Jimmy's Bastards #1
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Jimmy's Bastards #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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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
    That's Not Current - Lucas Wagner Jun 30, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards #1 is a crazy, offensive, beautiful debut to what is sure to be another Garth Ennis winner! Read Full Review

  • 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

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 15, 2017

    A terrific send up of an iconic spy, who's about to reap what he's sown " literally! I can't wait for the next issue and I hope this goes for years. Recommended. 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

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Lauren Sisselman Jun 4, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards isn't for the faint of heart, but that's the norm with an Ennis book. If you're not familiar with his work, this is a good jumping-off point, and overall a fun book to read. Let's hope #2 can keep up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Oct 5, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards is familiar but never trite with its portrayal of the secret spy genre. It mixes plenty of flavors into the recipe, mystery, romance, action. The book flows with excitement, laughs, and by the end you'll want to go back and read it again to catch all the cool things you missed the first time. 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

  • 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

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 16, 2017

    As far as guilty laughs go, Jimmy's Bastards #1 completes its mission successfully, but only time will tell if this comic earns its license to thrill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gearid Maoldomnaigh May 19, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards brings spy-fiction back to comics in a comedic and violent subversion of the genre's core elements. It's a book with a lot of potential and that's both its greatest strength and weakness. It will undoubtedly be a thrilling romp either way, but it may read better in trade than it does in single issues. Assuming it stays on track, then this is your book, should you choose to accept it. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jun 19, 2017

    A decent first issue but will need to complicate its characters more in subsequent issues or it risks just being an NC-17-rated Bond parody. But I believe it can be done. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2017

    This series shows a lot of promise, but it needs to move past this uneven first chapter. 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

  • 5.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 30, 2017

    Although the idea of an old man stuck in a bygone style teaming up with a powerful modern woman is not new there is still a lot of fun and their interaction. Also seeing Enis and Russell Braun comes up with crazier and crazierBond-like villains was one of the early highlights. Despite its missteps, Jimmys Bastards has promise as a series. Once this concept comes together hopefully it will hit its stride. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jun 19, 2017

    Jimmy's Bastards is a judo chop to the throat, and meant to be that way. It successfully rakes up the coals, but thus far fails to rise above them. Can't say yet that it won't. Just doesn't seem like it will. 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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