In August, Jody Houser becomes the first female writer to tackle the James Bond Universe in comic form with the release of James Bond: Moneypenny from Dynamite Entertainment.
James Bond: Moneypenny focuses on what was intended to be a ‘routine’ protection mission for Moneypenny, until she uncovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a striking and unsettling resemblance to a tragic, and life-changing terrorist attack from her childhood. In the face of imminent danger, will Moneypenny be able summon her secret agent skills to stop the impending plot before it’s too late?
Writer Jody Houser said, “As someone who came to James Bond late (much to the horror of many of my friends), the idea that I’d get to play in that world is amazing. Writing a character like Moneypenny and exploring what makes her different from the more familiar MI6 operative has been a blast. In this story, we’ll get a look at exactly how she operates and some of the events that made her the woman she is.”
Moneypenny first appeared alongside James Bond in Ian Fleming’s very first novel, Casino Royale, published in 1953. As the personal secretary to M, Bond’s boss at MI6, she would go on to play a small role in almost all of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, but did not receive much character development until 2006’s spin-off series, The Moneypenny Diaries. In 2015, Dynamite published Warren Ellis’ James Bond: Eidolon series, in which Moneypenney is featured as a major character. James Bond: Moneypenny marks the first time the character has received a dedicated story in comic book form!
James Bond: Moneypenny is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 30, 2017.