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#61 sharpshooter

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:32 AM

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:17 PM

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#63 Orion

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 02:05 PM

My issue 10 just arrived. Really enjoyed it, loved Moneypenny's quick dispatch of the Eidolon agent.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 02:28 PM

Oops, double post.

 

Though what did people think of the Hammerhead tease at the back?



#65 Harmsway

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:43 PM

HAMMERHEAD issue no. 1 is out, and it's solid, though I miss the Ellis touch a bit. We'll have to see how it develops.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

Latest issue of Eidolon is Ellis' best. It's action packed, but there are also some good dialogues. For the first time I'm impressed with some of Master's artwork. I'm not sure what to think of the interrogation scene, though. Looking forward to reading final chapters.

Hammerhead looks promising. Love the drawings.

#67 Orion

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:07 PM

Hammerhead 1 is very much stage setting, quite like the addition of Bond being on "baby sitting duty" because his pre-titlesesque mission goes so badly.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:52 PM

Unfortunately I haven't read it yet - just the preview in latest issue of Eidolon. Can't wait.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 01:27 PM

Well it's certainly more energetic in a 90's Bond sense and it does lack the dryness that Ellis has given the characters (M in particular) but impressive I thought.
Loving this new Bond comic book universe.

Edited by jonny69, 16 October 2016 - 01:28 PM.


#70 Orion

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 11:27 AM

Eidolon #5 and Hammerhead #2 have been despatched! Look forward to breaking in to both.

So am I, jonny69,  it's good to see Bond being done in so many formats. Now if only they could get the video games going...



#71 Harmsway

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 03:48 PM

I'm loving both new issues. EIDOLON's progression is thrilling and HAMMERHEAD delivers a nice dose of classic Bond.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:49 PM

Really enjoyed both, both really pulled you in to make their respective next issues a hugely tantalising prospect.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:21 AM

I'm enjoying both. I prefer Eidolon, both in story and art, but Hammerhead is no slouch. It's a fun, breezy read. I think these runs show Bond at his best.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:08 AM

Dying to see how well they do with Felix in the stand alone.  I had always hoped we'd get a Leiter book series from IFP/Glidrose using a descendant of the Black Mask writers that had inspired Fleming like McDonald, Ellroy, Collins, Pronzi, or Parker.  Pipe dream, I know, but it would be cool to see it come full cycle: Fleming uses American pulp influences to revamp the British thriller which in turn inspired American writers to ape Fleming.  A Chandler-esque Leiter would have been amazing.  That said, Dynamite has a Brit, Robinson, writing it.  I remember liking his Sandman spinoff, Witchcraft, back in the day, and hopefully he has the chops.  The art looks amazing so far.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:30 AM

So I preordered the Casino Royale graphic novel on Amazon and I thought it was coming out on November 24. Just checked and the release date is now January 10, 2017. Anyone heard anything about it being delayed?

#76 Orion

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:00 AM

With comics and graphic novels release dates tend to fluxuate wildly,release dates are often just place holders that then change once they get a better ideas when they book is actually going to be ready. It's because each person can only start once the predecessor is finished, so if the writer misses his deadline, that delays the artist, which in turn delays the colorist and so on.



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:31 AM

Dying to see how well they do with Felix in the stand alone.  I had always hoped we'd get a Leiter book series from IFP/Glidrose using a descendant of the Black Mask writers that had inspired Fleming like McDonald, Ellroy, Collins, Pronzi, or Parker.  Pipe dream, I know, but it would be cool to see it come full cycle: Fleming uses American pulp influences to revamp the British thriller which in turn inspired American writers to ape Fleming.  A Chandler-esque Leiter would have been amazing.  That said, Dynamite has a Brit, Robinson, writing it.  I remember liking his Sandman spinoff, Witchcraft, back in the day, and hopefully he has the chops.  The art looks amazing so far.


From what I've read, we may see a weary Felix who is pulled back into the world of espionage even if he's feeling burned out by it. I'm expecting a darker themed private detective style thriller. I'm also curious what role Bond and MI6 play, if any.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:29 AM

Dying to see how well they do with Felix in the stand alone. I had always hoped we'd get a Leiter book series from IFP/Glidrose using a descendant of the Black Mask writers that had inspired Fleming like McDonald, Ellroy, Collins, Pronzi, or Parker. Pipe dream, I know, but it would be cool to see it come full cycle: Fleming uses American pulp influences to revamp the British thriller which in turn inspired American writers to ape Fleming. A Chandler-esque Leiter would have been amazing. That said, Dynamite has a Brit, Robinson, writing it. I remember liking his Sandman spinoff, Witchcraft, back in the day, and hopefully he has the chops. The art looks amazing so far.


It's a bit odd to see this branching out only now, Leiter would have been the obvious candidate for his own adventures even back in the 80s when PI-fiction had a kind of renaissance with many diverse series. Estleman or Max Allan Collins could have been interesting, but for my money Shane Stevens would have been perfect. The added advantage would have been that only very little is known about Leiter, so a writer could have shaped the character much more than Bond.

As for Bond's possible involvement in the Leiter adventures, I suppose that would work best if used only very rarely. Let Leiter first become his own character, so that people want to read about him.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:33 AM

Now, that I could definitely go for.  Sam Spade with a Texan accent and a hook for a hand.


I agree about the 80's, Dustin, and love the callout to my homie, Estleman, but I was shocked after Young Bond and the Moneypenny books in the noughties that they didn't do something similar with Felix.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:44 PM

So I preordered the Casino Royale graphic novel on Amazon and I thought it was coming out on November 24. Just checked and the release date is now January 10, 2017. Anyone heard anything about it being delayed?

The original illustrator has been dropped. Still no official date for a release or about a new illustrator...  :sad:



#81 Trevelyan 006

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 02:54 AM

Now, I've seen these pop up at my local shop but have yet to commit. There's something about the art and titles that seem a little pretentious. For me, a modern Bond comic just seems... Eh. Mind you, I have yet to flip through one. 

 

What are some honest opinions on it?



#82 Harmsway

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:10 PM

Now, I've seen these pop up at my local shop but have yet to commit. There's something about the art and titles that seem a little pretentious. For me, a modern Bond comic just seems... Eh. Mind you, I have yet to flip through one.

What are some honest opinions on it?

They're great.

A promising take on Bond that feels both smartly contemporary and classic.

#83 sharpshooter

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:10 AM

I take these over the vast majority of continuation novels. I'm getting all the first printings instead of the collected hardcovers. I think that's more special with things like this.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:51 AM

HAMMERHEAD continues to deliver. The latest episode puts a very clever spin on the gadget-laden car.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:28 AM

Yeah, I liked that. Cool moment with Bond sitting in the chair, talking to one of the goons ala Connery and Craig too. It's perhaps a less polished experience in Hammerhead, but the classic Bond film tropes really make for a fun read.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 02:28 AM

HAMMERHEAD continues to deliver. The latest episode puts a very clever spin on the gadget-laden car.


I'd say what you're referring to is related to issue 1 central panel when Bond is talking to Moneypenny.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:24 AM

I believe he's referring to issue three. A gadget car is a main focus.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 02:12 PM

In trying to be spoiler free my comment might be a little too cryptic. What happens in regards to the car is probably connected to the panel from #1 that I referred to. I'd say it's some foreshadowing.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:00 AM

In trying to be spoiler free my comment might be a little too cryptic. What happens in regards to the car is probably connected to the panel from #1 that I referred to. I'd say it's some foreshadowing.


Ah yes, I see what you mean now. I think that's most definitely the answer.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:23 AM

Fair enough gents, you've peaked my interest. Against my original and perhaps harsh passing opinion, I bought the VARGR series online. May as well start at the beginning, after all. If all goes right, it should be in my mailbox by the end of the week...

 

Truth be told, the series sounds promising and I'm now looking forward to getting my hands on it.  


Edited by Trevelyan 006, 20 December 2016 - 05:23 AM.





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