Dynamite's Bond comics and graphic novels

edited March 2016 in Literary 007 Posts: 2,299
http://www.ianfleming.com/dynamite-to-publish-bond-comics-and-graphic-novels

We are very proud to announce our new partnership with Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of English language comic books and graphic novels, who have worldwide rights to produce comic books, digital comics and graphic novels starring James Bond. 007 will re-live the exploits that have thrilled and captivated fans for over half a century in fresh visual adaptations of Fleming’s classic Bond stories, the first of which will be launched in 2015.

Moreover, Dynamite plans to create a series of brand new adventures unveiling the defining – and largely undocumented – early years of Bond’s career. These new stories will draw inspiration from the Fleming canon to explore Bond’s ‘origins’: his raw early years before he gambled with his life in the first novel, Casino Royale.

Some other familiar faces from the expansive 007 mythos will also make appearances in this series – criminal masterminds, hired henchmen, glamorous Bond Girls and secret service allies – alongside all-new characters.

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications said “It’s over sixty years since the publication of Casino Royale, and now more than ever it’s an exciting time to be a Bond fan. We’re thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming’s novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as newspaper comic strips in the late fifties. Dynamite are the perfect partners to take on the challenge of continuing this legacy, and we are very much looking forward to working with them.”

The original Bond comic strips, first printed in the Express newspaper in 1958, have been republished by Titan in six Omnibus editions, available from their website.
«13456770

Comments

  • edited October 2014 Posts: 13,059
    Great news, so unexpected! Next year will be chock full of 007 heaven.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    Posts: 4,119
    Wish was contemporary adventures not more classic.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,453
    I'm looking forward to that. :)
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 1,690
    A new look for the classic novels. I think that sounds amazing!! =D>
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    Posts: 8,235
    As both a Bond fan, and a comic collector, this is excellent news.
  • Posts: 8,946
    i have a couple of these comic book adventures somewhere? They are pretty entertaining! :-bd
  • Dynamite has already established a first-class reputation for their adaptations of classic characters like The Shadow, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Flash Gordon and many others. They are the best possible choice for comic book & graphic novel adaptations of 007. I'm really looking forward to these!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 14,198
    As both a Bond fan, and a comic collector, this is excellent news.
    Right there with ya, Major.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 6,960
    As am I.
  • Posts: 1,158
    Very nice!
  • Posts: 4,419
    I think I will collect these as they come out.
    I am not a comic collector but I will make exception here.
    There is a double appeal.
    First, graphic presentation of the classic Fleming novels.
    Second, new storeies!!! in the Fleming timeline. New origins stuff pre CR, but not young Bond. Instead Bond's early adult secret service work.
  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
    Posts: 337
    I just discovered this news in the back of a Dynamite comic last night and it was news to me as I had missed this thread. This is very welcome news. I buy very few comics these days because they are so expensive but I know Dynamite do some very high quality work. I'll certainly be buying these as soon as they come out.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,453
    I'm so loving this news. Can't find specific updates though. I buy my comics off a website that closes pre-orders several weeks before release and so I don't want to be too late. ;-)
  • Posts: 358
    Good news. I've enjoyed the ominbus books and I'll buy these too no doubt
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 364
    The announcement was last October. We're in mid-February. Has anybody heard or read anything new regarding this?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Belgravia, UK - Sneaking around Irene Adler's house for investigation purposes and whatnot...
    Posts: 8,190
    Still expecting. The last one I've put my hands on was Serpent's Tooth which I loved, as much as Light of My Death. Do you think by any means GoldenEye will get its chance to accomplish its remaining issues?
  • Posts: 6,006
    eddychaput wrote: »
    The announcement was last October. We're in mid-February. Has anybody heard or read anything new regarding this?

    they are not yet up for pre-order, like Dimi I do pre-order my comics a few months ahead and so far nothing.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,453
    Which store do you order from, @SaintMark?
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    Posts: 8,235
    I have not seen anything RE Bond. But I did read that Dynamite are to publish a new 4 issue mini series of Re-Animator comics. B-)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,453
    Wow! Another bit of good news, thanks, Major!
  • Still expecting. The last one I've put my hands on was Serpent's Tooth which I loved, as much as Light of My Death. Do you think by any means GoldenEye will get its chance to accomplish its remaining issues?

    To my understanding, not likely.

  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Belgravia, UK - Sneaking around Irene Adler's house for investigation purposes and whatnot...
    Posts: 8,190
    Still expecting. The last one I've put my hands on was Serpent's Tooth which I loved, as much as Light of My Death. Do you think by any means GoldenEye will get its chance to accomplish its remaining issues?

    To my understanding, not likely.
    Pity. However, I did hear some people are selling the remaining panels and artworks for a high price on eBay. Sadly I can't afford them.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 1,690
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 6,960
    With Warren Ellis involved, I'm in.
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    Posts: 364
    Great news. The final piece of the puzzle is now in place for 2015. We're getting a film, we're getting a novel, and we're getting a comic book series.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,453
    This is great news! I'll be on the look-out for this series!!!

    Serpent's Tooth is the only JB comic I have read so far.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    edited July 2015 Posts: 8,235
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    This is great news! I'll be on the look-out for this series!!!

    Serpent's Tooth is the only JB comic I have read so far.

    Ah, the Dark Horse graphic novels.

    I'm looking forward to these. I am glad it's Dynamite, as I have enjoyed what they have done with The Shadow.
  • Shark_0f_LargoShark_0f_Largo Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 3,515
    Fantastic news, I'll certainly bd reading these.
  • Posts: 5,424
    beautiful cover when is it being released
  • Posts: 6,006
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    This is great news! I'll be on the look-out for this series!!!

    Serpent's Tooth is the only JB comic I have read so far.

    Ah, the Dark Horse graphic novels.

    I'm looking forward to these. I am glad it's Dynamite, as I have enjoyed what they have done with The Shadow.

    AS FOR THE SHADOW................
Sign In or Register to comment.