Review: James Bond #6 - Comics for Sinners


Published on April 18th, 2016 | by Kevin Given

Review: James Bond #6

JamesBond06CovAReardon“Brief and unpleasant…” – James Bond.

This one has it all! an Exotic locale, more action than a James Bond fan could hope for and graphic art than I’ve ever seen from a James Bond title. It all happens while it’s snowing. Such violent scenes but with the underpinning of a peaceful background. Like the fates, or Karma, or maybe God is trying to tell 007 to relax. But of course our hero can’t relax until his mission is done. What secrets does the Vargr hold? Read on and find out.

The issue starts with Bond telling Q that he wants a rifle. then our favorite licensed to kill agent is off to Norway. He’s going to infiltrate the enemies lair and bring him out into the open. Once again we get several pages with no dialog as the action ensues in true Bond fashion. I think Cubby Broccoli would be both proud and appalled by what happens in this issue. It’s definitely not for the squeamish.

Warren Ellis gets James Bond so spot on he should write the screenplay for the next movie. And if they run out of books to adapt then they could do a lot worse then this excellent little tale of mystery and mayhem by Dynamite’s leading 007 scribe. It would make a helluva Bond flick.

Jason Masters once again compliments Ellis writing, especially when there’s no dialog. We see Bond in determined fashion go after the bad guys and he removes the obstacles with ease, again without wrinkling his suit. The background is an icy cold blue, completely re-enforcing the setting and reminding the reader that this is not the most comfortable of environments.

Just when I thought the story was going to wrap up with this issue, we get a twist at the end that leads the story in to be continued territory. By far the best issue of this story so far. I can’t wait to see what the creative team has in store for the next issue.


Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters
Cover A: Dom Reardon
Genre: Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In
Publication Date: April 2016
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
Price: $3.99

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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