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#151 sharpshooter

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:35 AM

Not that I'm gonna argue against actual stories about Bond in WWII (still hoping the Young Bond novels get there eventually), but how many origins does Bond need? First there was Casino Royale, then the Young Bonds, now this?

I know what you mean, however I simply see it as showing Bond during different stages of his life. How he transitioned from different institutions (school and then the navy) until he finally arrived at MI6. I'm eager to see what they come up with, because this won't just be the typical run of the mill story. There's a sense of importance about it. 

 

At any rate, this continued support for the line seems to be in contrast with an article on MI6 that said the titles were in freefall and probably wouldn't last much longer.

Yeah, it's full steam ahead. That article didn't paint the full picture because it only had stats from Dynamite's distributor in the US.  It didn't include digital or foreign sales. The situation may not be as bleak as we think. 



#152 Harmsway

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:42 AM

Yeah, it's full steam ahead. That article didn't paint the full picture because it only had stats from Dynamite's distributor in the US. It didn't include digital or foreign sales. The situation may not be as bleak as we think.


Which is good, because (warts and all) this is a pretty exciting run.

#153 clinkeroo

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:52 AM

Can't stand Pierson's Bond.  I hope Origins tosses him under the bus the same way he did Fleming's Moonraker.



#154 OHMSS Spion

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

Just hope ORIGIN respects John Pearson

 

While I enjoyed The Authorized Biography of 007, I find it doubtful that this new comic, Origin, will either acknowledge it or follow its story line. They probably won't go out of their way to contradict it, but I don't think the writers of the comic will be restrained by trying to keep everything in sync with the book. The Young Bond novels have already contradicted a lot of the details from the Authorized Biography of 007, so I doubt that it is the canon story of Bond's life at the moment (if there really is such a thing as canon in terms of Bond).



#155 sharpshooter

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:13 AM

I'm much the same. I think Pearson's book is great. It has an interesting hook and is one of the best continuation novels in existence. But if this comic ignores it I'm not going to care that much.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

Some more details on Origin:

http://www.ianflemin...gin-james-bond/

So it's definitely covering the WWII period, which likely means the Young Bonds will not cover that same time period, and possibly means they'll be coming to an end soon. Nothing in the article about the Broccoli family's involvement, so I still doubt that part of the Bleeding Cool article (and why would they be involved?).

I do like that they included the part of his obituary that covered WWII, showing that they'll draw inspiration from that, rather than say, the Pearson book. All in all I'm looking forward to hearing more details like creative teams and release dates.

#157 Dustin

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

So...coming pretty late to the party I recently decided to give VARGR and EIDOLON a go. Phew, what can I say? It's not bad as such, only I felt something was lacking. Some nifty ideas that I liked, other things not so much. Bond spent definitely too much time on the panels toting his gun, but that's of course an effect of the action genre. I think over the two storyarchs at least three Bentleys must have perished. And maybe it all felt a bit too SPOOKS for my liking by EIDOLON. I can't help thinking this would have been actually better as a novel.

Overall, okay. Just one thing I can't get around: please, pretty please, don't draw sitting men in buttoned suits. You open your jacket when sitting down. Even Keith Richards does. And none of the characters in this comic are anywhere near as cool as Keith Richards. So.

#158 sharpshooter

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:31 AM

I do like that they included the part of his obituary that covered WWII, showing that they'll draw inspiration from that, rather than say, the Pearson book. All in all I'm looking forward to hearing more details like creative teams and release dates.

Yeah, that's cool with me. It's the safe and logical option. At the end of the day, Fleming is the source.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

"Use continuity as a tool,not a guide"

 

                                            Denny O'Neil

 

I will always use Pearson's book as a continuation novel first, but its not carved in stone.

 

"When in doubt go back to Fleming."

 

                                           Cubby Broccoli

 

As a life long 007 fan and comic collector I'm really pleased with Dynamite's efforts although Black Box seems to be starting slow.



#160 sharpshooter

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

As a life long 007 fan and comic collector I'm really pleased with Dynamite's efforts although Black Box seems to be starting slow.

It does have a rather casual feel, but I like the concepts. The henchman creating death masks of his defeated foes, for example, is rather macabre. The whole 'sex dungeon' altercation was amusing. I'm liking this more than Hammerhead. 



#161 Harmsway

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

Black Box is the kind of Bond film I'd love to see again at some point: a light adventure with a throw-every-colorful-setpiece-in-there-we-can-think-of ethos. It's not as sharply-written as the Ellis arcs or Felix Leiter, but it's a lot of fun.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:32 PM

Apparently there will be a Moneypenny one-shot comic.

http://on.io9.com/fxlZri3

Also, I brought it up before, but gonna bring it up again. Clearly these comics aren't going away anytime soon and they are, at the moment, the most regular form of Bond media that we're going to get. So can we get a comics sub forum?

(Let me know if there's another part of the forum I should pose this question as well)

Edited by OHMSS Spion, Yesterday, 10:32 PM.


#163 Dustin

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Posted Today, 03:15 AM

Apparently there will be a Moneypenny one-shot comic.

http://on.io9.com/fxlZri3

Also, I brought it up before, but gonna bring it up again. Clearly these comics aren't going away anytime soon and they are, at the moment, the most regular form of Bond media that we're going to get. So can we get a comics sub forum?

(Let me know if there's another part of the forum I should pose this question as well)


We'll be looking into the sub forum thing, promise.

#164 sharpshooter

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Posted Today, 03:47 AM

Apparently there will be a Moneypenny one-shot comic.http://on.io9.com/fxlZri3

Just like the Felix series, I'm open minded about this. Dynamite are clearly committed to the Bond comics and are thoroughly exploring the world. This can only be a good thing.




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