Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Ibrahim Moustafa will pick up the interior art duties on James Bond Origin starting with March’s issue #7. He’ll be joining writer Jeff Parker to kick off the “Russian Ruse” story arc. This next phase of the series will also feature primary covers by artist Dan Panosian.
James Bond Origin #7 starts with the sinking of a Norwegian supply ship carrying gold. A Russian crew claims the Nazis are responsible, but Royal Navy Lieutenant James Bond suspects foul play.
Jeff and I have been friends for years and I’m thrilled that we’re finally working together. James Bond is my favorite literary character, and to have a hand in the official Fleming canon of Bond’s rise through the military ranks toward his destination of Double-0 status is nothing short of a dream come true. Our love for the material and the sharp stewardship of the folks at Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. will ensure that Bond fans and casual readers alike will have a blast with these stories!
This is not the first time Moustafa has played in the James Bond sandbox. He wrote and drew last year’s James Bond: Solstice one-shot.
Writer Jeff Parker added:
I’m extremely excited for Ibrahim to parachute down on board The HMS Origin. It is no mean feat to follow Bob Q, who started this series off as well as it possibly could be done, he set the art bar very high. But Ibrahim is crushing it, as you’ll soon see! I’m so lucky to collaborate with these guys, just top-level storytellers. Bond is in good hands.
In addition to Panosian’s cover, James Bond Origin #7 will include variants from Christian Ward, Stephen Mooney, Ibrahim Moustafa, and outgoing artist Bob Q.
Editor Nate Cosby says:
Ibrahim is probably the foremost authority on all things James Bond…he also happens to be one of the greatest artists working today. He fundamentally gets what makes James tick. Having him collaborate with Jeff Parker on the early years of the world’s most famous spy is the no-brainer of all no-brainers.
Look for James Bond Origin #7 at your local comic shop on March 13th, 2019.