Dynamite's Bond comics and graphic novels

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  • 00Agent wrote: »
    Only The Body, @Torgeirtrap. The rest, you should be reading them all too smoothly. Well, Service and Moneypenny are a bit dire, but still... Better than the recent entry we've been getting.

    Thanks, I'll make sure to check out everything but The Body! (strange title…) What's the latest on the CR adaption?

    Dynamite said on twitter the definitive shipping date is 11th April.
    so we'll wait and see

    Happy birthday to me! I'll be 64 years old on 4/11/18! "When I get older, losing my hair..."
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    @ClarkDevlin, I'm trying to work out which CR cover is the final one. I hope it's the one that has some of the text colored red, just to balance out the design.
  • edited March 2018 Posts: 15,053
    Agreed, the CR graphic novel looks very vintage and beautiful.

    Also, did anybody notice the change of colors and shades?

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    Without knowing what colours Fay Dalton used originally, I can somewhat understand the change of colours and shades. Might be to make the cover "pop" just a little more.

    This however is not the thing that caught my eye the most. It looks like they've boxed the artwork with the title outside the artwork. Must be to have the title stand out a little more than in the previous cover, where the red text blended a little too much with the background. I do hope that dark texture outside the boxed artwork is real, though. If that's just an effect, they really shouldn't have bothered. Would make the cover look cheap.

    As for the missing red coloured text, I'm not a fan of red on black myself, but I agree with @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7 that the typography could have been balanced out a bit more.
  • In the end! i have preordered this like 6 months ago and every two weeks i receive a mail from them changing the release date.
  • So I was at my LCS (local comics store) today picking up the latest releases, and asked the dealer when they are expecting to receive CASINO ROYALE. 4/11/18 is indeed the date that Diamond Comics Distribution is telling retailers they will have this tome in the stores. I don't generally order books in advance, but I asked him to save one for me. I was...shall we say, alarmed... to learn how few copies this would leave for him to put out on display. If you're wanting a First Printing of this book and you haven't put in an order yet, word to the wise: do it soon. Like, tomorrow. And urge your dealer to reorder in advance of release. You'll thank me on my birthday...
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Good morning my golden retrievers. Looks like Dynamite has announced a new comic and this one will be a movie tie in. Well kind of. It looks to be set between Spectre and Bond 25.
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    Dynamite wrote:
    Synopsis:
    "The death of a British agent sends James Bond to the mountains of Hokkaido where the last report his colleague made had come from, leading to the discovery of a small village the world has not heard of. As suspicions arise, Bond unearths a scheme that a global consternation was to come around and revive the old tribe of Shogunate using unorthodox means that oversee a supernatural existence in the heart of terror."

    Looks like a must have for sure.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?

    They didn't mention but I would guess so! :D
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?

    They didn't mention but I would guess so! :D
    Can't wait!

    And man... Greg Rucka writing Bond... It's 00-Heaven! :D
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?

    They didn't mention but I would guess so! :D
    Can't wait!

    And man... Greg Rucka writing Bond... It's 00-Heaven! :D

    Digging the art style too. They really captured Craig's likeness perfectly. :O
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?

    They didn't mention but I would guess so! :D
    Can't wait!

    And man... Greg Rucka writing Bond... It's 00-Heaven! :D
    Digging the art style too. They really captured Craig's likeness perfectly. :O
    Aaron Campbell is doing it, so I wouldn't expect anything less than brilliance. He also did the interior art for Felix Leiter. :D
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Whoah!! :O

    Man, Dynamite has upped its game!!

    Agreed. It kinda makes sounds like Temple of Doom but with a Bondian twist! can't wait. :-bd
    Same! :D

    I supposed it's to be solicited for July release?

    They didn't mention but I would guess so! :D
    Can't wait!

    And man... Greg Rucka writing Bond... It's 00-Heaven! :D
    Digging the art style too. They really captured Craig's likeness perfectly. :O
    Aaron Campbell is doing it, so I wouldn't expect anything less than brilliance. He also did the interior art for Felix Leiter. :D

    I thought it looked familiar.
  • edited April 2018 Posts: 15,053
    Interesting! Liked how the Blood Stone video game gave us some Bond material between QoS and SF, and this time we'll get a movie tie-in comic book (sort of)!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Looks interesting, i'll gladly read it!
    Any idea who the amazing Cover artist is? :D
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I'm not getting fooled this year! April Fools, laddies.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Holy crap, just did a random search and did find that this comic may actually be real! A reddit post said that, at a British cinema talk/Q&A that Danny Boyle gave early this weekend he teased that he and his screenwriter's work with Bond may extend beyond just doing Bond 25's script. He very cryptically said that they were working on "supplemental" material as well that would connect to their film script somehow, and after seeing this, this comic may indeed be that material. Maybe we'll find out that Dynamite had a talk with EON and had Boyle and Hodge team up with the comics writers to do a prequel comic set before Bond 25! Pretty unprecedented if true.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited April 2018 Posts: 15,423
    Holy crap, just did a random search and did find that this comic may actually be real! A reddit post said that, at a British cinema talk/Q&A that Danny Boyle gave early this weekend he teased that he and his screenwriter's work with Bond may extend beyond just doing Bond 25's script. He very cryptically said that they were working on "supplemental" material as well that would connect to their film script somehow, and after seeing this, this comic may indeed be that material. Maybe we'll find out that Dynamite had a talk with EON and had Boyle and Hodge team up with the comics writers to do a prequel comic set before Bond 25! Pretty unprecedented if true.
    Finally! It appears that Redditer's writings have precedent in truth!

    So, that's why Dynamite was so silent in the last few months. They have been striking some deals behind the scenes, and came to terms with Danjaq, it seems. Hopefully, this will open more marketing doors for the franchise. I do miss the old days of decent tie-ins.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    The Japan location also makes me wonder if this is foreshadowing a Bond 25 featuring the garden of death, the thing I really want to see adapted into the franchise badly. It'd make for such a great location and bring so much mood and atmosphere!

    And if EON signed off on this comic set before Bond 25, maybe we can assume that they already like what Boyle and Hodge have written and already want their script to be the next film's story.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    I wonder if Blofeld will make an appearance. I'm pretty excited at the idea of a movie tie in comic.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    00Agent wrote: »
    Looks interesting, i'll gladly read it!
    Any idea who the amazing Cover artist is? :D
    Just looked it up. Apparently, it's Lee Carter. Love his work, and I'd like the guy to work on the interior of a Bond comic, as well! :D
    The Japan location also makes me wonder if this is foreshadowing a Bond 25 featuring the garden of death, the thing I really want to see adapted into the franchise badly. It'd make for such a great location and bring so much mood and atmosphere!

    And if EON signed off on this comic set before Bond 25, maybe we can assume that they already like what Boyle and Hodge have written and already want their script to be the next film's story.
    That's the first thing that popped up on my mind. Perhaps there's something to take place there which is to lead to a faithful YOLT adaptation. Maybe this "supernatural element" is a superstition started by Dr. Shatterhand, perhaps? Dr. No and his dragon comes to mind.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    And the people of that area are sort of enslaved by fear due to Shatterhand and his crafted legend. I really love the idea of that. Bond would be the white westerner in an eastern land, confronting the superstitious tendencies of a group in a continent culturally removed from his own.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Here's an alternate cover they revealed! :D
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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Oh I want this one. When is it coming out?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    July! :D
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I wonder what effect this will have on other releases, as we thought we'd get announcements for the prequel war comics first. And this release is coming much before Bond 25 releases, which makes me think EON also have confidence in hitting their late 2019 release date. I wonder how many issues we'll get?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited April 2018 Posts: 15,423
    I know we'll be getting a six-issue miniseries as that's Dynamite's standard comic release for a miniseries, unless it's a on-off, which I don't think it is, judging by the fact CBR placed a #1 before the first solicitation. I'm guessing we'll be getting a more organized and less forced parallel three timelines in the meantime, which will be James Bond (and its one offs, standalone miniseries and spinoffs), War Years and the film canon.

    ...And I haven't asked how many arcs will be getting in each, yet.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Does Danny Boyle or the presumed writers of this film Bond comic have a Twitter? Could be wise to throw a few questions their way.
  • edited April 2018 Posts: 15,053
    Does Danny Boyle or the presumed writers of this film Bond comic have a Twitter? Could be wise to throw a few questions their way.

    Couldn't find anything on Boyle. Only did a quick Google search, though.

    Edit: Here's Rucka's Twitter account:
    https://twitter.com/ruckawriter

    Edit 2: And Aaron Campbell:
    https://twitter.com/olmancampbell
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