We’ve been tracking the upcoming release of Warren Ellis and Jason Masters’ new James Bond comic (the first in 20 years) with great interest. Judging from the the following preview pages, this Bond is going to be Ian Fleming’s pulp sensibilities funneled through Warren Ellis’ wicked take on the character.
On to the press release!
Dynamite proudly announces that fan-favorite author Warren Ellis will be writing the James Bond 007 ongoing comic book series, the first to appear in over two decades. James Bond 007 is scheduled for release in November 2015, featuring interior artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated,Guardians of the Galaxy).
The news of the high-profile author’s involvement with the James Bond 007series follows Dynamite’s announcement of their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the Fleming-family company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming’s published works, including his fourteen James Bond books. Under their agreement, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007. Launching their James Bond 007 line with a writer of exemplary skill and reputation has been a priority for Dynamite, and Warren Ellis’ stewardship will guarantee a debut story with all the hallmarks of high-octane action and international intrigue that exemplify the franchise.
James Bond # 1 by Ellis and Masters hits shelves tomorrow.