James Bond: Moneypenny #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Jacob Edgar Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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By writer JODY HOUSER (Mother Panic, Faith) and new artist JACOB EDGAR, a never-before-told mission starring MONEYPENNY, friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a 'routine' protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot...?

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Aug 31, 2017

    With the exception of Skyfall, Moneypenny has often been used as little more than set-dressing in the Bond movies. In her first solo comic, writer Jody Houser proves she's just as good an agent as Bond. The issue is a solid little spy thriller that's as good as any of Dynamite's Bond titles. Hopefully we'll get more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 31, 2017

    It's an excellent story and if it doesn't earn a spin-off, there is no justice in the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 4, 2017

    I think Houser may have been able to provide a fuller Moneypenny story had she had more than just the one issue to impress us with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 31, 2017

    Despite the story jumping back-and-forth, the comic is a quick read and Egar has fun putting Moneypenny in danger and showcasing her considerable skill in getting out of it. Other than it's $5 price-tag, my only real complaint is that it's only a one-shot. I wouldn't mind more of Miss Moneypenny in the future. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Aug 31, 2017

    Giving a much loved supporting character the depth and respect that she deserves, Moneypenny is brought into the 21st century in style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 30, 2017

    This book in many ways is a contradiction; for fans of the James Bond books, this will be a welcome addition, fleshing out one of the key components to the Bond mythos. For new readers, there is really nothing in here that would make you want transition over to the main series. This is a shame as there is an element of quality on show throughout the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Aug 30, 2017

    The art was clean, and I am sure the readers will be thrilled with the variety of classic James Bond poses and stills. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Aug 30, 2017

    Overall, some good ideas but lacking clarity in some of the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 30, 2017

    If this one-shot is to test the waters, then I hope that they'll do another test with a different writer. Keep the artist, but try someone else. When a story states that the assignment will be dull at times and that ends up being the best description for the comic, then you have a problem with your comic. If you want to hear, me rant about this more check out the Comic Bastards Podcast this week. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Aug 29, 2017

    Unless you are a James Bond fanatic and feel the need to pick up everything Bond, I cannot recommend this book. I was hoping for a gripping and action-packed Moneypenny story and instead, I got a Moneypenny short with a lot of filler. It is a one shot that completely misses the bulls eye. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SloboSOY Aug 31, 2017

    Not bad, but not very good. That's true for the art & the story. A little easy. And we didn't see what that bring to moneypenny. I find the end very easy but it's true this is a one shot. If it was a test to see if she can support a ongoing, I will advise Dynamite to not do one. Moneypenny isn't that interesting sadly without Bond.

  • 7.0
    mseccatore Sep 1, 2017

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