In Review: James Bond: Origin #5

Bond and his squad acquire a German bomber plane, to sink a Nazi cruiser.

Synopsis: Bond and his squad acquire a German bomber plane, to sink a Nazi cruiser. And aside from not knowing how to fly the bomber, or how to drop bombs from it, all should go as planned…

Review: Jeff Parker gives us a delightful new chapter of his take on the adventures of a young James Bond during the second world war.

The Story

Picking up immediately from where the last issue left off. Bond and his team have discovered a German plane. A Stucca, which they plan to use as the means of a daring attack plan on the German Battleship, which gave them so much hassle at the start of this adventure.

The Artwork

Bob Q gets lots of opportunities to shine in this issue and does just that.

His drawings of the Stucca attacking the Battleship have a real sense of momentum and movement. I especially enjoyed the drawings depicting the tense exchanges between Bond and his pilot as they try to figure the German plane out.

Also great was the commotion depicted onboard the Battleship as they begin to realize that they have vastly underestimated the British.


This is a very fast-paced issue, which finished off Bonds mission at sea and leads into the start of Bonds first real spy mission, which will start fully in the next issue.

I really liked the exchanges between Bond and his team as they all eventually come to the conclusion that Bonds plan is the best option they have. Even though some of his team think he is totally nuts.

I also enjoyed the back and forth dialogue between Bond and his pilot as they approach the Battleship and figure out on the fly how best they can take it down.

Overall. A great issue, which transitions fairly smoothly into bonds next mission, which will see him going to Belgium.

James Bond: Origin #5
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