July 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Bond, James Bond is back in a thrilling new case this October, written by television, film, and comics superstar Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia) with artist Antonio Fuso.
In JAMES BOND: HIMEROS, Bond must enter the dangerous and sensitive world of sex trafficking. The new series, titled after the Greek god of sexual desire related to Eros (aka Cupid) and Aphrodite, dives into when that desires goes too far and is used for evil. It will take the legendary super-spy to bring justice to those most vulnerable among us.
"There’s an elegance to James Bond that’s timeless," said writer Rodney Barnes. "He has a unique skill set and approaches the tasks at hand with wit and humor, yet underneath there’s a strong ethical sense that drives him."
Billionaire British financier Richard Wilhelm finds himself behind bars, after being charged with trafficking minors to his secluded private island in the South Pacific. Now in custody, his political, personal, and criminal connections to others in high society across the world are in danger of being exposed. Elite arms developer Anton Banes is one of these parties, and he won't stop at anything to cover his tracks. Including hiring a mysterious assassin with the codename Kino to take out Wilhelm and any evidence.
Which leads to 007 being brought in to figure things out, and even to protect Wilhelm's right-hand woman Sarah Richmond, with a head full of secrets that everyone on all sides is after. A "Bond girl" like no other, can Sarah be trusted by Bond, and does she have blood on her own hands..?
Award-winning writer and producer Rodney Barnes is known for contributions to celebrated shows like The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, American Gods, and the in development HBO production of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. In comics he has written Marvel's Falcon, Star Wars, and his Eisner-nominated independent title Killadelphia. With Dynamite he's also writing Army of Darkness: 1979, debuting this September. He's joined by returning Bond artist Antonio Fuso, acclaimed for his work on espionage classic G.I. Joe: Cobra. Colorist Adriano Augusto rounds out the squad.
The series is fronted by a pair of slick covers by Francesco Francavilla and the legend Butch Guice. Both perfectly capture the aesthetics of Ian Fleming's timeless character and the historic portrayals across the 12 original novels, 27 films, and more.
JAMES BOND: HIMEROS #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2021. 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.