In September, Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. are teaming for James Bond Origin from writer Jeff Parker and artist Bob Q.
James Bond Origin takes readers back to March 1941. Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with The Clydebank Blitz, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War! James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference.
“It’s a weighty challenge to reverse-engineer this icon into a young man on a life’s journey of danger, but Nate Cosby paired me up with Bob Q, who not only brings the gravitas of war in 1941 Europe but nails the promising hero in his youth,” stated writer Jeff Parker. “James doesn’t have the vast experience of a double-O agent yet, but he’s tenacious and a lightning-quick study. Bob and I work to show the full force of Bond’s spirit.”
This is a huge deal for Dynamite Entertainment, as this is a big story point for fans of James Bond. James Bond Origin seems to be a big moment for the publisher and its dealings with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, which began in 2014.
There is not a set date in September, but I would expect James Bond Origin #1 will have a lot of fans clamoring for this issue.