Sunday, April 16, 2017
James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR
author: Warren Ellis
average rating: 3.68
book published: 2016
date added: 2017/04/16
'James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR' by Warren Ellis with art by Jason Masters is the start of a new comic book series about James Bond. The story moves quick and the art is quite good.
The book starts out kind of like the movies, with a small lead in story. In this one, James is in Helsinki on a mission of vengeance. When he gets back to London, he finds himself on a new case, and in the midst of some new rules. 00 agents aren't allowed to carry guns in England now which doesn't sit well with Bond. He also ends up in Berlin on one mission that turns into something completely different.
This is not the James Bond from the novels, and he's a bit rougher than in most of the movies. This is a Bond who speaks little and acts quickly and violently. There are pretty good action sequences which are easy to follow with the clean and clear art. But, when it was said and done, it felt like a standard action piece and not specifically a James Bond story. I look forward to seeing where they go with the series, but for now, I have to wonder if we need more James Bond stories.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Dynamite Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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