James Bond The Body #2 Review
Writer: Ales Kot
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Colorist: Valentino Pinto
Letterer: Thomas Napolitano
Cover Artist: Luca Casalanguida
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
A very interesting read makes me want to come back for more just to see where they’re going. This story fits that bill. The first issue was like this a conversation between Bond & his doctor discussing what had happened on his last mission that left him psychically broken.Now we move onto our second conversation where I felt like I was in the next room while James attempted to interrogate this scientist who allegedly sold a bioweapon to a terrorist group. There was a lot of backs and forth each trying to get into the others head. This book felt like attempted cerebral assassination as James tried his best to crush her during this interrogation. A profoundly unique side of what the norm has been as far as James Bond is concerned. Which is what I’ve found so compelling about this series so far. Showing different aspects of this character, quite literally redefining 007.
Ales Kot wrote this book. This was brilliant in the way it was thought through. A well-planned interrogation but still had so much depth they had me second guessing what their next move might be. Still, there was some mystery and suspense to it. There was little to no action in this issue unless you consider all the mental activity. Ales has just made a new fan in me.
Antonio Fuso illustrated this book with a hand in colors from Valentina Pinto. Upon flipping through this issue on an initial review I wasn’t to keen on the art, but it grew on me a little. As I read the book, it took me back to early 1980s independents. Halfway through this issue, it was growing on me and by the end, I still wasn’t thrilled with the art. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the worst I’ve seen. I really didn’t think this was the level of art I’d like to see in a Bond book. A character with such a rich history deserves better. There’s a chance that Antonio was just a fill-in artist, well here’s hoping.
The last issue of this book actually got me excited for more 007 books. This issue got me intrigued seeing where the story goes from here. The last issue left Bond psychically drained and now he’s mentally drained. I’m looking forward to the next issue and I hope you are too after reading this book. If you’re looking for something different in this genre, this book is for you. Make sure you pick up your copy of James Bond: The Body #2 on shelves today!
This issue has me intrigued to see where the story goes from here. I’m looking forward to the next issue and I hope you are too after reading this book.