Bond is back. Aside from the already announced Origin series, Dynamite Comics will also be publishing a new ongoing starring 007, and helmed by Greg Pak.
Finalyl, James Bond is getting his own ongoing series again. I can’t even remember if he’s ever had one honestly, and as a fan that’s pretty telling. Dynamite has done a pretty solid job with the license though, so I’m kind of excited to see this announced.
The action in the very first arc seems to be keeping with the mythos too. Bond will be tracking a smuggler into Singapore, with his target being a case. The contents of that case are, of course, unknown. Through this adventure, 007 will be competing with a “Korean mystery man” for the case, and against a terrorist organization called ORU.
The first issue of the new series will hit this November, so watch for that.
For now, we’ve got some quotes from the creative team for you to peruse.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to play with these classic characters, giving them the biggest surprises, the funnest toys, and the wildest plot twists we can come up with — and maybe even a surprisingly moving emotional endgame,” said author Greg Pak. “And I’m hugely excited about this creative team, with Marc Laming giving us that sleek action and character work he does so well! Can’t wait ’til we can show you what we’re cooking up!”
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working on a James Bond book with Greg Pak, Nate Cosby, and Dynamite. I have loved Greg’s work since first reading Planet Hulk and Nate is one of my favourite collaborators in comics, he always brings such enthusiasm and positivity to every project he works on. And it’s BOND!” added artist Marc Laming.
“Greg, Marc, colorist Triona Farrell and letterer Ariana Maher are bringing something completely different to this series. This is an ongoing Bond story, but it also stars someone else, a mystery man that won’t get out of Bond’s way, on a global scale. They’re sometimes foes, sometimes allies, but Bond and this charming, deadly mystery man are constantly chasing after the same dangerous things for different reasons,” said series editor Nate Cosby. “Greg’s conception of this race-the-clock, spy-vs-spy dynamics is really going to excite people, and Marc’s superior storytelling and incredible attention to detail will delight you.”
“Greg Pak is hands down one of the best writers in comics today,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “With James Bond being one of the most iconic characters in the world, having Greg on this book is a perfect match, further complemented by the incredible Marc Laming, who has a phenomenal range in his artwork.”