In a rousing new superspy series that can go away you each shaken and stirred, Dynamite Entertainment is serving up James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE subsequent month to legions of 007 followers thirsting for the British agent’s subsequent daring journey — and SYFY WIRE is delivering an unique have a look at the explosive premiere difficulty.
Right here The New York Occasions bestselling creator and Hollywood screenwriter Christos Gage (Daredevil, The Breed) takes on Bond for the primary time and groups up with artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead, Misplaced Troopers).
Arriving in comedian retailers March 3, this daring ongoing title finds the dashing MI6 legend recruited into Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s worldwide terrorist group to complete off an inside energy battle that may spell doomsday for Earth.
“I do not assume anybody will likely be stunned to listen to that James Bond is not becoming a member of SPECTRE as a result of he instantly thinks they’re great,” Gage tells SYFY WIRE. “He is being coerced, AND he is acquired a plan to strike at them from inside. However can he dwell amongst monsters lengthy sufficient to see his plan by with out turning into a monster himself?”
The plotline finds a sophisticated civil battle brewing inside SPECTRE, with an upstart American member of the infamous legal ring making an attempt a harmful coup to usurp Blofeld’s reign. She’s on her guard in opposition to Blofeld’s henchmen, so to remove her out, Blofeld recruits a wild card – James Bond!
With Blofeld blackmailing Bond utilizing his good good friend and fellow spymaster Felix Leiter as leverage, Bond reluctantly agrees to the duty. However he hatches a intelligent plan to make use of this inside friction to carry SPECTRE down as soon as and for all. Will he succeed, or will Bond be caught on a darkish path he’ll by no means get better from?
As well as to his acclaimed tv work, Gage has additionally lent his abilities to many Marvel tasks like Superior Spider-Man and Civil Conflict: Home of M, however that is his preliminary enterprise into the world of Sir Ian Fleming and he is having an absolute blast with Bond.
“The genesis of the story got here when editor Matt Idelson recommended doing one thing with SPECTRE and Blofeld,” Gage provides. “I additionally discovered one thing very intriguing within the thought of a civil battle inside SPECTRE that makes uneasy allies of Bond and Blofeld as they face Titania Jones, a brand new character who’s an up-and-comer making a bid for management of the group. In what methods are Bond and Blofeld alike, and completely different? What occurs once they’re pressured to struggle aspect by aspect?”
Gage was additionally taken by the notion of utilizing the unique model of Blofeld from the Ian Fleming novels, who is unquestionably a bodily risk for Bond in addition to a psychological one.
“So far as placing my stamp on it, I am actually not attempting to redefine the James Bond character or franchise – they work fairly effectively already, because the final sixty or so years show,” notes Gage. “However I suppose I’m exploring themes I’ve personally discovered attention-grabbing earlier than in tasks like G.I. Joe: Cobra – the notion that he who fights monsters dangers turning into one.
“That is why Luca’s artwork is totally excellent for a narrative like this; it is moody, noir, but action-packed. I’m an enormous fan of what he is achieved prior to now with Bond. To me, Luca and Bond are an ideal marriage of artist and character. After all, being a James Bond story, there’s tons of motion as effectively, and I had a blast researching tech like weapons that shoot round corners and tactical fits that give the wearers enhanced power and sturdiness. Hopefully there’s one thing right here for 007 followers of each stripe!”
Now infiltrate our five-page peek at Dynamite’s James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #1, with a predominant cowl by Steve Epting (The Avengers, Captain America), within the full gallery beneath.