Kill Chain Announced
18th April 2017
Dynamite Comics have announced their next original James Bond comic book adventure 'Kill Chain'
By MI6 Staff
Andy Diggle - the British writer who redefined Green Arrow at DC Comics, thrilled readers with an impressive Daredevil run at Marvel and scripted the critically acclaimed James Bond: Hammerhead, has reteamed with Hammerhead artist Luca Casalanguida to bring fans the next chapter in the James Bond series, entitled Kill Chain. The latest tale of international intrigue and espionage will launch in July and feature six issues that will run through the end of 2017.
When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA!
Writer Andy Diggle says, "I'm thrilled to be assigning James Bond his next mission. His exploits have been an inspiration from my earliest years, and Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. have proved to be the perfect creative partners."
Regarding the context of the new series, Diggle says, "The decision to update the stoic Bond of Ian Fleming's original novels from the moral certainties of the 1950s to our shifting, complex, present-day world was inspired - and inspiring. We live in treacherous times, and James Bond is the hero we need to navigate them. I have many more stories to tell, and I'm having the time of my life telling them. Working with Luca Casalanguida on James Bond: Hammerhead was one of the most creatively satisfying and enjoyable collaborations of my career, and his art for Kill Chain raises the bar even higher. Greg Smallwood's stunning covers perfectly capture the blend of suave and brutality that has made Bond one of the century's most enduring icons. Ably backed up by Chris Blythe on colors and Simon Bowland on lettering, we have the perfect tight-knit team to continue bringing you the exploits of the world's greatest secret agent."
Artist Luca Casalanguida says, "Andy is fantastic to work with. While partnering on 007, we were able to establish a great working relationship that I believe comes across in the work. Andy is doing an excellent job transporting the world of Bond into comics. I think Bond fans will find a lot of what they like here."
"Andy Diggle is one of the best," Dynamite Entertainment Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt added. "Andy Diggle on Bond is some of the best writing he's ever done, and amongst the best Bond adventures in any medium."
The debut issue of James Bond: Kill Chain features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Greg Smallwood (Archie, Moon Knight), interior artist Luca Casalanguida's, and Juan Doe (Guardians of the Galaxy) respectively.