James Bond's comic book history is a chequered one, it has to be said. From the early days of the Daily Express newspaper strip, many different companies have tried to capture the essence of Ian Fleming's secret agent, including Marvel and Dark Horse, to varying degrees of success. Now Dynamite Entertainment, in partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, hope to bring the definitive James Bond to the four-colour world.
Set before the first novel, CASINO ROYALE, the new comic book series will portray Bond in his formative years at MI6. Both new and familiar characters from Fleming's novels shall feature in the new series.
Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications, said, "It's over 60 years since the publication of CASINO ROYALE, and now more than ever it's an exciting time to be a Bond fan.
She added, "We're thrilled that 007 will be revisiting the world of comics, as Fleming's novels have a long and successful history in this medium, ever since they began to be published as newspaper comic strips in the late fifties. Dynamite are the perfect partners to take on the challenge of continuing this legacy, and we are very much looking forward to working with them."
CEO and publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, Nikki Barrucci, had this to say: "James Bond is one of the greatest cultural icons in the world. His author and creator, Ian Fleming, was not only in touch with popular culture in his time, but also saw ahead of his time, and his written work will outlive us all."
Dynamite's James Bond will hit comic book store shelves in 2015.
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