Drawn to 007 - Dynamite’s new hardcovers and beyond


Ah gotcha. I don’t think I saw that interview, or just forgot it. Thanks!


That’s my thinking too. Unexpected and not quite sure how to feel about this. Intrigued, nonetheless.


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00Agent wrote: »
This tweet from NateCosby is also very interesting:

I take it that the first 6 part series will be called Oddjob?

Possibly could be called Oddjob. Would be something different that’s for sure! I’m happy that Dynamite is finally bringing together all the promises they made from the start. Modern day Bond, Young WW2 Bond and Ian Fleming novels being turned into graphic novels. What a time to be a 007 reader!
00Agent wrote: »

I think it’s time for a Martini, Guys!

By the way, today is Casino Royales 65th anniversary, no one can tell me this week wasn’t choosen deliberately.
Gettler wrote: »
I really hope they green light Live and Let Die. CR was wonderful.

I think that there’s three main reasons why Dynamite hasn’t talked about LALD yet. First, they’re still waiting on more sales from CR. Secondly, they want their two other main Bond storylines to get going, Young and 007 modern. Thirdly, they are planning LALD more carefully because of the racial overtones and violence of the original book. I’m still hoping that they keep the important things in it, like Felix Leiter’s shark attack and 007 and Solitaire being dragged in the coral.
The tweets aren’t coming in sorry.


Comics are a business notoriously prone to delays, it’s probably always been that way. Even back in the 70s DC announced a Superman vs Muhammad Ali special and it took off with six months delay. Nothing unusual insofar.

Adapting Fleming’s originals is a particular task since the stories were written not for the current market with its one-highlight-per-double-page demands. The newspaper strips actually used to be rather close to the originals, the new adaptations want to add something significant and that takes careful preparation.


If Oddjob is clearly coming back, I see two ways Dynamite comics could write his survival, if the storyline takes place after Goldfinger. First from the book version. Oddjob could have had a hidden parachute with him, as he was sucked from the plane itself. He could have used it and gone into hiding. Second from the film version. When he was electrocuted, the shock simply knocked him out. Then, the CIA took him in for questioning. He then manages an escape.

Or could this all be a prequel that leads up to meeting Goldfinger who has a new scheme?

When do you think they’ll announce a title for this storyline?


What’s the point in bringing Oddjob back? Is he a character worth all this effort, proving he’s not dead? I’m not fond of the idea to be honest.


We don’t know they are. If anything it looks like a relative with revenge in mind.


Ah yes, I forgot to add: if true. Nevertheless I’m still not buying it. Raymond Benson used to be criticized for over using Fleming’s characters (I guess a relative still counts). I don’t think Dynamite should follow this path. Yes, Tiger Tanaka in James Bond: Felix Leiter was understandable, but I’d rather see some new characters, not the ones based on past stories.
If this fellow is indeed Oddjob’s relative, I wonder if he and Bond could somehow be allies. That at least would be more unexpected, in my opinion.


As would I actually, which the core series have fortunately mostly gone for up to this point.


Covers for Origins # 2 :





I really like the 4th and 5th ones. Hopefully the pictures came through. I’m working from my phone. If not, visit previewsworld.com or mi6community.com. Thank you.


Aside from Fleming’s novels, which other novels should Dynamite adapt? I’m thinking Colonel Sun and the two Anthony Horowitz novels.


My choices too, but they won’t get around to other adaptions anytime soon. The Fleming novels will keep them busy. I’m not sure how long it’ll take to get through them all, if they even do.


As I stated before, we know that LALD is coming. Probably at least around the same time as Bond 25 at the latest. I know I’m repeating myself, but I think given Moonraker is a favorite novel among Bond fans, they’re probably planning that as well. Something to go with James Bond Origins I suppose!


I consider CR, OHMSS and YOLT to be the most significant novels. So I’m glad we have one of these already adapted. But what do I think would be the most fun to see adapted? Doctor No.


If Dynamite adapted the books randomly, OHMSS is definitely one they would adapt. They’ve dealt with SPECTRE before in Eidolon, use it again for it’s full potential.


Let’s do a Dynamite comics ranking list, because no one else has done it. Not I have not read The Body or the one shots. I will be waiting for the hardcovers of both.

  1. Hammerhead
  2. Eidolon
  3. Kill Chain
  4. Casino Royale
  5. Felix Leiter
  6. Vargr

I will possibly update when more stories come out.

  1. Kill Chain
  2. Eidolon
  3. Case Files vol.1 (M and Moneypenny in particular)
  4. Hammerhead
  5. The Body
  6. Black Box
  7. Casino Royale (only lower down due to it being very loyal - if you’ve read the book, you’re only here for the, quite brilliant, art)
  8. Felix Leiter
  9. Vargr


My list:

  1. M
  2. The Body
  3. Felix Leiter
  4. Casino Royale
  5. Solstice
  6. Kill Chain
  7. Hammerhead
  8. Eidolon
  9. Service
  10. Black Box
  11. Moneypenny
  12. VARGR


I really liked the Felix Leiter installments.

More so than most of the Bond runs, to be honest. Maybe because there is so much more room to breathe creatively with his stories? Not crazy about the long blonde hair, though…


The hair works for me because it goes back to how Fleming describes Leiter in Casino Royale: “a mop of straw-coloured hair lent his face a boyish look which closer examination contradicted”.