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Preview: 007 #2

007 #2

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Marco Finnegan
Covers: Tommy Lee Edwards (A), Marc Aspinall (B), Soo Lee (C), Rus Wooton (D)
32 pages | Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

“The day you stop learning…stop moving forward…is the day you die, they say.”
James Bond mourns a lost love even as he closes in on a clandestine organization whose agents would prefer that James die before he gets too close to their secrets. The action continues in this new spy thriller by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and Marco Finnegan (Kolchak).

007 #2

Preview: 007 #2

007 #2

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Marco Finnegan
Covers: Tommy Lee Edwards (A), Marc Aspinall (B), Soo Lee (C), Rus Wooton (D)
32 pages | Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

“The day you stop learning…stop moving forward…is the day you die, they say.”
James Bond mourns a lost love even as he closes in on a clandestine organization whose agents would prefer that James die before he gets too close to their secrets. The action continues in this new spy thriller by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and Marco Finnegan (Kolchak).

007 #2

Review: 007 #1

007 #1

I’m a fan of James Bond. I’ve seen every film multiple times and have fond memories and watching them on Saturday and Sunday’s afternoon with my father and grandfather and seeing the latest in the theater. I’ve read the comics here and there and have enjoyed them. They capture what makes the character great. 007 #1 kicks off a new adventure for the agent with his past once again coming to haunt him.

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, 007 #1 kicks off with excitement. It feels like a tradition at this point to open a Bond adventure this way. That opening also plays into the story to come as it sets up a mysterious villain and hints at the trouble ahead.

The debut issue is an interesting one finding the secret agent sidelined for a mission that has gone sideways. Unsure of what comes next and hinting he might be done, we know that’s not the case as a mysterious woman from his past returns. From there, it’s more mystery and twists as the enemy is hinted at.

007 #1 is a solid opening overall. We get some intriguing new characters and an enemy with some potential. What Johnson has done really well is delivered us what feels like Bond’s betters. He survived the initial opening due to luck not skill. We see over and over his enemies are one step ahead of him and he’s being manipulated by him. This isn’t our usual. He’s not following clues to find the enemy, the enemy is watching him and directing him the way they want.

Marco Finnegan‘s art is excellent. With color by Dearbhla Kell and lettering by Jeff Eckleberry the comic keeps a look that has been consistent for some time when it comes to the comics. There’s a minimal amount of colors and detail in the background. We’re given what we need to be given when it comes to the visuals. The comic feels a bit more like a noir/detective story that way making a rather intriguing mix of style and story that works so well.

007 #1 is an excellent beginning. The issue feels like the start to a film with the opening action sequence that leads to what’s coming and of course muddles up Bond’s ability to do his job in some way. For fans of spy adventure or James Bond, it’s a solid get and perfect entertainment.

Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art: Marco Finnegan
Color: Dearbhla Kelly Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Review: 007 #1

007 #1

I’m a fan of James Bond. I’ve seen every film multiple times and have fond memories and watching them on Saturday and Sunday’s afternoon with my father and grandfather and seeing the latest in the theater. I’ve read the comics here and there and have enjoyed them. They capture what makes the character great. 007 #1 kicks off a new adventure for the agent with his past once again coming to haunt him.

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, 007 #1 kicks off with excitement. It feels like a tradition at this point to open a Bond adventure this way. That opening also plays into the story to come as it sets up a mysterious villain and hints at the trouble ahead.

The debut issue is an interesting one finding the secret agent sidelined for a mission that has gone sideways. Unsure of what comes next and hinting he might be done, we know that’s not the case as a mysterious woman from his past returns. From there, it’s more mystery and twists as the enemy is hinted at.

007 #1 is a solid opening overall. We get some intriguing new characters and an enemy with some potential. What Johnson has done really well is delivered us what feels like Bond’s betters. He survived the initial opening due to luck not skill. We see over and over his enemies are one step ahead of him and he’s being manipulated by him. This isn’t our usual. He’s not following clues to find the enemy, the enemy is watching him and directing him the way they want.

Marco Finnegan‘s art is excellent. With color by Dearbhla Kell and lettering by Jeff Eckleberry the comic keeps a look that has been consistent for some time when it comes to the comics. There’s a minimal amount of colors and detail in the background. We’re given what we need to be given when it comes to the visuals. The comic feels a bit more like a noir/detective story that way making a rather intriguing mix of style and story that works so well.

007 #1 is an excellent beginning. The issue feels like the start to a film with the opening action sequence that leads to what’s coming and of course muddles up Bond’s ability to do his job in some way. For fans of spy adventure or James Bond, it’s a solid get and perfect entertainment.

Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art: Marco Finnegan
Color: Dearbhla Kelly Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXology/Kindle

Preview: James Bond: Himeros #5

James Bond: Himeros #5

writer: Rodney Barnes
artist: Giorgio Pontrelli
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), Butch Guice (B), Francesco Francavilla (C-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Spy/Fiction, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

It’s all led to this as Bond and Richmond face their last challenge. The most exciting James Bond adventure hurtles towards an explosive conclusion and we all know, not everyone walks away with their life… Featuring two amazing covers: Francesco Francavilla and the legendary Butch Guice! Did you know: After finishing the first draft of Casino Royale, Fleming rewarded himself with a Royal Quiet Deluxe Portable gold-plated typewriter, which he used to write the rest of his books and short stories.

James Bond: Himeros #5

Preview: James Bond: Himeros #4

James Bond: Himeros #4

writer: Rodney Barnes
artist: Antonio Fuso
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), Butch Guice (B), Francesco Francavilla (C-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Spy/Fiction, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

James Bond has survived a series of deadly assaults as he and Sarah Richmond make it to Wilhelm’s island. Amidst the traumatic memories the island unleashes, will they find what they’re looking for or does death continue to await them at every turn?

Featuring two amazing covers: Francesco Francavilla and the legendary Butch Guice!

Did you know: Ian Fleming wrote the story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to entertain his son Caspar.

James Bond: Himeros #4

Preview: James Bond: Himeros #3

James Bond: Himeros #3

writer: Rodney Barnes
artist: Pierluigi Minotti
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), Butch Guice (B), Francesco Francavilla (C-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Spy/Fiction, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

James Bond continues to unravel the horror he’s uncovered as he makes his way to the center of it all – Wilhelm’s island – with the reluctant Sarah Richmond in tow. All the while: Kino continues to stalk the pair, awaiting his moment to strike!

Featuring two amazing covers: Francesco Francavilla and the legendary Butch Guice!

Did you know: Ian Fleming was a well-known as a book collector. He founded The Book Collector the same year he published Casino Royale.

James Bond: Himeros #3

Preview: James Bond: Himeros #1

James Bond: Himeros #1

writer: Rodney Barnes
artist: Antonio Fuso
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), Jackson Guice (B), Blank Authentix (C), Francesco Francavilla (D-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Spy/Fiction, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Himeros is the Greek God of sexual desire and one of the Erotes, the winged gods of love. When Aphrodite was born from the sea-foams she was greeted by the twin loves Eros and Himeros.

But when sexual desire goes too far, it takes the legendary super-spy James Bond to bring justice to the most vulnerable among us as he investigates the suspicious death of an accused sex trafficker – one whose ties run deep… and deadly.

Writer Rodney Barnes make his Dynamite 007 debut in this special series, featuring art by returning Bond superstar artist Antonio Fuso and two amazing covers: Francesco Francavilla and Jackson “Butch” Guice!

• Created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952.

• The character appeared in a series of twelve novels and two short story collections written by Fleming and a number of continuation novels and spin-off works after Fleming’s death in 1964.

• There have been twenty-seven films in total, produced between 1962 and 2021.

Rodney Barnes is an American screenwriter and producer. Barnes has written and produced The Boondocks, My Wife and Kids, Everybody Hates Chris, Those Who Can’t, Marvel’s Runaways, American Gods, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and is currently an executive producer/writer on HBO’s Untitled Los Angeles Lakers drama.

James Bond: Himeros #1

Preview: James Bond: Big Things HC

James Bond: Big Things HC

writer: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore
artist: Eric Gapstur
cover: Jim Cheung
FC | 132 pages | $24.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen +

When a priceless piece of art is found to be fake, investigations lead down a rabbit hole of international crime and corruption. But what the hell does James Bond know about the world of art forgery?

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?

Collects issues #1-#6 of James Bond (2019).

James Bond: Big Things HC

Humble Bundle Goes Bond, James Bond

James Bond: Service

Bond, James Bond’s much-anticipated next mission comes to theaters shortly. For those hungry for more action-packed 007 adventures, Dynamite and Humble Bundle are teaming up to offer the ultimate package of James Bond comics as a digital bundle sale. The “James Bond and Beyond” comic bundle features $391 worth of comics for “pay what you want”.

Portions of the proceeds will additionally be benefiting the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders. The international humanitarian organization seeks to medically assist people in need all over the world, particularly in areas beset by conflict or endemic disease.

The shaken, not stirred digital bundle is available in multiple tiers to fit every reader’s budget and preferences. Featured within is a cornucopia of practically every Bond comic ever published by Dynamite, and even spinoffs starring iconic allies Moneypenny, Felix Leiter, and more. For something close to the Ian Fleming written classics, one can kick back with the acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of the first two novels, Casino Royale and Live and Let Die. Bond’s rarely covered young days in the Navy are portrayed in the fan-favorite Origin series by Jeff Parker. Truly original and innovative yarns of the world’s most famous secret agent have been written by top tier talent in the industry including Andy Diggle, Greg Pak, Christos Gage, and others.

To match the 007 flavor, Dynamite has even selected a curated crop of additional comics in the crime and espionage range that will complement the package, many of which are written by Bond contributors such as Andy Diggle’s Control and Weaver and James Robinson’s Grand Passion. Also making an appearance is the beloved antihero assassin Jennifer Blood, created by Garth Ennis, alongside just a little taste of superheroics courtesy of Peter Cannon Thunderbolt. You only live once (or is it twice?), so all this great reading is a perfect way to spend precious time.

Altogether, at the highest, most comprehensive tier of the bungle, fans will get over 4,700 pages of comic book action and storytelling. This massive haul would normally amount to nearly $400, but is available at a stark discount thanks to this unbeatable deal.

The titles in the bundle include:

  • James Bond: Casino Royale
  • James Bond: Live or Let Die
  • James Bond: VARGR
  • James Bond: Eidolon
  • James Bond: Black Box
  • James Bond: The Body
  • James Bond: Hammerhead
  • James Bond: Kill Chain
  • James Bond: Felix Leiter
  • James Bond: Moneypenny
  • James Bond: Service
  • James Bond: Solstice
  • James Bond: M
  • James Bond: Origin
  • James Bond: Odd Job
  • James Bond: Reflections of Death
  • Control
  • Ex-Con
  • Grand Passion
  • Weaver
  • Jennifer Blood
  • Jennifer Blood: First Blood
  • Jennifer Blood: Born Again
  • Peter Cannon Thunderbolt
  • Peter Cannon Thunderbolt: Watch
  • Project Superpowers: Masquerade

Creators involved in the bundle’s titles include Andy Diggle, Garth Ennis, Duane Swierczynski, Alex Ross, James Robinson, Greg Pak, Benjamin Percy, Christos Gage, Warren Ellis, Jeff Parker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Kieron Gillen, Jody Houser, Declan Shalvey, Ibrahim Moustafa, Ales Kot, Steven Grant, Phil Hester, Jason Masters, Luca Casalanguida, Antonio Fuso, Dennis Calero, Aaron Campbell, Bob Q, Caspar Wijngaard, Jonathan Lau, and more.

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