James Bond #8

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service.  And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist...

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 2, 2016

    This is good espionage comics and even better choreographed action. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2016

    Warren Ellis and Jason Masters are telling the sorts of James Bond stories we'll probably never see on the big screen. They don't have the scope necessary to appease those weaned on modern Bond films, but they do showcase so much of what makes the character so entertaining in print form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 8, 2016

    Artist Jason Masters continues on this series and hopefully will for a long time. With a solid grasp of the characters and settings, the story moves smoothly from panel to panel. However, when the action starts, that's when his artwork truly excels. Every punch and kick seems to land with true force, and every motion links together to create fight scenes which flow seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Aug 3, 2016

    But if you're a long-time fan, Dynamite's James Bond run has easily been the best James Bond movie I've seen in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 3, 2016

    James Bond is moving at about the pace I expected with this arc and it's unearthing some interesting things. I like that the story itself is being given a light touch rather than just exposing big pieces and giving us an info dump but also not making it horribly obscure. The action is the main part at the moment that allows for Masters to really provide for some great sequences that you also have to really pay attention to, especially in some of the transitions from location to location. I'm definitely interested in where it's going and what we'll get exposed to when it comes to SPECTRE, and I'm curious to see how well Cadence will hold up in the long run, but I'm still just a touch wary with the series after the first arc and some of its choices. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Aug 3, 2016

    Warren Ellis and 007 seem like a match made in heaven, but James Bond #8's solid if unremarkable plot sinks under a bland, stripped-down approach that saps the character of the lethal opulence that made James Bond one of the defining symbols of a certain kind of suave, lethal elegance. Without that, we're left with a bog standard action thriller without much of the Bond flavour that can make even 007's less engrossing plots enjoyable. Read Full Review

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