Monday, November 19, 2018

James Bond 007 #1

The first issue of Dynamite Entertainment's new series James Bond 007 sends the the British secret agent to Singapore to snatch an important package headed for the terrorist organization ORU. The issue starts out with an extended action sequence involving trouble with the exchange, none of which involves Bond, before finding our hero at the casino ready to jump on the survivor of the altercation.

Unfortunately for Bond, he isn't the only one after the case. Rivals include a group of armed mercenaries and a mysterious new adversary with a familiar bowler hat who holds his own against 007 in the comic's other extended fight sequence (but not at the tables). Bond is forced to report back failure to Moneypenny, but the situation remains fluid with plenty of unanswered questions.

Writer Greg Pak delivers a solid introductory issue, although he waits a bit too long to get Bond into his own comic. While not completely sold, there's enough here that leaves me curious what's next for 007. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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