Last week I reviewed the next James Bond story arc with the new creative team of Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida, and I liked it a lot. Dynamite is doing great work on the OO7 license and there is no slip here from Warren Ellis and Jason Masters run.
This weekend, Dynamite sent over these quotes from a handful of talented comic creators sharing their opinions on the first issue of James Bond: Hammerhead. And some of these guys would be great choices to work on the book themselves like Sean Phllips, Greg Rucka and Declan Shalvey.
"Diggle delivers a classic Bond for the modern age; ruthless yet charming, brutal yet debonair. And Casalanguida draws it all with an economic, yet precise, chiselled line. This first issue gives you everything you want from Bond, mixing the best of the novels and the films into something only comics can do." – Sean Phillips
"Just read a preview of Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida's new Bond comic and I'm sitting here giggling with glee! Pick this up!" – Greg Rucka
"With big bold sequences, a dash of wit and the appropriate amount of swagger, Diggle and Casalanguida craft a contemporary Bond tale that still feels classic." – Declan Shalvey
"A James Bond for our times. Agents Diggle and Casalanguida deliver action, espionage, intrigue and excitement with style, panache and a precision marksmanship that rivals that of 007 himself." – Robbie Morrison
"Sleek and sultry, Hammerhead gives us a Bond rocked back on his heels and motivated to make it right. Diggle and Casalanguida have fine-tuned 007's fuel-air mixture and have a story primed for an explosive resolution." – Marc Bernardin
"After reading Diggle and Casalanguida's new 007 comic Hammerhead, as I have, you will wish they were just filming these straight away. No drop-off from the brilliant Ellis/Masters run. Best licensed book out there." – Phil Hester
"Classic, brutal Bond from page one. It's everything I'd hoped it would be and more." – Chris Samnee
"Hammerhead serves up a 007 as desperate and ruthless as a dying empire. Here we have a Bond of head shots and syringe-strewn stairwells; a Bond we can love but not like. Diggle and Casalanguida have clearly been on a collision course with this venerable franchise since birth." – Alex Paknadel
"Andy Diggle hits the tone perfectly, as does the art by Luca Casalanguida! " – Duncan Fegredo
"Andy's ideal casting on this. Get your orders in." – Rob Williams
Cover art by Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, and Ron Salas. For more on this issue (AUG161495 – AUG161500) as the finale order cutoff approaches, click here.
This article was requested by Dynamite Entertainment.