Comic Review: James Bond: Agent of Spectre #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Dynamite Comics’ James Bond: Agent of Spectre #3 continues to thrill, a fine take on the “licensed to kill” Bond franchise. Artist Luca Casalanguida has the chops to entice us […]

Dynamite Comics’ James Bond: Agent of Spectre #3 continues to thrill, a fine take on the “licensed to kill” Bond franchise.

Artist Luca Casalanguida has the chops to entice us into this spy title and embeds us into the mood of it all. His figures are drawn ‘shorthand’, that is, a line and shadow suffices to show us. No wasted lines, no unnecessary details to distract from the line of action. I love this type of storytelling. Terse, immediate, tense. Life or death, no doilies or overdrawn beard stubble to stumble upon.

Christos Gage’s script is cut to the bone, with nicely compressed scenes of physical conflict, simmering passion, and twists of the double-cross. Colour is by Heather Moore, lettering by Simon Bowland.

Dynamite, James Bond: Agent of Spectre #3, $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!!