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EXCLUSIVE: Jock, Panosian & More Cover Ellis & Masters’ “James Bond” #1

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When he returns to comics this November, not only will 007’s new Dynamite Entertainment series be helmed by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters, it will feature an A-List roster of artists providing variant covers for the first issue.

Warren Ellis Brings “Genius Storytelling” to Dynamite’s “James Bond 007”

CBR News has the exclusive first look at the covers for “James Bond” #1, the first chapter of “VARGR,” a story that will find the world-famous secret agent fighting for his life in the wake of another 00 agent’s demise. Illustrated by Dom Reardon, Jock, Gabriel Hardman, Stephen Mooney, Dan Panosian, Francesco Francavilla, and Glenn Fabry, the covers call back to the character’s pulp roots.

“There’s only one Bond,” editor Joseph Rybandt told CBR News earlier this year, explaining what makes this comic so important to Dynamite. “There’s lots of ‘spy’ stories, but there’s only one Bond. That single word sets your mind going in all sorts of directions before you’re read word one, or seen panel one. It’s truly unique in all of fiction and pop culture and to wrap a story around this iconic character sets is apart from everything else.”

Check out the full solicitation text and every cover for Ellis & Masters’ “James Bond” #1 below.


1) JAMES BOND #1

SKU: C72513024181801011

Price: $3.99

Rating: Teen+

Cover A: Dom Reardon

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Jason Masters

Genre: Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In

Publication Date: November 2015

Format: Comic Book

Page Count: 32 pages

UPC: 725130241818 01011

ON SALE DATE: November 4

MARKETING DESCRIPTION: Beginning “VARGR”, the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin…

In Stores November 4th in advance of the block buster movie on November 6th!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to launch the first James Bond comic book series in 20 years! “Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.” – Warren Ellis


1a) JAMES BOND #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX EDITION

SKU: C72513024181801021

Price: $10.00

Rating: Teen+

Cover B Blank Authentix: N/A

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Jason Masters

Genre: Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In

Publication Date: November 2015

Format: Comic Book

Page Count: 32 pages

UPC: 725130241818 01021

ON SALE DATE: November 4

MARKETING DESCRIPTION: The Blank Authentix Edition – available only as a variant for the first issue of James Bond #1 – features the same great story, but with a blank cover that you can get your favorite artist to draw! In this issue, James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin…

In Stores November 4th in advance of the block buster movie on November 6th!






RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR C 10-COPY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 10 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Francesco Francavilla Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01031



RETAILER INCENTIVE #2: (“CVR D 20-COPY STEPHEN MOONEY UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 20 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Mooney Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01041



RETAILER INCENTIVE 3: (“CVR E 30-COPY DAN PANOSIAN UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 30 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Stephen Mooney Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01051



RETAILER INCENTIVE 4: (“CVR F 40-COPY GABRIEL HARDMAN UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 40 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order Gabriel Hardman Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01061

RETAILER INCENTIVE 5: (“CVR G 50-COPY GLENN FABRY UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 50 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order Glenn Fabry Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01071



RETAILER INCENTIVE 6: (“CVR H 60-COPY JOCK UNIQUE ART INCV”) For every 60 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order Jock Unique Art cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.

UPC: 725130241818 01081


1b) JAMES BOND #1 RETAILER SHARED EXCLUSIVE VARIANT EDITION

SKU: N/A

Price: $3.99

Rating: Teen +

Cover: Jason Masters

Writer: Warren Ellis

Art: Jason Masters

Genre: Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In

Publication Date: November 2015

Format: Comic Book

Page Count: 32 pages

UPC: N/A

ON SALE DATE: November 4

MARKETING DESCRIPTION: Retailers, would you like your store name on a James Bond cover to promote to your customers and fans? If so, here’s your chance! Retailers who order 500 copies or more of James Bond #1 specifically under the special “shared retailer exclusive” item code will receive the cover edition by Jason Masters, plus the store logo on the cover! Any retailer who orders the shared exclusive cover will qualify to order James Bond incentives.