Fans of Bond, James Bond have been let down repeatedly by the latter day post-Ian Fleming Bond novels. That may change, in graphic form as one of the comics world’s most talented writers, Warren Ellis (creator of one of my favorite graphic novels Transmetropolitan), takes on the 007 challenge, as reported in the Guardian:
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Warren Ellis is promising to deliver the “original, brutal, damaged” James Bond of Ian Fleming’s novels in a new comic book series out later this year, the first in more than two decades.
Launching in November with a six-issue story arc called VARGR, the series will see 007 back in London after a “mission of vengeance” in Helsinki, where he takes on the workload of a fallen agent. “But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin,” said publisher Dynamite.