James Bond: Felix Leiter #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

From superstar creative team James Robinson (Starman, Red Sonja) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Uncanny) comes the Bond spin-off highlighting 007's American counterpart! Felix Leiter finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond!

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 11, 2017

    This is a fairly good start. Not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a strong enough start to keep me interested enough to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 11, 2017

    The opening installment of this series reaffirms by hope that Dynamite would attract some solid talent in order to tell more varied tales as miniseries rather than an ongoing. A Felix miniseries with a nod toward Bond along the way launches things in a very good way here and I'm excited at the potential of exploring other characters, and perhaps even previous femme fatales and Bond girls, to tell their stories. Robinson has a solid story setup underway here and it's made even better with the design and roughness of Campbell's artwork that delivers an engaging and intriguing Shinjuku. Combined with the darker color work that complements it perfectly, I'm very excited to see what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Jan 5, 2017

    This series looks to be fast-paced with some big twists and turns ahead and Felix is being giving a proper setting for his headlining act. This is one Dynamite title that any Bond fan should easily be able to love and it's just right to jump into the Bond titles if you haven't already. Put another one down on my pull list, please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 10, 2017

    Stepping out of the shadow of the infamous 00 agent, Felix Leiter receives a solidly constructed debut issue. Dynamite Entertainment has gotten a lot of mileage out of the Bond property since its inception, but I was unsure how exactly they were going to stretch six issues out of a character whose main claim to fame is being attacked by a shark. Thankfully, James Robinson, Salvatore Aiala, and Aaron Campbell take a novel and respectful approach to this story, delivering a worthy outing for Bond's favorite American. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jan 16, 2017

    A really solid first issue that any Bond fan will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jan 7, 2017

    Now, for those who are not familiar with the James Bond films, Felix was tortured by a drug cartel named Franz Sanchez who tied Felix up while a shark nibbled at his extremities. That is why Felix uses prosthetics to live a somewhat normal life. I tip my hat to the writers for including this bit of information about character Felix -it keeps it authentic. Overall, the story is open to many possibilities to explore. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jan 12, 2017

    But the question that does arise at the end of it all is who is this for?. I know a fair number of fairly (okay, you got me, its four) hardcore James Bond fans, and not a one of them fancied the idea of a Felix Leiter-led mini-series. That said, at least the dialogue and narration has momentary glimpses of the smooth, handsomely crafted main series, but as whole, Im really struggling to breathe life into a recommendation for this book. Its entirely possible that I know the foir oddballs of James Bond fandom, and that youll at least find this interesting as and when the fuse reaches the explosives, but for the rest of us, therere better purchases this week. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 11, 2017

    The biggest disappointment of Felix Leiter is that it doesn't stand alone. It needs James Bond to show up and remind you of the universe it's in. There's zero character development, just check boxes and too much backstory. If you're just in love with Dynamite's Bond Universe, then go for it, but if you do not then skip it. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 6, 2017

    I'm always intrigued by stories featuring spies and detectives. Felix Leiter is a classic Bond character, so I expect a lot of fans will be drawn into this adventure. James Robinson brings us a flawed character that is about to embark on something bigger than expected, and may invigorate Leiter into being something better than expected. Read Full Review

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