James Bond: Service Special #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Antonio Fuso Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In contemporary politics, where Britain's world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the "special relationship," and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place...especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It'll test Bond's deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster... A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Darth Vader) and drawn by Antonio Fuso (Torchwood, Drive) with their thrilling take on the icon of espionage. Featuring a cover by Jamie McKelvie (T more

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton May 26, 2017

    Kieron Gillen, Antonio Fuso, and Chris O'Halloran explore real world problems, like the rise of white nationalism and the United States' uncouth behavior towards its European allies, inJames Bond Service Special, but there's time for fun too. From Jamie McKelvie's very phallic cover, the comic has a lot of cheeky fun through quips, Bond's interaction with his allies, and his gentlemanly behavior under fire. The fight scenes are brutal, but there's always time for a one-liner after bludgeoning and explosions, which is what makes James Bond great compared to his monosyllabic, semi-amnesiac American counterpart… Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - May 24, 2017

    Brutality is an inextricable part of the Bond character. He has license to kill and he uses it, but he's also a little more fun to be around if he also has a sense of humor. Gillen understands that. James Bond: Service Special is strong precisely because it mixes espionage with humor, action and even a little bit real-world significance. There's no reason you shouldn't read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 23, 2017

    James Bond: Service, to me, is the best possible version of Moore's attempts, providing a Bond for the world we live in now, racist warts and all. Dynamite Entertainment has made great use of the Bond license so far, and Service proves that they have no intention of slowing down quite yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 23, 2017

    A good detective story that feels well-timed with the political climate of today. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk May 25, 2017

    James Bond: Service is available at your local comic shop as well as online markets. “ Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 16, 2017

    The James Bond: Service one-shot, by writer Keiron Gillen and artist Antonio Fuso effectively captures the cold ruthlessness of the world's greatest secret agent, even as the story is more comfortable with having a sense of humor than other titles. However, the limited page count that comes with a one-shot means that the story itself is a fairly predictable and simplistic plot without a tone of twists or surprises. Gillen and Fuso do make up for this by injecting a timely social commentary element to the story, but even this inspiration isn't enough to make the story feel anything more than serviceable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 25, 2017

    Over the last few months I have extolled the quality of the books that Dynamite have been putting out. Now, I am not saying I have changed my mind; one less than excellent book does not a poor range of comics make, unless of course it's Marvel and there is a stream of them. Still, with the previously strong Bond books, I expected more, especially at $7.99 a pop. Read Full Review

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