James Bond #2

Writer: Vita Ayala, Danny Lore Artist: Eric Gapstur Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A fake is only the beginning...James Bond is forced into a world he doesn't understand.

Counterfeits, smuggling, following impossible trails to invisible villains. Can he learn to trust others for help, or will the mission leave him behind? From VITA AYALA (Morbius), DANNY LORE (Queen of Bad Dreams) and ERIC GAPSTUR (The Flash: Year Zero).

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 15, 2020

    OverallVita Ayala and Danny Lore have delivered an issue here which is basically about Bond and Keyes getting used to working together, which kind of made it feel like they were treading water a little bit. That said we are given an incentive to come back next month as we are left with a pretty good cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Jan 14, 2020

    In James Bond #2, a talented creative team continues to deliver on this storys big promise, using the character of Keyes to create an excellent tension of style and motivations with James Bond. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 16, 2020

    Another great, fast-paced issue. This has all the fun and excitement that a Bond movie does, and that ever comic should. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Jan 14, 2020

    Genuinely, this book excels in its ability to offer a subtle critique of our mythos of James Bond. It's really when I witness the humanity of Bond that I care about the character in earnest. This book definitely succeeds in its ability to create a long-form artistic critique of a mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Jan 15, 2020

    Bond's character feels like more of a supporting role at this point, but given how charming the other two protagonists are, that's not a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 15, 2020

    This new volume of James Bond is an interesting one. It's a slow build that's intriguing in a noir/crime sort of way. This isn't over the top action and fancy gadgets. The first two issues are good but the pacing might mean waiting for the trade or binge-reading will enhance the enjoyment a bit. It's a slow burn that's more reminiscent of a crime/spy prose story than anything else. Fans of Bond that's not about crazy sets and implausible will enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 15, 2020

    Dynamite Entertainment have been producing high quality James Bond comics for a few years now. With a new movie out this year, I hope that Dynamite reap the benefits. There is however, a fly in the ointment in that the book, especially this one, is maybe a tad too far from the movie. It is a problem that every film and comic book relationship has to overcome. That sounds like a mission for Bond, James Bond. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 15, 2020

    James Bond doesn't change much overall from the first installment of this new series and that's unfortunate. I think we have all the right pieces for a good story from strong creative but something is missing in getting it to really hit right and move forward, lacking a clearer or more important throughline of a story. Bond gets more time here than he did in the first issue and that helps but he's still something of a cipher through this creative team outside of his being far more skilled than the rest. I like the way the trio are operating here and getting things done together since it's not seamless at all, which makes for some amusing frustration on Bond's part. Hopefully things get better the next time around or in the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Jan 14, 2020

    This was an unfortunate step in the wrong direction. The story not only hasn’t picked up but has dropped a little. The focus being off 007 in the last issue may have hidden the lack of excitement, but when he shows up for this issue there is still little to be seen. The characters aren’t displaying anything special leading to a lack of bond to this James. The art stays nice, but without room in the story to show anything exciting, its all for naught. Read Full Review

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