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Preview: James Bond: The Body HC

James Bond: The Body HC

writer: Aleš Kot
artists: Luca Casalanguida, Antonio Fuso, Rapha Lobosco, Eoin Marron, Hayden Sherman
cover: Kenneth Rocafort
FC | 144 pages | $24.99 | Teen +

As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them.

PART TWO – THE BRAIN

James Bond leads the interrogation of a scientist who allowed a lethal virus to be stolen. But when the investigation takes a surprising turn, Bond begins to question whether he is enough.

PART THREE – THE GUT

One sauna. Twenty Neo-Nazis. One Bond. James Bond.

This weapons deal won’t go according to plan.

PART FOUR – THE HEART

On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer. Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him?

AND MORE…

Preview: James Bond: Hammerhead TP

James Bond: Hammerhead TP

writer: Andy Diggle
artist: Luca Casalanguida
cover: Luca Casalanguida
FC | 168 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain’s newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine – but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there’s one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

Preview: James Bond: The Body #6

James Bond: The Body #6

writer: Aleš Kot
artist: Luca Casalanguida
covers: Luca Casalanguida (A)
Luca Casalanguida (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

A pub. A meeting between old friends. But is it just what it seems? All threads of The Body converge, and Bond has to face the consequence of his actions.

Preview: James Bond: The Body #5

James Bond: The Body #5

writer: Aleš Kot
artist: Hayden Sherman
covers: Luca Casalanguida (A)
Luca Casalanguida (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The beatings. The virus. The assassin. The secrets. Everything comes together during a terror attack that may not even exist.

Preview: James Bond: Kill Chain HC Signed Edition Signed

James Bond: Kill Chain HC Signed Edition Signed By Andy Diggle

FC | 160 pages | $69.99 | Teen +

Signed by superstar writer Andy Diggle!

Preview: James Bond: The Body #4

James Bond: The Body #4

writer: Aleš Kot
artist: Eoin Marron
cover: Luca Casalanguida
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer. Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him?

Preview: James Bond: Kill Chain HC

James Bond: Kill Chain HC

writer: Andy Diggle
artist: Luca Casalanguida
cover: Greg Smallwood
FC | 160 pages | $24.99 | Teen+

COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6 + BONUS MATERIAL

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally – the CIA! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond’s oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!

Preview: James Bond: The Body #3

James Bond: The Body #3

writer: Aleš Kot
artist: Rapha Lobosco
covers: Luca Casalanguida (A)
Luca Casalanguida (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

PART THREE – THE GUT

One sauna. Twenty Neo-Nazis. One Bond. James Bond.

This weapons deal won’t go according to plan.

Preview: James Bond: The Body #2

James Bond: The Body #2

writer: Ales Kot
artist: Antonio Fuso
covers: Luca Casalanguida (A)
Luca Casalanguida (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

PART TWO – THE BRAIN

James Bond leads the interrogation of a scientist who allowed a lethal virus to be stolen. But when the investigation takes a surprising turn, Bond begins to question whether he is enough.

Review: James Bond: The Body #1

As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them.

The concept along of Ales Kot writing James Bond stops to get me to take notice. The idea of a story being relayed based on the bruises on Bond’s body is a concept that’s so simple I’m amazed it hasn’t been done before.

James Bond: The Body #1 has a very worked over Bond at the physician’s office being asked about his latest mission and recounting how his current state came to be. There’s something so simple in this framing that it’s amazing it’s taken so long for this to happen (and if it has in the past, it’s new to me).

Kot nails so much in the story especially the interaction between the doctor and Bond. But, it’s the mission itself that’s most interesting. An assassination that must be prevented, there’s something at the end that twists the story in a way that’ll keep you thinking and wondering. Through the brutality, there’s a humanity about it all. The perp and Bond himself.

The art by Luca Casalanguida delivers every bruise and bump in detail. You know why his eye is closed and the ribs are broken. As a reader you wince at each punch, bump, and bruise.

I love the concept and want to see what comes next. There’s a simplicity about it that’s utterly brilliant and Kot and Casalanguida combine for a story that has you wondering how this hasn’t happened earlier. A solid story that can be picked up as a one-shot and I think something greater, it’s completely entertaining and a definite buy.

Story: Ales Kot Art: Luca Casalanguida
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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