #2 is the history of Brandy that’s unexpected. She has history with M, something that’s hinted and teased but not laid out yet. She’s not a former agent but there’s something that’s key to her current business and also something that keeps her on the side of angels. It adds something to the series and takes the slow build and plot and adds enough mystery to have you wanting to continue.

The art by Eric Gapstur is good. With color by Roshan Kurichiyanil and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, the issue isn’t one of excitement. The art team has the difficult task of making talking interesting. While some panels could be tighter in their focus, the art pacing is good. The latter half of the comic particularly brings with it some tension as Bond focuses on his mission. That tension is helped by the art. The earlier panels in the comic featuring wider open scenes work in a different way in the latter part of the comic. Instead, the wide-open rooms and halls, with little detail and items, make you wonder how Bond will sneak around as he has so little to hide behind and use.

This new volume of James Bond is an interesting one. It’s a slow build that’s intriguing in a noir/crime sort of way. This isn’t over the top action and fancy gadgets. The first two issues are good but the pacing might mean waiting for the trade or binge-reading will enhance the enjoyment a bit. It’s a slow burn that’s more reminiscent of a crime/spy prose story than anything else. Fans of Bond that’s not about crazy sets and implausible will enjoy this one.

Story: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore Art: Eric Gapstur
Color: Roshan Kurichiyanil Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation:
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Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Undiscovered Country #3

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Bloodshot #5 (Valiant) – We’re excited for the movie and the new volume has been a lot of fun. Hop on the bandwagon now!

Green Lantern Legacy (DC Comics) – DC has been knocking it out of the park with their graphic novels for younger readers. We’re excited to see what this new takes on the Green Lantern myth is like.

Hellboy Winter Special 2019 (Dark Horse) – Hellboy is always a fun comic and the one-shot “winter specials” are always a good read to pick up and enjoy.

Iron Man 2020 #1 (Marvel) – Tony Stark is “dead” and Arno has taken over as Marvel looks to the rise of the robots in this mini-event to kick of 2020.

James Bond #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The first issue was good but odd as a James Bond story. Still, the theft of art is a new situation for the government agent and where this all goes has us interested in this one.

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #2 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – One of the best comics to come out of DC Black Label so far. It’s quality in both storytelling and art.

Rai #3 (Valiant) – This is one of the best new series out there right now. Each issue has been amazing.

Rising Sun #1 (IDW Publishing) – Another popular board game gets a comic adaptation. It’s always interesting to see what direction these go in. As board game fans, we’re excited.

Second Coming #6 (AHOY Comics) – The first volume wraps up in this smart look at religion and hero worship.

Undiscovered Country #3 (Image Comics) – The first two issues of this series have been a wild ride. We’re excited to find out more about this isolated future America and what it’s warped in to. This is going down the rabbit hole to find a Mad Max world of possibility.

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