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Solstice has been the more Flemingesque. I think it is my favourite! Simple but great!

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Issue #1 of the new story line, The Body arrives next week, really looking forward to reading it. More about it here:https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/comics-james-bond-the-body-preview?id=04351

Also M takes center stage in the new one shot story, coming in February which see him  confront a traumatic event from his time as a field agent prior to becoming the head of MI6.

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Got my copy of The Body this week, it was interesting having James Bond tell his story via a flashback rather than the usual way Bond stories are told in printed media. Without spoiling anything major, even as he is having his injuries Bond has to omit certain details from  what he tells the doctor. The artwork is really nice to too, looking forward to the next issue.

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I just picked up my copy of "The Body" and enjoyed it. I think the premise of Bond telling the doctor a bit about his injuries and how he got them is an interesting premise. I especially like the party scene when Bond accomplishes his mission and he finds his victim's note and the personal details. I am looking forward to the next issue and how they will focus on "The Brain."

Bond: "But who would want to kill me, sir?"
M: "Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors . . . the list is endless."

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I'm behind. Finished Vargr. Got Eidolon but haven't read it yet.

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Looking forward to picking up both issue #2 of The Body this week, along with the M one shot story. It is really great to have these comics to read, especially since it has been over 20 years since anyone published a regular series of James Bond comics.

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Just picked up the hardcover Casino Royale  graphic novel this week. The artwork is amazing and it is great to see Ian Fleming's prose in a different format.

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body 1 was good. 2,3, and 4 are progressively worse. I also liked M and Felix. M was my fave.

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the first issue of VARGR was one of the freebie promotional lossleaders for last Saturday's Free Comic Book Day.
https://www.freecomicbookday.com/SiteImage/CatalogImage/STL075634?type=1
I hadn't tried reading this before, because:
1. modern comics are very expensive for what you get, and
2. I have not been impressed with most of the recent continuation novels (or last couple of movies to tell the truth).

Anyway, interesting stuff, just judging by the first chapter. It is not contemporary movie Bond. The pacing is very cinematic, which means slow for a comic book, and almost half taken up by ad-pages. Definitely the kind of contemporary comic where you wait for them to compile the completed storyline in the inevitable trade paperback, rather than read ten lines of dialog once a month.

Much more graphically gory than movieBond. More like Kingsmen gore, without the laughs. Realistic for Bonds like of work, I guess.
Moneypenny does appear to be movieMoneypenny. She is drawn as black and is introduced cleaning her gun at her desk. M is also drawn as black, so I guess he is not movieM.
The issue quickly ends with Bond and Tanner having lunch, establishing character. Tanner bugs Bond about being a snob, and this was a joke in the Quartemaster scene as well. Craig doesn't really do the snob thing, so that's another difference from movieBond (also I doubt CraigBond meets people for lunch).

Visually this Bond has a prominent scar, as described by Fleming but never seen in film, and once I noticed that, I saw the comma of hair, which is subtler than what I always imagined from Fleming's description. Maybe this Bond has his hair cut shorter. Sorta like Superman, now that I think about it, he was always drawn with one loose curl right at the top.

the writer Warren Ellis is actually a big name in the comics world. He's written lots of stuff for DC and Marvel, most of it I gather of rather an experimental nature, often for DC's Vertigo imprint.


comic shops may still have some leftovers from Free Comic Book Day, so if you can find the freebie you should check it out.

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Got the Free Comic Book Day copy of Vargr for my collection. I could not pass it up. Hope that this step increases readership for the series. . Also if you have not do so already, I highly recommend getting the Casino Royale graphic novel. It is an amazing read, and more faithful to the original novel than the 1958 comic strip from the Daily Express.

Just got the final issue of The Body, it is more of character building issue that focuses on James Bond and Felix Leiter's friendship rather than action. Still it was a good read, and I am glad that I was able to pick up a copy so soon after finishing the fifth issue.

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A new one in November... with Oddjob!

https://i2.wp.com/www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/unnamed-16.jpg?w=675

https://i.imgur.com/X1GGlNm.jpg

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/07/18/arts/18bond_art3/18bond_art3-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/book … g-pak.html

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Very pleased that the comic is becoming a monthly release. Hopefully this will allow more people to get a chance to read it.  I am not familir with either the new writer or artist, but I am impressed with the previews.

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the Dynamite series is going to be doing a James Bond Origin series, set during WWII, 1st issue coming out in September.
There's a bit more info here.

Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. are pleased to announce this fall’s biggest series in James Bond Origin! Author Jeff Parker (Suicide Squad, Future Quest, Thunderbolts, Batman ‘66) and artist Bob Q (The Green Hornet) will kick off the ongoing definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II!

Hitting stands in September, James Bond Origin takes readers back to March, 1941. Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with The Clydebank Blitz, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War! James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference.

“It’s a weighty challenge to reverse-engineer this icon into a young man on a life’s journey of danger, but Nate Cosby paired me up with Bob Q, who not only brings the gravitas of war in 1941 Europe, but nails the promising hero in his youth,” stated writer Jeff Parker. “James doesn’t have the vast experience of a double-O agent yet, but he’s tenacious and a lightning-quick study. Bob and I work to show the full force of Bond’s spirit.”

If he's 17 in 1941, that's following the age in the YOLT obit, rather than his age given in Moonraker.

There's an interview with writer Jeff Parker in the September issue of PREVIEWS magazine (a comics industry magazine for pre-ordering upcoming titles), and the Origin comic is  the cover feature … that's how I realised this is coming out

I know I've seen folks here wish there was a story about Bond's WWII era adventures, so here it is!
https://www.dynamite.com/images/TNBondOriginA01011Cassaday.jpg

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Very pleased to hear that new story is the way for September. Always been curious to learn more about Bond's time during World War II. Apart from a few short mentions in Ian Fleming's original novels, James Bond's commando work during the war has never really been explored in depth. Looking forward to reading it.

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Just read the first issue of Origin, writer Jeff Parker did an amazing job of capturing the feel of the Second World War. Very pleased to see Bond engaging in Judo practice with his college mates as well. Due to spoilers, I won't go into story specifics for those that had yet to read it. The artwork is pretty incredible too, even though I am not familiar with artist Bob Q work.

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They should do a Zorin KGB story  ajb007/wink

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I shall place this here because it's a comic book and it's got James Bond content


the latest (and supposedly final) series of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, subtitled The Tempest, includes James Bond and Emma Peel as major characters.
see here noting especially pg4 of their free preview, and this review.

When the series originally began 20 years ago as a Victorian super-team made up of public domain characters, the team was assembled by a secret service chief named M, who turned out to be either Mycroft Holmes or Moriarty, I forget which.

As the storyline moved into the 1950s, with The Back Dossier, a version of James Bond was introduced as an adversary, whose characterisation would make DenchM's opening remarks in Goldeneye seem glowing compliments in comparison.
In the second to last series, Century, the new head of the secret service was revealed to be a female named Em, short for Emma Knight. Who has since mysteriously disappeared and is now a member of the League.
An aged wheelchair-bound oxygen-mask-wearing character named Sir James now assumes the role of M, and makes a few changes, aided by his decoy/assistants J-1 through J-6. (Moore is clearly influenced by the finest of all James Bond movies).
In the first issue, the James Bond content is formatted like the old newspaper strip, in a storyline named "Farewells Aren't Forever", by the fictional cartoonist Novek.
http://images.sequart.org/images/image-64-660x430.jpg
Also, amongst the Vauxhall scenes there's a panel showing an Austin Powers like character caught in some sort of cryogenics malfunction.



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EDIT: I must point out the Bond-like character is only ever referred to as Jimmy. Any other resemblance is purely coincidental.

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Just heard that Playboy magazine will be publishing a exclusive six page comic that is part of the Origin series. More about it here:https://www.mi6-hq.com/news/exclusive-6-page-james-bond-origin-comic-to-appear-in-playboy-magazine-181020

Got the first issue of the monthly series this week. It was an exciting read, and it left me wanting more. Also it was great to see Bond playing Baccarat again.

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Playboy launches online the JAMES BOND ORIGIN adventure: https://www.playboy.com/read/james-bond … n-to-catch

Six pages that are independent of the rest of the arc, so you can read and enjoy them!  ajb007/martini