A pretty good interview with Greg Pak, who’s writing the upcoming current day-set Bond comic. The fact that Pak keeps calling him a “new Oddjob” makes me think this will be a relative rather than the original. I’m really looking forward to this, and it will be interesting to have current day and original timeline Bond comics running concurrently.
I realized that I never posted my thoughts on Origin #2. I think it was a great issue, and an improvement on #1. I liked the training sequence and the different trainees that Bond worked with. I was almost sure that the F character was going to be a reference to Fleming. One thing though: before Origin did we have any indication that Bond was a part of the SOE? I always assumed he was just Royal Navy Intelligence, maybe even part of 30 Assault Unit, but not specifically SOE. Maybe it’s because I was watching the Netflix series Churchill’s Secret Agents, but some of the training was straight out of the SOE handbook. Also, I feel like Jeff Parker mentioned Bond being part of SOE, but I wasn’t sure if he was just getting his facts mixed up.
The map of Australia on the cover equals a trip down under. Awesome.
After hearing that the Folio Society released the Ian Fleming novels out of order for their rereleases, do you think Dynamite could do a similar approach? I mean, for LALD, everyone seems nervous about releasing it because of it’s racist overtones. However, Van Jensen has a script and Dennis Calero wants to do it. Perhaps they’ll skip right to Moonraker, possibly because it’s so loved by Bond fans.
This is quite interesting. I don’t think we’ve had a Bond short story appear in Playboy since the Raymond Benson days. And I don’t think there’s been a Bond comic in there before. Also interesting is that this jumps ahead to when Bond is already in the Navy. Should be worth a read.
Since it’s a Playboy magazine, I wish they decided to show us Bond’s first affair. Unless, since he was 16 back then, it would be inappropriate these days (no details needed, but I’d like to know the story).
By Royal Command (Higson’s 5th and final Young Bond) does that quite well if you havn’t read those.
Have you read John Pearson’s view of Bond’s first affair in his “James Bond Biography of 007”?