JAMES BOND 007 : HAMMERHEAD #1-4 (Andy Diggle/Casalanguida)

Le successeur du scénariste Warren Ellis sur la franchise James Bond 007 chez Dynamite Entertainement est Andy Diggle (Thief of Thieves, Uncanny, Control).

L’auteur débutera sa prestation sur la mini-série James Bond 007 : Hammerhead dès octobre prochain, soit un mois après la parution du 12ème et dernier numéro du titre précédent.

Avec l’aide du dessinateur transalpin Luca Casalanguida, Diggle veut confronter le plus célèbre espion de sa Majesté à ses origines en tant que protecteur d’un ancien Empire colonialiste sur le déclin.

Le premier numéro paraitra avec trois couvertures différentes ; la régulière par Francesco Francavilla (ci-dessus) et deux alternatives par Robert Hack et Ron Salas :

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[quote]Part of the appeal for me is that the modern world presents a far more varied and complex espionage terrain than the “East versus West” days of the Cold War. Communism lost; capitalism won. In our networked, globalized world, all nations trade with each other and spy on each other at the same time. It’s not always obvious who the real enemy is. That’s inherently more interesting to me than “goodies versus baddies.”

It’s also vitally important that Bond go up against a villain who is every bit as smart and ruthless as he is. Bond stories are defined by their villains. In the case of “Hammerhead,” the villain is an enemy of capitalism itself — and maybe he has a point. Is Bond fighting to make the world a better place, or merely to maintain the status quo?[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE ANDY DIGGLE[/size]

[quote]“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

“Man, Andy Diggle pulled out all the stops on his JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD mini.”Mark Waid

“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[/quote]

[quote]JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #1

Written by: Andy Diggle.

Art by: Luca Casalanguida.

Covers by: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, Ron Salas.

Description: Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain’s newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there’s one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Oct. 12. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #2

Written by: Andy Diggle.

Art by: Luca Casalanguida.

Cover by: Francesco Francavilla.

Description: Assigned to hunt down and eliminate a terrorist threatening Britain’s nuclear deterrent, 007 shadows the nation’s leading defense contractor at the Dubai Arms Fair. As a lethal trap is sprung around him, Bond finds an unexpected ally in glamorous arms company executive Victoria Hunt.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Nov. 9. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

Graphiquement, ça me parle déjà davantage.

Jim

[quote]JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #3

Written by: Andy Diggle.

Art by: Luca Casalanguida.

Cover by: Francesco Francavilla.

Description: After a massacre in Dubai, 007 closes in on the mysterious Kraken. But while investigating a mercenary safehouse in Yemen, Bond discovers the most advanced Q-Branch technology can sometimes prove less an asset than a liability. And a weapon is only as lethal as the man who wields it.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Dec. 14. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

[quote]JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #4

Written by: Andy Diggle.

Art by: Luca Casalanguida.

Cover by: Francesco Francavilla.

Description: Bond finds himself at the mercy of Malfakhar, a Yemeni smuggler and black marketeer. But both men are mere pawns in a far greater game, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. As the Hammerhead weapon is deployed and the true identity of the criminal mastermind Kraken is finally revealed, 007 makes a last desperate bid to prevent nuclear war!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Jan. 18. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com