Jimmy's Bastards #1

Jimmy's Bastards #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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NEW SERIES! Jimmy Regent, Britain's number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn't quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there's a price to pay for Jimmy's multiple romantic conquests - the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible way... From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 19, 2017

    I do wish that I could go into more about this issue, but it would be unfair to you since it's not out and I really don't want to fully reveal the hook of the series. If you like James Bond stories, but hate all the excess bullshit, then you'd do well to pick up Jimmy's Bastards. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 18, 2017

    A fun, funny, and well-done spy drama that lampoons James Bond well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 17, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards is a pretty fun book once you get into the groove of it. It's reminiscent of other recent spy works that attempt to play up the misogynistic and outdated "dinosaur" elements of the older works that reflected the time while at the same time using it to skewer it and drive the story forward. It's a delicate line to balance on and Ennis leans a little too far into it even though it basically reinforces the point I presume he's trying to make with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 19, 2017

    If there is one drawback, it's the lack of subtlety. While "TheophilusTrigger" is funny, it's not subtle, and the book has no issue with being crass. That said, most of the jokes land, and the ones that don't get by on the charm and charisma displayed by the book's lead. It will be interesting to see if this character evolves over time or if this is just who he. Regardless, there's plenty to love about Ennis' latest creation, and you'll definitely come out of the experience entertained. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Patrick Reilly May 19, 2017

    Braun's interiors are a dynamic delight invoking the pulp sensibilities of Archer and cheesy genre paperbacks. It reflects the characters' own cartoonish nature, or at least those surface-level elements. Each character exudes the tropes of their fore-bearers whether it be the cocky agent, the femme fatale, maniacalmenace,or gadget-obsessed techie.There is a joy to each of the action scenes and character designs that show Braun is well versed in genre conventions.The flow and energy of each of the panel accurately recreates the drive of a Bond in medias res opening-scene. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 18, 2017

    A rare misstep from Aftershock Comics then, and while its likely that the series will pick up some momentum once the real meat of the story comes to the fore, based on this first issue, I dont know if Ill be sticking around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 22, 2017

    Ennis has a solid concept here, a super spy who's an anachronistic tool. But, what's presented doesn't really acknowledge well enough that he is indeed that or that Ennis himself is aware of the joke within. Instead, we're presented with a comic that feels like it's trying to be hip and edgy but the end result is a joke without a punchline. Read Full Review

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