You may best know Kieron Gillen from his Marvel Comics work on “Star Wars,” “Young Avengers” and “Journey Into Mystery,” or for his Image Comics hit “The Wicked + the Divine.” Perhaps you’ve been a fan since the early days of “Phonogram.” But now the writer is about to turn his attention in a new direction, to a classic character. Bond, James Bond.
Dynamite Entertainment has announced Gillen will team with artist Antonio Fuso (“G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,” “G.I. Joe: Cobra”) for “James Bond: Service,” a 48-page special issue scheduled for release in May.
Although Gillen’s writing credits are dotted with superheroes, gods and magic, Bond isn’t too far removed from his wheelhouse, as his historical comics like “Ubert” and “Three” are thoroughly researched. Additionally, Gillen seems to suggest that 007 fits into the pantheon of mythological figures. “A chance to write a British icon is something that’s basically irresistible,” he said in a statement. “This is like getting to write the sun rising. You’ve known it all your life, but this time it’s yours. I wanted to do a story that was classically Bond, but spoke to Britain as it is, and Britain as it was.”
“James Bond: Service” is sent in the current, post-Brexit political environment, and pits 007 against an assassin who “plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place.”
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