Agent 007 is all set to return to movie screens around the world, but “Spectre” isn’t the only place you’ll find James Bond this Spring. Comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new monthly comic book titled “James Bond 007,” written by Warren Ellis with art by Jason Masters.
If you don’t follow comics, what makes this a big deal is Ellis’ contribution. Warren Ellis is the writer behind countless original series like “Transmetropolitan” and “Planetary,” as well as numerous superhero books where he often completely revamps characters to tremendous success (the “Iron Man” movies, in particular, owe a massive debt to Ellis’ work). Ellis has many strengths as a comic writer, but spies and sci-fi are his calling cards — one would be hard-pressed to find a better marquee writer to take on Bond in the mainstream comics industry.
He’s also British, which is a plus when it comes to Bond stories.
Here’s the official description:
“James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.”
While “James Bond 007” will be set in the present (and feature a Bond that’s different from the cinematic ones), Dynamite Entertainment has plans for the entire Bond mythos. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Dynamite Senior Editor Jason Rybandt details the publishers plans for even more Bond comics, including adaptations of Ian Fleming’s novels and a series of prequels set before “Casino Royale.”
“James Bond 007” #1 is scheduled to launch in November.
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