Earlier this week, Dynamite Entertainment announced it would adapt the original James Bond novels into comic book form, and while that is great news, Dynamite is going a step further by announcing a new James Bond tale, James Bond: Hammerhead.
The six-issue mini-series will be written by Andy Diggle, with the first issue being illustrated by Luca Casalanguida.
In Hammerhead #1, Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain’s newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine – but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there’s one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.
Diggle, who redefined Green Arrow at DC Comics, is set to take on the challenge of James Bond in the modern era.
“I have never been more thrilled to take charge of a character. James Bond has been with me from childhood, and his influence runs through almost everything I’ve ever written” says writer Andy Diggle. “Like all truly iconic characters, Bond remains timeless, reinventing himself for each new generation while remaining true to the core of Ian Fleming’s original creation. By bringing the Bond of the novels into the present-day world, with all its challenges and complexities, we get the best of both worlds – Fleming’s dispassionate ‘blunt instrument’ in a post-Cold War landscape of mass surveillance, drone strikes and WMDs.”
James Bond: Hammerhead kicks off in October.