Dynamite's Bond comics and graphic novels

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  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Well, since Kot is constantly boasting about how much hate his series has been getting, i think everyone should know that his take was not received to kindly by a lot of fans.
    I will skip this Hardcover as well, and usually i am a collector when it comes to this stuff.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    It's as bad as Canada's first unauthorized Bond book, License Expired, if not worse.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    It's as bad as Canada's first unauthorized Bond book, License Expired, if not worse.

    The title says it all. As if it was a parking license he's carrying.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited May 2018 Posts: 5,159
    Yeah that title certainly does not envoke any excitement in me, probably one reason why i haven't read it, and won't. Rogue Agent would have been a more fitting title for an unauthorized publication.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Braincells Expired. ;)
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    Wasn't a fan of the art on #5. Only one more to go, thankfully.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited May 2018 Posts: 5,159
    JET007 wrote: »
    Wasn't a fan of the art on #5. Only one more to go, thankfully.

    I think the art was the least of its problems, but rather the writing and especially the characterisation of Bond.
    In 1-4 there wasn't even much characterization at all, especially in 2 & 4 he felt like a supporting character in his own story. In 5 it was all about him and his thoughts, and oh Boy... The less we talk about it the better
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    Getting back to the Casino Royale adaptation, I notice a lengthy interview with Van Jensen has been posted online from the International Journal of James Bond Studies. The IJJBS is the first academic publication I know of that is devoted exclusively to all things Bondian.
  • Posts: 1,045
    Just read The Body #5. Wow, this title is really dragging down my enthusiasm for Bond comics.
    What are Dynamite doing?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Heads up their rears.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Apparently.
    Unfortunately they still have not announced a next series after The Body. Lets just Hope The Body is not the last of them. That would be one ugly final nail in the coffin.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited May 2018 Posts: 15,423
    I hope IDW Publishing gets it after them if this is indeed their last.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I hope IMAGE gets to do Bond some day, rather than IDW.

    IMAGE has constantly delivered quality work by people like Ed Brubaker and Mark Millar. Currently, my favourite comics are in their hands.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    I hope IMAGE gets to do Bond some day, rather than IDW.

    IMAGE has constantly delivered quality work by people like Ed Brubaker and Mark Millar. Currently, my favourite comics are in their hands.

    Haven't read that many of the recent Bond comics (those early titles were good), but an Image published Bond comic with Ed Brubaker writing and Sean Phillips illustrating would be interesting. Also, if such a thing was to happen, Philips would be perfect for the covers:
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I like Mark Millar, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think I'd like him to do Bond. He'd be doing what Warren Ellis would do on a large dose of cocaine. Lots of blood, super-vulgarity and might even include highly exploited pornographic elements, so no... I don't want Millar doing Bond.
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    Any word on a Felix Leiter Vol 2? I really enjoyed the first volume.
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    I like Mark Millar, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think I'd like him to do Bond. He'd be doing what Warren Ellis would do on a large dose of cocaine. Lots of blood, super-vulgarity and might even include highly exploited pornographic elements, so no... I don't want Millar doing Bond.

    Millar did do Bond. He called it Kingsman and whilst I enjoyed the films and the first trade paperback of comics, I'm quite fine with him not touching Bond proper.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    JET007 wrote: »
    I like Mark Millar, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think I'd like him to do Bond. He'd be doing what Warren Ellis would do on a large dose of cocaine. Lots of blood, super-vulgarity and might even include highly exploited pornographic elements, so no... I don't want Millar doing Bond.
    Millar did do Bond. He called it Kingsman and whilst I enjoyed the films and the first trade paperback of comics, I'm quite fine with him not touching Bond proper.
    Yes, I know. And I enjoyed the comic a lot back when it was just called The Secret Service but I don’t want Bond to be like that at all. Kingsman as a film franchise is great and all, but I don’t want Bond to be like it in the slightest. That’s what the Spy Kids movies are for.
  • I read Vargr upon it's release but I really didn't know what to think of it. I don't know if it was because I found it strange to see a Bond-adventure in pictures instead of moving visuals and audio, or if I didn't like the story. I did however recently buy CR hoping to appreciate that one more. Since it's my favourite book I think I will.
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    JET007 wrote: »
    I like Mark Millar, don't get me wrong. But, I don't think I'd like him to do Bond. He'd be doing what Warren Ellis would do on a large dose of cocaine. Lots of blood, super-vulgarity and might even include highly exploited pornographic elements, so no... I don't want Millar doing Bond.
    Millar did do Bond. He called it Kingsman and whilst I enjoyed the films and the first trade paperback of comics, I'm quite fine with him not touching Bond proper.
    Yes, I know. And I enjoyed the comic a lot back when it was just called The Secret Service but I don’t want Bond to be like that at all. Kingsman as a film franchise is great and all, but I don’t want Bond to be like it in the slightest. That’s what the Spy Kids movies are for.

    I thought you might. Millar seems to be heavily in favour of deconstruction, too, and forcing characters to act out of character for the sake of plot (Civil War).
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    Not Dynamite, but Bond-comic related...if anyone wants to buy original panels illustrated by John McLusky for the Daily Express Bond strip, here's your opportunity.
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    Revelator wrote: »
    Not Dynamite, but Bond-comic related...if anyone wants to buy original panels illustrated by John McLusky for the Daily Express Bond strip, here's your opportunity.

    Wish I could spend £200 on a McLusky original! One of my favourite illustrators.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    I'm beginning to think that the Dynamite Comics James Bond is cancelled. Think about it. We haven't gotten any news for a while. The sales have been going down. Where's the Bond Origins series that we were supposed to get last fall?
    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/comics-dynamite-plunging-sales-figures
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Live and Let Die and Moonraker from them with Van Jensen and Dennis Calero. However, I think we'll get lucky as Dynamite has the license from Ian Fleming Publications for 10 years since 2014/2015. Hang on everyone, always have hope!
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    It's not helped by the fact that there hasn't been a Bond movie in cinemas since 2015. Big comic sales nowadays are helped tremendously by their movie counterparts. If Bond went back to a 2 year release schedule, or even 3 years, then the Dynamite comic sales would be flourishing.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited June 2018 Posts: 15,423
    I have the very same suspicions, @MaxCasino. And The Body feels like a rebellious flip of a finger at IFP for some reason. Who knows what's taking place behind the scenes? I mean, think about it, we were supposed to get a new series set during World War II that explores the beginning of Bond's spy career within the Naval Intelligence. They delayed it from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018, and now we're way past the date.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    It's a bit upsetting to be honest. I have so far enjoyed pretty much all of Dynamite's Bond comics. They hold up well amidst a lot of other output from, say, Marvel or Image or Titan. I too have hopes for LALD, MR, ... adaptations. CR was good stuff. But I guess that comics will remain "niche". And Bond comics maybe even more than anything else. Shame. Star Wars has since 2015 gotten 200 or so issues published through Marvel and IDW, and is still going very strong. But, as pointed out by @TR007, we have also seen four Star Wars movies released since 2015, versus only one Bond.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    You enjoyed even The Body, Dimi?
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    To be fair, that's the one I haven't read yet since it's not yet finished its run. ;)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Let me save you the trouble and tell you not to, old boy. ;)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited June 2018 Posts: 2,518
    Revelator wrote: »
    Not Dynamite, but Bond-comic related...if anyone wants to buy original panels illustrated by John McLusky for the Daily Express Bond strip, here's your opportunity.

    Ooh. I am enormously tempted by the final Casino Royale one. Love the way he draws Bond.

    (The trick is to tell yourself it's an 'investment' even if you'd obviously never sell it on...)
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