With Daniel Craig officially announcing his last hurrah as Ian Fleming's debonair superspy in the 25th Bond flick, opening Nov. 8, 2019, we can now enjoy two years of clandestine rumors on the project's director, co-stars, and title (rumored to be Shatterhand).
Until then, and to satiate our love of the martini-sipping agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service, Dynamite is deploying a new 30-page one-off James Bond comic this fall, titled James Bond: Solstice. Written and penciled by the Eisner-nominated Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes, Savage Things), the one-and-done title finds 007 on an unofficial mission in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower confronting nefarious characters hailing from Mother Russia.
"I have a deep love of the character and his sense of duty within his world of smoky card rooms, tailored suits, refined tastes, and eccentric villains," said the Portland-based Moustafa in a Dynamite press release. "Like most, my affinity for the gentleman spy began with the film franchise, but the original literary version of Bond would eventually become my favorite iteration of the character. I was absolutely thrilled when Dynamite launched their James Bond series depicting Fleming's Bond in a modern context, and the opportunity to tell a story within that setting is quite literally a dream come true for me."
Dynamite scored a dream licensing deal back in 2014 when it acquired the adaptation rights to print the first James Bond comics in two decades.
"We're always so thrilled to work with Ibrahim," said Dynamite CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci. "His talent knows no bounds, and his uncanny ability to master everything he touches made him the clear choice to take on our latest Bond tale. The term 'Solstice' is synonymous with ‘pinnacle,' ‘zenith,' or ‘apex,' which Ibrahim exemplifies in all of his works!"
Peer into the covert world of international espionage in the preview gallery below, and tell us if you'll snag this wintry superspy title when James Bond: Solstice blows in on Nov. 22.