James Bond Returns This December With New Ongoing Series From Dynamite

by James Ferguson

If you like your comics shaken, not stirred, Dynamite has just the thing for you as James Bond is returning in a new ongoing series this December. Writers Vita Ayala and Danny Lore, artist Eric Gapstur, colorist Roshan Kurichiyanil, and letterer Ariana Maher make up this dream team to tell 007’s latest adventures. They’re all wrapped in some gorgeous covers from Jim Cheung.

Co-writer Danny Lore says:

There’s cool, and then there’s Cool, with a capital C, and for me, that’s always been James Bond.

James Bond follows the secret agent on a new mission when a priceless, iconic piece of art is deemed a fake. This opens an entire Pandora’s Box of international crime and corruption. Is Bond out of his element here? Or right at home?

Co-writer Vita Ayala added:

Since I can remember, he has been the epitome of suave. His cold efficiency mixed with that dry wit and charming smile… the work gets done, and he gets the girl(s) along the way. There is something timeless about Bond that allows him to be put into almost any era and situation.

Unlike most other Dynamite titles, James Bond will feature just one cover per issue. It helps that they’re all from Jim Cheung. The first three covers connect to form a larger image too.

Lore continued:

Vita and I can pass all the ideas in the world back and forth, but it’s the rest of the team that gives it the sleek crispness of one of Bond’s tailored ensembles. Eric is unstoppable, I am so happy we are on the same wavelength. Roshan is a dream, the work will be blowing people out of their socks! And I am glad Ariana and I are able to work together again – she’s a genius!

James Bond #1 will debut in December 2019.

Artist Eric Gapstur added:

Danny and Vita wasted no time in knocking me on the floor with the first three pages of the script, laying down an artistic gauntlet that is no doubt the most challenging sequence I’ve ever drawn. It’s exciting!

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