Dynamite's Bond comics and graphic novels

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  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    The James Bond series, @Gustav_Graves? Or Casino Royale?

    Dynamite will now have three James Bond (themed) series:

    --> The James Bond Series, with new, original stories ("Vargr", "Eidolon", "Hammerhead", "Black Box")
    --> The Felix Leiter Spin-Off Series, with new, original stories
    --> The James Bond Series, as adaptations of Ian Fleming's original novels (starting with "Casino Royale")

    And I mean the latter. I'm really excited about these :-).

    Also, aren't the Dynamite series truly won-der-ful source material for future James Bond films??

    ....yes they are great source and a testament to what you can do with a modern Bond.

    Neal Purvis & Robert Wade could really learn from these Dynamite people!

    Agreed.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Glad you're on board with us, @Gustav_Graves. Oh and one thing adding, aside from the Fleming novel adaptations, there will be a rookie James Bond series too, such as Agent 007: Year One and forth up until the events of Casino Royale.

    Agent 007: Year One: You are making this up, right? Who says that there will be a rookie series?

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    zebrafish wrote: »
    Glad you're on board with us, @Gustav_Graves. Oh and one thing adding, aside from the Fleming novel adaptations, there will be a rookie James Bond series too, such as Agent 007: Year One and forth up until the events of Casino Royale.

    Agent 007: Year One: You are making this up, right? Who says that there will be a rookie series?

    There was news that Dynamite would be using a comics series to explore Bond's wartime experiences leading up to CR.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Ah OK, so it would be before Bond gets his 00 status. I'd consider renaming it to "Agent Bond: The war experience".
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    @zebrafish: No. According to Dynamite's senior editor Joseph Rybandt, Bond is a 00 in the wartime experiences. Not a regular agent. It's just the beginning of his career as a 00-agent.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    I get it. And even if this is off-topic (but fitting here): Is there any indication in the literary canon about how Bond got his double-0 status? Did Fleming say that 00 means "2 kills", or was that invented for CR, the film?
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    There's a big reference to how he got his 00 status in the novel. From Chapter 9 : "The Game is Baccarat" :

    "Bond frowned. "It's not difficult to get a 00 number if you're prepared to kill people", he said, "That's all the meaning it has. It's nothing to be particularly proud of. I've got the corpses of a japanese cipher expert in New York and a Norwegian double agent in Stockholm to thank for being a double 0"
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    @zebrafish, Fleming wrote that Bond got his 00 status by killing a Japanese cipher clerk in New York with a sniper rifle from about a quarter mile away, and a Norwegian double agent in Stockholm who I believe had murdered two of his colleagues.

    It would be great to see the Dynamite comic begin with these two kills.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Yes. The Japanese cipher clerk was an easy kill, according to Bond, while the other one, the Norwegian double agent was hard to defeat, a knife fight if I remember correctly that almost went awry when Bond tried to assassinate the target in his sleep. The order was reversed in the 2006 film, of course, as the hard Kill (Fisher) came first and the easy one second (Dryden).
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    So many possibilities I hope Dynamite explores.

    As a side note just read a preview of Hammerhead #5. You can just feel the tension emanating from the page.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Please. No spoilers, @mcdonbb. Don't make me beg. :))
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Please. No spoilers, @mcdonbb. Don't make me beg. :))

    Hehe. ..I'll let google be your temptation.

    And may I ask where you got your profile pic? Its cool.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited February 2017 Posts: 15,423
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    Please. No spoilers, @mcdonbb. Don't make me beg. :))

    Hehe. ..I'll let google be your temptation.

    And may I ask where you got your profile pic? Its cool.
    Haha!! :))

    It's from the fourth issue of Hammerhead where The Fox is checking on Bond's equipment. I poorly edited the rest on my iPhone but I'll be putting up a better quality as soon as I get my new laptop. Ordered it and should be there in less than two weeks.

    Oh and by the way... Felix Leiter Issue #2 was sensational. As was the art!
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Awesome @ClarkDevlin. ...and ah I recognize the pic now. Looked like Hammerhead but couldn't figure out where.
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    Felix 2...hmm. I want more.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Black Box #2
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    SYNOPSIS:
    Black Box Part Two - The Deadly Game
    As part of Operation Black Box, James Bond infiltrates the Tokyo underworld and makes a deadly gamble at a Yakuza-controlled casino. All this time 007 is being tailed by a beautiful, mysterious assassin whose mission might be dangerously complicated with his own.
    On Sale: 05.April
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Thanks, @00Agent. :D

    The cover is similar to HAMMERHEAD #3.
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    Loved Felix Leiter #2. It was great to see the Bond world open up and for supporting characters to team up. It was a real treat to learn more about Tiger's background. The plot is really coming together now and it's such a different enemy to anything Bond has ever come up against which was so cool.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    @TR007, it's not entirely different from The Quasimodo Gambit villain-wise. Bond fought a similar enemy in that comic book, too.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Felix Leiter feels a bit like a buddy cop movie. I was sceptical at First when Tiger was announced but i think he brings the right balance to the story and I am hoping he gets his own miniseries in the future
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    @clarkdevlin I've never read that one. Must hunt it down. Thanks for the heads up!
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I haven't read Felix Leiter #1 or #2 yet. Me bad. Really bad since features a fellow Texan.
    Not a big deal but the authors seem to picking the same locations. I don't have a problem with that.

    Black Box is looking interesting and nice chapter title. Wasn't The Deadly Game an alternate North American title for the novel Casino Royale?

    I wonder when Diggles next Bond story is coming?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    I wonder when Diggles next Bond story is coming?

    My guess is july when Felix is finished... Then it would run in parallel with Black Box for 3 issues (like Hammerhead/Eidolon)
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    00Agent wrote: »
    mcdonbb wrote: »
    I wonder when Diggles next Bond story is coming?

    My guess is july when Felix is finished... Then it would run in parallel with Black Box for 3 issues (like Hammerhead/Eidolon)

    Good guess. Dynamite keeps my Bond fix alive.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    can't remember if anyone had posted this before, if not here you go :)

    Felix Leiter #4
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    SYNOPSIS
    In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack in Tokyo by an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult, Felix Leiter finds himself unwittingly drawn into the investigation. And under the oversight of Tiger Tanaka-the Japanese James Bond-and with a squad of Tanaka's elite operatives, Leiter himself helps to bring down the cult's leader!
    But now it's up to Leiter and Tanaka to work desperately against the clock: they must discover the secret of the cultist's deadly bio-weapon - especially if they're going to try and avert another terrorist attack!

    Release 19. April
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I am looking forward to the CR adaptation and to possible other Fleming adaptations.

    I wonder if Young Bond will ever return to comics. The only adapted story was Silverfin.

    I haven't really ever read any of the Young Bond but just curious.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    I am looking forward to the CR adaptation and to possible other Fleming adaptations.

    I wonder if Young Bond will ever return to comics. The only adapted story was Silverfin.

    I haven't really ever read any of the Young Bond but just curious.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    This is Bond week? Yes? ...oh and Valentines Day too *phew*
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    mcdonbb wrote: »
    This is Bond week? Yes? ...oh and Valentines Day too *phew*

    Yupp, tomorrow Hammerhead #5 will be released <:-P
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Let's see how crushed the heart of Kraken will be on Valentine's Day. ;)
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