James Bond #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Rapha Lobosco Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Black Box Part One - Whiteout
The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Feb 21, 2017

    The book knows how to trim the fat and set-up an exciting first issue and makes me intrigued to see where the series is heading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 27, 2017

    Feeling nostalgic for James Bond? This has everything you'd want from the series in a thrilling and exciting package. Thrilling and action packed, this hits all the hallmarks of the James Bond franchise. Just don't expect the read to take too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 1, 2017

    The start of any new Bond adventure is always a little rough because there are certain expectations. Percy and Lobosco handle it all well here as the basics are put into play and the characterizations are all on track. While we do have a nod toward another player in the story with the unnamed woman, the downside is that the opponents are unknown at this point and just an idea rather than something to connect with. The best Bond stories are the ones with the best opponents and without a tangible one here just yet it's lacking in that area. That said, the team are on the right track overall and the potential is definitely here as all the right pieces are in place to move forward with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 2, 2017

    If you are unsure of this new volume, just think of it as a new director and production team taking over the returning cast because James Bond #1 is too fun to just dismiss outright. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Feb 22, 2017

    James Bond needs no introduction, and is almost without one here in his debut #1 issue. His wit and allure is unmistakable but without an explosive entrance we have a quiet beginning in James Bond #1 that pales in comparison to the many satires and tributes paid to the character in modern fiction. It's clear Percy's intention is to bring the character back to his roots, a task perfectly suited for artist Rapha Lobosco. He keeps away from the often distracting and perplexing visuals that sometimes hamper the modern iteration of the character for want of a classical approach that wonderfully resembles the From Russia With Love days of old. It may not grab the reader as well as the classics it seeks to emulate, but it shows enough promise to warrant a return for the sequel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Mar 1, 2017

    This book evokes memories of the Pierce Brosnan version of Bond, with an action first feel rather than the violent first idiom of Daniel Craig's Bond.This is helped, by Q being drawn to resemble John Cleese and of course the pithy humour that seems to fit hand to glove with pre-soft reboot Bond. Like any Bond fan, I have my favourite Bond and it seems that Dynamite are going out of their way to try and put books that appeal across the board. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 2, 2017

    The book evokes that classic Bond feel, but it doesn't do much to break the mold, and this issue is over a bit too quickly for its own good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Mar 2, 2017

    Some real nice artwork doesnt make up for a very basic and kind of mediocre beginning to a Bond story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Mar 4, 2017

    This first issue hits all the Bond tropes you would want to see. We mostly get a set up for what's to come in Tokyo. There's nothing to grab a reader to get them excited for the arc. The issue leaves you relying on the art to help move along the story, up until we're briefed on Bond's new mission. That being said, the art makes up for the lack of story. It's hard to find many words for this jumping on point.Bits and Pieces:If you want some 007 nostalgia, you'll find some enjoyment in this book. Benjamin Percy plays it safe and only gives a sample of what's to come. Nothing much here though to get someone excited to read the next issue. Read Full Review

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