Synopsis: Himeros is the Greek God of sexual desire and one of the Erotes, the winged gods of love. When Aphrodite was born from the sea-foams she was greeted by the twin loves Eros and Himeros.
But when sexual desire goes too far, it takes the legendary super-spy James Bond to bring justice to the most vulnerable among us as he investigates the suspicious death of an accused sex trafficker – one whose ties run deep… and deadly.
This first issue of Himeros sets up the main story. In short, a sex trafficker is murdered in prison and his girlfriend is targeted by the same assassin. MI6 has been informed of this and has sent their best Agent James Bond to protect the young woman from harm. Bond arrives where Sarah Richmond is staying just in time to help her escape being taken out. Now Bond must get Sarah to London before the assassin Kino has the chance to catch up with them.
Antonio Fuso returns to the James Bond comic book series and gets off to a fairly explosive start. His opening few panels show us the murder of the sex trafficker who is an inmate at Belmarsh prison. Fuso captures the oppressive mood of the building really well. And his illustration showing us the murder is just short of being overly gory.
The character drawings are done well and Fuso’s line drawing style has a scratchy sort of quality to it that suits the action-adventure antics of James Bond.
Rodney Barnes makes a strong debut with a story that looks like it could unfold in a similar style to your average Daniel Craig style James Bond story. Having Bond investigates the murder of a sex trafficker and arms dealer works. But the addition of Sarah Richmond who also has combat training, but happens to know where all the skeletons are makes for some intriguing possabilities. Has to be said though. Fuso’s drawing of the assassin Kino kind of resembles a younger Stephen King. Similar hairstyle and jawline.