Comic Review: James Bond: Agent of Spectre #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #2, from Dynamite, picks up where issue 1 left off: Bond has a new assignment. This series is worth a read, and I’ll explain why: […]

James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #2, from Dynamite, picks up where issue 1 left off: Bond has a new assignment. This series is worth a read, and I’ll explain why:

In issue 1, James was forced to kill a SPECTRE agent. It was ‘kill or be killed’. Which left Bond on the hook to continue his investigation into SPECTRE, but now with a different approach:
Bond would secretly go to Paris and meet with one of the top men in SPECTRE. This he does, and he survives, but not without learning some new information while there.

So, the story now resumes with Bond in Washington DC. Doing a little break and enter. Unfortunately, he is spotted in the act!

Christos Gage writes this tight thriller with a compression of dialogue and locale. There are no wasted moments, no wayward glances, or lost weekends. This truly is Bond at his most intense. Luca Casalanguida draws a tough James Bond and leads our eyes and attention where he wants us to go. The panel layouts are superb; we scan the scene, the lettering (Simon Bowland) fall into place, and bodies follow. Guns, shadows, furious fights, all with story beats and high intensity. Colour by Heather Moore keeps us in the muted atmosphere or awakens us with a start.

This is a very strong title, this series is definitely worth checking out. Shake it, stir it, buy it.

Dynamite, James Bond SPECTRE #2, $3.99 for 22 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!!