In Review: 007: For King and Country #1

Accused of murder on British soil, James Bond has been branded a traitor by his own government. As M sends the entire 00 division after 007, Bond must go underground with only one ally
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Synopsis: Accused of murder on British soil, James Bond has been branded a traitor by his own government. As M sends the entire 00 division after 007, Bond must go underground with only one ally: Gwendolyn Gann, 003 — another traitor, presumed dead, secretly on a clandestine mission with global implications.

 

The Story

When framed for murder by the Myrmidon Government. Bond aka 007 is seen as a traitor by his own government and has been burned. With the entire 00 division on his tail. Bond is forced to team up with fellow burned agent oo3 aka Gwendolyn Gann who faked her own murder. Having managed to evade the authorities for quite some time. Bond’s relatively low-key life with Gwendolyn is disturbed when a former Myrmidon Agent breaks into their home and seeks their help.

 

The Artwork

Giorgio Spalletta pulls off some solid artwork for this opening issue and hits the grown running with some action beats in which Gwendolyn helps an injured Bond escape the authorities. The visuals depicting the car chase have a real cinematic quality to them. I also liked the sequence where Bond and Gwendolyn return to their home and spot that they have an intruder. The note on the floor by their door is a nice visual touch that provides a nice bit of tension.

 

Overall

Phillip K. Johnson puts together an interesting first issue that sets out what is potentially a fun new story for 007 fans to sink their teeth into. In this story, Myrmidon has pretty much taken over a few other political regimes and pretty much overwhelmed international forces. As the story develops. We learn that the Myrmidon soldiers have been injected with a Nanite Virus that enhances their speed, stamina, and strength and has a few rather nasty side effects.

Overall this is a fun read and I quite like where it could be going in future issues.

9.5
007: For King and Country #1
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    8.8
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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