James Bond #7

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

After World War Two, army intelligence groups created ghost cells called "stay-behinds" across Europe in the event of a Warsaw Pact surge. "EIDOLON" is the story of a SPECTRE stay-behind structure - ghost cells of SPECTRE loyalists acting as sleepers until the time is right for a SPECTRE reformation and resurgence. The time is now.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jun 17, 2016

    While Ellis is known, perhaps unfairly so as a writer who pipes his characters full of snarky quips, his James Bond is perhaps one of the least "funny" characters he's written. That isn't to say Bond doesn't snark, but he's decidedly not a sympathetic character like even Moon Knight, he's an upper class snob and Ellis doesn't hesitate to remind you of that fact. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Mike Annerino Jun 21, 2016

    For a book that I love so much, Im going to be very brief with this review. My reason for that is that this is a book full of surprises. I was constantly surprised by not only the clever writing, but also by the books ability to truly create a new Bond, while still keeping that classic Bond feeling. Its the best of both worlds, channeling something old to do something new. Whats great about this particular issue is that you dont have to read issues #1-6 to know whats going on, this starts a new story of its own. Its a story that I loved reading, cant wait to read again and cant wait to dive deeper into with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 21, 2016

    While the format and unexplained connections to the first arc may prove too much for some readers to fully engage with, there is no denying that James Bond #7 delivers, proving that the perfect Bond experience doesn't always have to be on the silver screen or in the yellowing pages of a vintage novel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 21, 2016

    James Bond continues to be the de facto action scene-stealing comic. The action is riveting, Bond feels fresh, and the story as a whole is one you'll want to explore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 22, 2016

    James Bond #7 is a great start for the new story arc, with the creative team doing a stellar job of getting the narrative off the ground. The smart plot and mysterious background also leaves a lot of unanswered questions heading into the next issue, with both Ellis and Masters having me excited to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 22, 2016

    While coming away underwhelmed with the first arc of the series as a whole, at least read monthly, the second arc with EIDOLON is getting off to a good start. While we don't get the SPECTRE nod within the issue, the teaser for it tells us that this is what's involved and I'm curious to see how that's all presented. Ellis has his Bond coming across well here and I like the nods to various past incarnations, such as Felix and the alligator, while Masters is definitely getting more and more comfortable with the property. There's a good confidence to what he's doing here with the layouts and the action that brings it to life while also hitting some great facial expressions when we see the characters interact, especially with Felix and Bond. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Jan 9, 2017

    Was this my favorite issue of a Bond book? No. There were elements that felt to business as usual. Conversely, sometimes you just want a familiar kind of storytelling in certain things. Bond is familiar to many, and many will probably disagree with assessment of this issue. By no means do I think this issue was bad. Ellis is an accomplished writer, and I believe he has done a great job with this series overall. I just think this issue was missing an element of surprise and excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Jul 22, 2016

    A witty and action packed issue to kick off Ellis and company's brand new 007 arc, which expertly reveals the spectre of intrigue to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 22, 2016

    This series remains a bit of enigma for me. The writing is great, from the first page to the last. The art can be ok, but for largess parts doesn't work with the story. I am not a huge Bond fan, but there is enough in the book to keep me entertained. True fans may well feel that this book is fantastic. For me, despite the great writing, there is a lack of cinematography to the art which unfortunately does detract from the overall look and feel of the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jun 22, 2016

    I could keep going about details in this issue that don't work such as the stiff action sequences, the pointlessly dull back-and-forth with the new love interest, and the discussion of LA traffic. It all adds up to a Bond issue that has low stakes and no sense of spectacle. Read Full Review

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