New Ongoing Bond Comic

Agent007_1Agent007_1 Posts: 137MI6 Agent
For those that are interested: http://www.superherohype.com/news/345851-warren-ellis-set-to-write-ongoing-james-bond-comic

It'll be interesting to see how it is.
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I can't wait to read new Comics in the Bond Universe {[]
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,900MI6 Agent
    This sounds great too
    they will be adapting all fourteen of Ian Fleming’s novels into the medium
    Instagram - bondclothes007
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    Interesting. The last comic I read was the Dandy but would give this a go.
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    stag wrote:
    Interesting. The last comic I read was the Dandy but would give this a go.

    Id recommend the Bond Omnibus Collections of the Comic Strips printed in the Daily Express -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sounds exciting stuff. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,189MI6 Agent
    I've never read a graphic novel - although I'll freely admit that some of the best films/TV in recent years has come from that medium - and the last comic I read was Victory, but I'll definitely give this one a go when it comes out.

    I've been meaning to pick up the Omnibuses one by one but haven't got around to it. You recommend them, AOS?
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Most definitely -{

    They start with the Fleming Stories, then go into original Ideas. There is also an Adaptation of Colonel Sun in Issue 3 :)
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,189MI6 Agent
    I didn't know that about Colonel Sun. Now you've really got me interested!
  • lippelippe Posts: 126MI6 Agent
  • lippelippe Posts: 126MI6 Agent
    Two updates for the Bond comics today (it seems every author is giving interviews ahead of SPECTRE).

    Warren Ellis describes James Bond’s state of mind in Fleming's books and comics http://jamesbonding.com/comics/james-bond-book-film-character-differences-warren-ellis-347.html I like that he promises his comics will be contemporary but very much feature Fleming's Bond.

    And Elis has also described Bond as somewhat evil in this interview with CBR: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/ellis-masters-007-has-all-the-vices-the-james-bond-films-no-longer-allow

    I wish they'd release the comics already. November is too far :(
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I really can't wait for these -{ The last Set of Bond Comics were the Darkhorse Releases.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    I really can't wait for these -{ The last Set of Bond Comics were the Darkhorse Releases.

    I'm hoping these are good, because I have the Darkhorse series but I couldn't finish some of the stories to this day (I wish it were animated so I can passively watch!)
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    We have a continuous wait for a decent continuation writer to knock out a worthwhile novel and yet there's hope a comic writer can provide a decent approximation of Fleming's Bond?????? To expect some grungy (I suspect American?) man-child to "get" Fleming's 50s/60s hero is laughable.

    Though I'm not a fan - comics/graphic novels are for kids, aren't they; I remember having "Roy of the Rovers" until I was 12 - comic Bond has been pretty rubbish since Jim Lawrence (and at least his strips appeared in adult media, newspapers).

    And this one, from its title, seems to involve JB and the Scando version of the older man's little blue pill ?:)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,106MI6 Agent
    I believe "Vargr" is old Norse for "Wolf". Could it be a neo-nazi plot? The word is written in capital letters, so I'm guesing it's an organisation.
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    The Comics by Darkhorse are more influenced by the Films, then Book Bond.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    The Comics by Darkhorse are more influenced by the Films, then Book Bond.

    Okay, though I'm not sure who's talking about the Bond fights dinosaurs series here?

    The comic book fella behind VIAGRA suggest he's writing about IF's Bond - and that's where the problem could lie, IMO...
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    edited September 2015
    I understand your early Sceptism though.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • Le SamouraiLe Samourai Honolulu, HIPosts: 573MI6 Agent
    Another Warren Ellis interview:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/warren-ellis-will-be-writing-james-bond-for-at-least-a-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."
    —Le Samourai

    A Gent in Training.... A blog about my continuing efforts to be improve myself, be a better person, and lead a good life. It incorporates such far flung topics as fitness, self defense, music, style, food and drink, and personal philosophy.
    Agent In Training
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    Another Warren Ellis interview:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/warren-ellis-will-be-writing-james-bond-for-at-least-a-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

    The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.
  • MrBeechMrBeech Denver, COPosts: 57MI6 Agent
    We have a continuous wait for a decent continuation writer to knock out a worthwhile novel and yet there's hope a comic writer can provide a decent approximation of Fleming's Bond?????? To expect some grungy (I suspect American?) man-child to "get" Fleming's 50s/60s hero is laughable.

    Though I'm not a fan - comics/graphic novels are for kids, aren't they; I remember having "Roy of the Rovers" until I was 12 - comic Bond has been pretty rubbish since Jim Lawrence (and at least his strips appeared in adult media, newspapers).

    And this one, from its title, seems to involve JB and the Scando version of the older man's little blue pill ?:)

    Wow...really? Seems like some pretty broad strokes to depict comics, graphic novels, and their writers. I would hardly describe Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore as "grungy man-children." I understand the skepticism, but comic books have come a long way. I'm actually pretty excited based on the previews they've released so far of VARGR.

    -{ -{
    Yes...considerably...
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,684MI6 Agent
    Another Warren Ellis interview:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/warren-ellis-will-be-writing-james-bond-for-at-least-a-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

    The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

    Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,517Chief of Staff
    ...although perhaps not the three similarly disposed married women to whom he made love, with rather cold passion. That sounds very Bond!
  • Le SamouraiLe Samourai Honolulu, HIPosts: 573MI6 Agent
    Another Warren Ellis interview:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/warren-ellis-will-be-writing-james-bond-for-at-least-a-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

    The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

    Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also seem to recall Amis remarking about how no one would actually want to be friends with Bond, as he probably was a rather dull companion in the long run.
    —Le Samourai

    A Gent in Training.... A blog about my continuing efforts to be improve myself, be a better person, and lead a good life. It incorporates such far flung topics as fitness, self defense, music, style, food and drink, and personal philosophy.
    Agent In Training
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,684MI6 Agent

    The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

    Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also seem to recall Amis remarking about how no one would actually want to be friends with Bond, as he probably was a rather dull companion in the long run.

    I think that you're probably right on that but it's been years since I read the Dossier in full! It's still a landmark literary Bond publication some fifty years on! (1965-2015). :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    MrBeech wrote:
    We have a continuous wait for a decent continuation writer to knock out a worthwhile novel and yet there's hope a comic writer can provide a decent approximation of Fleming's Bond?????? To expect some grungy (I suspect American?) man-child to "get" Fleming's 50s/60s hero is laughable.

    Though I'm not a fan - comics/graphic novels are for kids, aren't they; I remember having "Roy of the Rovers" until I was 12 - comic Bond has been pretty rubbish since Jim Lawrence (and at least his strips appeared in adult media, newspapers).

    And this one, from its title, seems to involve JB and the Scando version of the older man's little blue pill ?:)

    Wow...really? Seems like some pretty broad strokes to depict comics, graphic novels, and their writers. I would hardly describe Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore as "grungy man-children." I understand the skepticism, but comic books have come a long way. I'm actually pretty excited based on the previews they've released so far of VARGR.

    -{ -{

    As a fan of old-school comics as well as modern graphic novels, I can say they're not exactly a breeze to read through! Add audio books to that mix, comprehending the narrative takes a pretty involved mental process, though the experience for each medium is unique.
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • ShatterfangShatterfang Posts: 533MI6 Agent
    release date USA?
  • ShatterfangShatterfang Posts: 533MI6 Agent
    Ok, so if i pace myself, Trigger Mortis and Vargr #1 should tie me over the rest of the way till SPECTRE! - OCT 26/27 ENGLAND and then I get to see it on NOV 6!!!
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    I'm still looking for online sites that might have this for pre-order for the US market. Hoping it will soon be on Amazon.
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • Polar Bear 0007Polar Bear 0007 CanadaPosts: 126MI6 Agent
    I went to my local comic store to order all the versions of the new Bond comics. I was told there are all kinds of rules from the comic distributor if you want the special art covers. Bottom line is, other than the standard editions, it will be next to impossible to get the variant covers.

    Very disappointed as I wanted to order all the versions.

    Perhaps someone into comics may have an explanation or better news.....
    This is where we leave you Mr. Bond. (Pilot, Apollo Airlines)
  • Robbo88Robbo88 Newcastle, England.Posts: 253MI6 Agent
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    This arrived today. Had it pre-ordered on eBay. Issue one doesn't give much away but basically;
    The issue starts off with bond chasing down a man and you find out that the man had killed 008 in cold blood, Bond introduces himself as 007 before he kills him. Cut to London and we see some drug taking folk in a run down flat about to take what looks to be a new drug. Bond has nice little chat with Moneypenny, before he reports to M. (who is now black for some reason?! moneypenny is, but I just assumed they were looking at the DC movies as reference) He takes on 008's work as he was investigating some drug ring, and reports to Q. Q takes his P99 away from Bond and calls it a woman's gun. Tells him he won't be able to have a weapon till he retrieves it from the diplomatic bag in Germany. Cuts to some guy in a specialist hospital and he can't feel any pleasure. He is then handed a profile of James Bond and says "can we hurt him?" Then the issue ends.



    The artwork is alright, the writing is good in places, makes me want more. Issue two will be out next month.

    Below are the Alternate covers.


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    "Sic Parvis Magna"
    "Greatness From Small Beginnings."
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