James Bond: Kill Chain #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Luca Casalanguida Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond's oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 19, 2017

    James Bond: Kill Chain #1 is an exciting start to this new mini-series, with the creative team behind Hammerhead delivering yet another must have comic. In doing so, not only do they introduce us to a mysterious organisation, but they also give some surprising twists for Bond, with there sure to be some enticing events in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 17, 2017

    A fast paced (maybe even too fast) first issue that sets things up in a clear way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jul 19, 2017

    This issue had all the Bond tropes weve come to expect, but handles them incredibly well. It also manages to subvert some of those expectations, showing that even Agent 007 is human. The art is spot on and delivers on every front. It reads quickly, so Ill be happy to see the next instalment of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 19, 2017

    A new James Bond miniseries shifts gears into a new area working familiar elements. Kill Chain gives us solid Andy Diggle story material with a lot of room to mess around with combined with some great artwork from Luca Casalanguida. Rika's wonderfully sexy as presented but she also has that right kind of feeling for someone that's a candidate for the double-o service as well, and makes it clear through what she accomplishes here that it's fully earned. The use of SMERSH is a big plus for me and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of what their goals are and how they're accomplishing it while we watch a real cyberwar play out in the real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 21, 2017

    For their sheer amount of creativity, Dynamite should be getting more respect on the comic rack. They have cross publisher books that cater for various fans; they have older licences that they breathe new life into. They even have Bettie Page! Whilst all that is true, it is the quality of thework that can sometimes fail to grab attention. With their James Bond books, that is never a concern. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jul 24, 2017

    A well set up mystery with all the hallmarks of a Bond classic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 21, 2017

    Overall, this is a promising start to a new Bond story arc – its got all the classic hallmarks that it needs to have, and does just enough new and differently with the story and its tropes as to spark a tiny flame of interest in this particular Bond fans heart. If youve never been sold on Bond, thisll do literally nothing to get you on board – but for the rest of us, thisll get your pulse momentarily pumping. It remains to be seen exactly where its going – and a Bond story is only ever as good as its payoff, so for now Read Full Review

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