James Bond

James Bond 007 #7

by Alan Rapp on May 24, 2019

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James Bond 007 #7 comic reviewJames Bond 007 #7 flushes out the story a bit more as Bond learns at least the outline of Goldfinger‘s plans which involve an African diamond mine. Action is a bit light in the issue, other than Bond accosting one of Goldfinger’s minions for information and another go-around with Mr. Lee (who Bond finds working for Goldfinger).

As in the original movie, the issue offers up a first encounter between James Bond and Auric Goldfinger than involves the British spy ruining a rigged poker game. This time around the action is at a casino rather than poolside (and no unlucky woman takes the punishment).

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James Bond 007 #6

by Alan Rapp on April 23, 2019

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James Bond 007 #6 comic reviewAfter being outsmarted by John Lee who was able to make off with the golden statue under 007’s nose, Bond plays catch-up and go after the agent who now both governments want brought in. As for Lee, despite his initial failure at turning his former comrade back from the clutches of ORU, he continues in his quest believing he can save the soul of Aria now brainwashed by Goldfinger’s secret organization.

Bond and Lee will reconnect at the secret ORU lab where 007 gets a good look at just what ORU is capable of. And despite the beliefs that there is some good left in his former friend, the new Oddjob looks like he may get a crash course in ORU’s power.

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James Bond 007 #2

by Alan Rapp on January 2, 2019

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James Bond 007 #2 comic reviewAfter his encounter with the new Oddjob (an enemy agent named John Lee), Bond gets a brief history lesson from MI6 (which infers that this version of 007 never lived through the events of Goldfinger) before being sent back into the field to complete his mission to track down the Russian and retrieve the briefcase before it falls into the clutches of the terrorist of ORU (with strict orders not to get preoccupied with Lee again).

In Indonesia Bond runs into both the Russian and John Lee, who has his own orders to question the Russian. Once again neither man gets his hands on the Russian as the pair momentarily call a truce to take out the number of mindless soldiers courageous enough to be cannon fodder for them before the rivalry heats up once more.

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James Bond 007 #1

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2018

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James Bond 007 #1The first issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s new series James Bond 007 sends the the British secret agent to Singapore to snatch an important package headed for the terrorist organization ORU. The issue starts out with an extended action sequence involving trouble with the exchange, none of which involves Bond, before finding our hero at the casino ready to jump on the survivor of the altercation.

Unfortunately for Bond, he isn’t the only one after the case. Rivals include a group of armed mercenaries and a mysterious new adversary with a familiar bowler hat who holds his own against 007 in the comic’s other extended fight sequence (but not at the tables). Bond is forced to report back failure to Moneypenny, but the situation remains fluid with plenty of unanswered questions.

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James Bond: Moneypenny (One-Shot)

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2017

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James Bond: Moneypenny (One-Shot) comic reviewWhy should James Bond get all the fun? This one-shot focuses on one of the British agent’s most famous supporting characters: Miss Moneypenny. Taking the cue from the Daniel Craig rebeoot, this Moneypenny isn’t just a mousey secretary but a highly-trained former field agent promoted to an important new job: protecting the head of the Secret Intelligence Service, M.

The comic from writer Jody Houser and artist Jacob Edgar jumps around quite a bit, showcasing Miss Moneypenny in and out-of-the-field, early training, childhood, and a current assignment protecting M during his visit to a university. It’s this last piece that provides the bulk of the comic’s action.

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