Dynamite has just announced a new one-shot set in the James Bond universe from writer Declan Shalvey (Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan, Savage Town) and artist PJ Holden (2000 AD, Judge Dredd). James Bond: M is a 40-page one-shot delving into the backstory of Bond’s superior, looking specifically at M’s time in the field and his ascension to the head of MI6. Based on the novels by Ian Fleming, the new story will hit comic shelves in February.
James Bond’s boss, code-named M, scrambles MI6’s secret agents across the globe. Sometimes, he knowingly sends them to their deaths, for the greater good. But a traumatic event from M’s early days in the field returns to haunt him, forcing M to return to Belfast, the scene of a crime…HIS crime.
“I’m delighted to play around in the Bond playpen for this one-shot. Myself and PJ Holden have talked a lot about what we’d like to see in this story, we want to take a British spy and put him in a world that is both foreign and familiar. Belfast is such a unique place and a really great opportunity to do something different with a Bond character yet will still feel very much of that world. PJ is such a fantastic storyteller, I’m excited to see what he does with this story, being from Belfast himself. I love one-shots, and I know that PJ, along with Dearbhla Kelly are going to make this a beautiful package.”
James Bond: M will be solicited in the December 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in February 2018.