Comic Review: James Bond: 007 Vol. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

”It’s Bond, James Bond.” Dynamite brings us a collection of Bond in this volume, entitled simply ‘James Bond 007’. It contains issues 1-6 of this comic book. The story is […]

”It’s Bond, James Bond.” Dynamite brings us a collection of Bond in this volume, entitled simply ‘James Bond 007’. It contains issues 1-6 of this comic book.

The story is this: Bond tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. Plus Odd Job and Goldfinger make an appearance. And if Bond and this new rival don’t kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the “job”!

There’s plenty of action and drama in this series. I really like that it has the ‘feel’ of a Bond movie: the Head Office political bickering, the new toys for Bond; the drinking, casinos and the chaos. The potentially lethal fights at any time, in any circumstance. Okay, and a few Bond girls too, but this ‘visual aspect’ is definitely subdued here.

Greg Pak writes these Bond issues with full approval of Ian Fleming Publications. The artists include Marc Laming and Stephen Mooney with Robert Carey. Colouring is by Triona Farrell with Roshan Kurichiyanil.

It’s a good collection, with gripping, action-filled story, with well researched and rendered artwork. The Bond ‘Odd Job’ story continues!

Dynamite, James Bond 007 Hardcover, $24.99 for 178 pages of content. Teen +

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!