January 19, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The world's most famous super spy is back for another thrilling declassified case, as critically acclaimed and bestselling author Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Superman, Aliens, The Last God) celebrates the renowned multimedia superstar character's 70th anniversary in a new comic series!
007: For King and Country kicks off 70 years of 007 with an all-new, nail-biting Bond adventure like no other. Artist Giorgio Spalletta (Red Sonja) joins Johnson for another chapter in a tenure that ComicBook.com has said "perfectly captures Bond's voice." The series starts in April, in line with the 1953 original publication of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.
Accused of murder on British soil, James Bond is marked a traitor by his own government. M has sent the entire legion of 00 agents after 007 to stamp out what seems to be the ultimate betrayal. This leaves Bond on the run, with only 003 - Gwendolyn Gann - as his sole ally. Gann is presumed dead and also labelled a traitor. Together Bond and 003 embark on a clandestine mission that could have globe-shattering ramifications!
Can James and Gwen survive to die another day? Or will their own erstwhile allies catch up to them before they can unravel a massive conspiracy? Fans can find out in this hotly anticipated entry into the 007 mythos from one of the biggest names in comics, as Dynamite, Ian Fleming Publications, and company mark a major milestone!
Alongside the big birthday, Dynamite is also making available to retailers and fans again the wide range of James Bond graphic novels produced to date. The diverse library from creators including Benjamin Percy, Warren Ellis, Andy Diggle, Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, James Robinson, Vita Ayala, and many more will be available to order. Fans can explore acclaimed runs of original tales, uncovered flashbacks to a young Bond, and adaptations of the first two iconic novels, and complete their collections!
Johnson and Spalletta are joined by a squad of top talents in depicting Bond and Gwen on covers for the series. Joseph Michael Linsner makes his Bond franchise debut, bringing his iconic style to the spy. Rebeca Puebla, Chuma Hill, and Lesley "Leirix" Li also feature with stunning takes on this duo of agents in the crosshairs.
007: FOR KING AND COUNTRY #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.