In a rousing new superspy series that may 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 take a look at the explosive premiere difficulty.
Right here The New York Instances 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 which may spell doomsday for Earth.
“I do not assume anybody might be shocked to listen to that James Bond is not becoming a member of SPECTRE as a result of he out of the blue thinks they’re fantastic,” Gage tells SYFY WIRE. “He is being coerced, AND he is received 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 an advanced civil battle brewing inside SPECTRE, with an upstart American member of the infamous felony 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 eradicate her out, Blofeld recruits a wild card – James Bond!
With Blofeld blackmailing Bond utilizing his good buddy 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 convey 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 recuperate from?
As well as to his acclaimed tv work, Gage has additionally lent his abilities to many Marvel initiatives 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 urged 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 facet by facet?”
Gage was additionally taken by the notion of utilizing the unique model of Blofeld from the Ian Fleming novels, who is certainly a bodily risk for Bond in addition to a psychological one.
“So far as placing my stamp on it, I am actually not making an attempt to redefine the James Bond character or franchise – they work fairly properly already, because the final sixty or so years show,” notes Gage. “However I assume I’m exploring themes I’ve personally discovered attention-grabbing earlier than in initiatives 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 carried out 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 properly, and I had a blast researching tech like weapons that shoot round corners and tactical fits that give the wearers enhanced energy 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 essential cowl by Steve Epting (The Avengers, Captain America), within the full gallery under.