Dynamite gets Greg Pak to helm new James Bond 007 Series.
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Greg Pak Helms James Bond 007 Series
Dynamite to Publish Monthly Beginning November
July 16, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. are set to launch an epic new ongoing James Bond comic series from superstars Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Weapon X) and Marc Laming (Star Wars, Wonder Woman) with James Bond 007!
The series begins as Agent 007 tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. If Bond and this new rival don’t kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the job.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to play with these classic characters, giving them the biggest surprises, the funnest toys, and the wildest plot twists we can come up with — and maybe even a surprisingly moving emotional endgame,” said author Greg Pak. “And I’m hugely excited about this creative team, with Marc Laming giving us that sleek action and character work he does so well! Can’t wait ’til we can show you what we’re cooking up!”
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working on a James Bond book with Greg Pak, Nate Cosby, and Dynamite. I have loved Greg’s work since first readingPlanet Hulk and Nate is one of my favourite collaborators in comics, he always brings such enthusiasm and positivity to every project he works on. And it’s BOND!” added artist Marc Laming.
“Greg, Marc, colorist Triona Farrell and letterer Ariana Maher are bringing something completely different to this series. This is an ongoing Bond story, but it also stars someone else, a mystery man that won’t get out of Bond’s way, on a global scale. They’re sometimes foes, sometimes allies, but Bond and this charming, deadly mystery man are constantly chasing after the same dangerous things for different reasons,” said series editor Nate Cosby. “Greg’s conception of this race-the-clock, spy-vs-spy dynamics is really going to excite people, and Marc’s superior storytelling and incredible attention to detail will delight you.”
“Greg Pak is hands down one of the best writers in comics today,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “With James Bond being one of the most iconic characters in the world, having Greg on this book is a perfect match, further complemented by the incredible Marc Laming, who has a phenomenal range in his artwork.”
In 2014, Dynamite Entertainment made headlines across the comics industry and beyond with the news that the New Jersey publisher had secured the license from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd to produce the first James Bond comics in 20 years. Dynamite’s newest series, James Bond Origin, is a definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II and will launch in September.
The debut issue of James Bond 007 features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Dave Johnson (Deadpool), John Cassaday (Lone Ranger), Rafael Albuquerque (Detective Comics), and Marc Laming (Star Wars), respectively.
James Bond 007 #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of James Bond 007 #1 with their local comic book retailers. James Bond 007 #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.:
Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing. Our aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming’s books worldwide. Ian Fleming Publications looks after the literary James Bond brand, keeping it alive through the publication of new stories by authors such as Anthony Horowitz, William Boyd, Jeffrey Deaver, Sebastian Faulks, Steve Cole and Charlie Higson.