Writer Ales Kot, best know for his work on Zero and Secret Avengers, has been tapped to do a new James Bond six-issue miniseries for Dynamite Entertainment. The new series, James Bond: The Body, will feature six original story lines that will unite the full series together. As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them.
Writer Ales Kot says, "I'm honored to be working on the original James Bond — a complicated character that reflects my interest in war, violence and power. I took the project on because I was encouraged to explore these interests and take Bond to places and situations he rarely, if ever, experienced in fiction — and see what truly makes him tick."
How this will work with Kot's recent announcement that he will be leaving October 15th to spend 3 or 4 months living in the woods is unknown. Perhaps Dynamite has invested in a carrier pigeon.
Dynamite began publishing James Bond in 2015 with the first series, written by Transmetropolitan writer Warren Ellis and art by Jason Masters. Subsequent James Bond story lines include Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida's Hammerhead and Kill Chain, James Robinson and Aaron Campbell's Felix Leiter, Benjamin Percy and Rapha Lobosco's Black Box, and Kieron Gillen and Antonio Fuso's Service.
James Bond: the Body #1 will be solicited in the November 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in January 2018.