James Bond 007 #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The ODD JOB epic begins in a new ongoing James Bond comic series by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and MARC LAMING (Star Wars, Wonder Woman)! 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. And 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.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 6, 2018

    This is everything we could've hoped for - and more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Nov 7, 2018

    If you're a fan of the spy franchise, this first issue is a great jumping-on point, and stays true to all the major beats of any James Bond adventure. Put this one on your pull list and hold on for one hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 10, 2018

    I appreciate Marc Laming's artwork. It almost has an old-school 1960s style, which works well for Bond, even though the story is clearly set in contemporary times. I am uncertain how long this particular story will run, but I hope he is in for the long haul. I'm looking forward to the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nathan Simmons Nov 6, 2018

    A quick, ruthless first issue that sets up some intriguing story possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 7, 2018

    I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes as Greg Pak can certainly spin a yarn and there's the appeal for many writers in getting to craft something for Bond. What I'm looking forward to is seeing if he leans into any of the film formula elements or more from the novels – or eschewing both and blazing his own path. Dynamite has had some great writers and artists working on Bond for the last couple of years and both Pak and Laming along with Farrell have a lot of potential based on this first installment. I'm admittedly hedging my bets a bit because of my wariness over a new ongoing but all the right elements are here and I'm hoping that the team can pull it off by the end of the opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2018

    As a first issue, Pak does a great job of establishing the principles and conflict in this issue without making things overly complicated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 6, 2018

    While the beginning of the issue starts off at a slow burn, Pak and Laming are pushing some unexpected boundaries with James Bond 007 #1 " and whether it's intentional or not, the end result of Bond and Oddjob's bromance is something that doesn't feel like any other 007 adventure we've seen so far. With thrilling action, wonderful artwork, and a mainstay villain being revamped for the 21st century, this is a book you should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Nov 12, 2018

    With a reinvention of a classic Bond villain, Pak, Laming et. al. start strong with this new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 19, 2018

    Writer Greg Pak delivers a solid introductory issue, although he waits a bit too long to get Bond into his own comic. While not completely sold, there's enough here that leaves me curious what's next for 007. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 7, 2018

    Overall, the issue is a pretty average read and enjoyable if you're a James Bond fan, though the mystery the issue sets up isn't likely going to hold the attention of those without some sort of genuine interest in the character from movies. Read Full Review

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