James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR

James Bond Vol VARGR After a mission of vengeance in Helsinki James Bond returns to London and assumes the workload of a fallen Section agent His new mission takes him to Berlin presumably to break up an agile drug t

  • Title: James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR
  • Author: Warren Ellis Jason Masters
  • ISBN: 9781606909010
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, James Bond returns to London and assumes the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent His new mission takes him to Berlin, presumably to break up an agile drug trafficking operation But Bond has no idea of the forces gathered in secret against him, the full range of an operation that s much scarier and lethal than he could possAfter a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, James Bond returns to London and assumes the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent His new mission takes him to Berlin, presumably to break up an agile drug trafficking operation But Bond has no idea of the forces gathered in secret against him, the full range of an operation that s much scarier and lethal than he could possibly imagine Berlin is about to catch fire and James Bond is trapped inside.Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents VARGR, the debut storyline in the all new James Bond comic book series, as crafted by masterful writer Warren Ellis The Authority, Transmetropolitan and artist Jason Masters Batman Incorporated, Guardians of the Galaxy.

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    1. I didn't care for this very much.I am a huge James Bond fan having read most of the books and seen all of the movies. I had high hopes for this and it did not live up to them.The whole thing felt very silly and the James Bond was goofy - he did not make me think of other James Bonds at all. The gore in the book was gratuitous. Normally I don't mind gore, but generally James Bond doesn't have a lot of sensational gore, so it just didn't feel right. Also, I didn't love the art. For me it was very [...]

    2. Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo dooA new drug originating from Germany floods British junkies’ veins, killing them viciously. bah da bah baah, bah da daah…After avenging a fallen 00 agent in Helsinki, James Bond aka 007 heads to Berlin to teach the Krauts a lesson! bah da DUH bah da DUH ba da dada! BANG! Warren Ellis - one of my favourite comics writers - on James Bond? Oh hells yeah! Was it all that and a shaken martini?. Eh. Vargr is a pretty standard Bond story which is disappointing as I th [...]

    3. Warren Ellis can be phenomenal and I would consider myself a great fan of his prose work. I got a huge kick out of his book "Crooked Little Vein" and thought his novel "Gun Machine" was also pretty good. I also enjoy his weekly newsletter "ORBITAL OPERATIONS" which is full of great information and sometime rantings.I was quite looking forward to Mr. Ellis's interpretation of James Bond. This collection of the first six issues of the comic has been titled "James Bond Volume 1: VARGR" and is notew [...]

    4. Thanks to SUD666 for the recommendation. I like Bond movies and I have been liking crime stories for awhile now, and Ellis seems like a pretty good fit in a way for Bond, with all the splashy action (though Bond is more refined than most Ellis tales). The art is clean and not noirish at all; it's casino- and martini-oriented and not beer, fittingly. Feels less like Sean Connery than Daniel Craig. More contemporary beefcake guys in this one than the sixties Bonds. It's much more contemporarily br [...]

    5. "Επιχείρηση VARGR", τεύχη 1-6 (εκδόσεις Οξύ)Τσίμπησα σήμερα μισοτιμής τα έξι τευχάκια που απαρτίζουν την ενιαία ιστορία ονόματι "Επιχείρηση: VARGR" και τα διάβασα το ένα πίσω από το άλλο, δίχως κανένα διάλειμμα. Προσωπικά είμαι λάτρης του Τζέιμς Μποντ, έχοντας διαβάσει μέχρι στιγμή [...]

    6. I've had Warren Ellis' James Bond series under my Want-To-Read file for awhile. I am glad I took the time to go find this at my comic store. James Bond is back! This first issue shows James on a "simple" mission of revenge. The killer of 008 having been dispatched Bond is now given his caseload- it has something to do with a bad drug that is being smuggled into England.That's the premise it seems for Warren Ellis to do his rendition of Ian Fleming's classic spy-James Bond. The Bond inside this s [...]

    7. Those of you expecting a Warren Ellis twist on James Bond won't find one. Instead Ellis has taken Bond back to his Ian Fleming roots. Bond is a cold-hearted bastard with a gallows sense of humor. There's plenty of action and Bondian henchmen even if there isn't much of a master plan that Bond must stop.Received an advance copy from Dynamite and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    8. If you didn't find the old James Bond violent and bloody enough, this is the book for you. Honestly though this is a very solid Bond story. Looking forward to seeing were this series goes.

    9. As a fan of the various media concerning James Bond 007 I was bound to pick up this new comic concerning this uber-English hero.The story is more EON than Ian Fleming, as with the last two movies it looks visually stunning but lacks content and excitement. Craig did the franchise in my humble opinion no favors and this comic in his first full story is better written but that does not say it is that good.I will undoubtedly read the next adventure next month, but know that I do not have to have hi [...]

    10. I received this from Netgalley and Dynamite in exchange for an honest review. Very basic plot, good artwork.

    11. Looks great, lacks something in content. The story is pretty generic as spy stuff goes, and only a little of Bond's actual character there in terms of the wit and dynamics with those around him. As I said though, it looks great; the artwork is done very well, and some panels are pretty great. I also appreciate that the movies' tendency to not show any blood has definitely not translated between mediums, with this being pretty graphic in places as it should be!

    12. James Bond Vol. 1: VARGR by Warren Ellis is a terrific take on this classic character, the ultimate in the suave British Spy. This tale of intrigue and thrills cast Bond in a contemporary world where society at large seems to be passing him by. A world with the Cold War where he just doesn't seem to fit in. But still, a man like Bond, has his uses.Bond: It was a simple operation, sir.M: Killing a man is simple?Bond: Simple as in a lack of complexity. No trade craft required. All I had to do was [...]

    13. James Bond's cavalier attitude carries this story. He can be professional as well, given the proper motivation, like avenging his colleague, 008. The over-the-top action is ever-present, together with spectacular explosions, witty one-liners, even X-Ray-vision showing bullet trajectory. This is not a boring comic.Bond is given the mission to look into a drug operation. His contact in Berlin is intercepted by other agents who attack him while in the car, so he gets away like any normal person, by [...]

    14. James Bond and Warren Ellis: a match made in heaven. Techno-fetishism, brand snobbery, sardonic humour, a delight in brutality, even the slight weakness when it comes to three-dimensional villains which doesn't matter so much when they're not supposed to be. The pre-credits duel with shovels and off-message Brixton subplot made me worry this would be too close to the dreary recent films and their 'realism' (more correctly 'too many viewings of Batman Begins'); not so. Yes, the UK's modern intell [...]

    15. Bond, as a concept, is simple. But it's also very easy to get it wrong. Warren Ellis' James Bond series is off to a strong start. The art is well done, the story is straightforward (as you would expect a Bond story to be) but it also has that distinctive Ellis-ness to it: good action sequences and witty dialogue. You could argue that 'good action sequences' and 'witty dialogue' can be found in Bond movies, sure, but not with the flavour that Ellis gives them.The fact that the series is more acce [...]

    16. "Vargr" was an entertaining Bond story that simultaneously felt contemporary and throwback. Throwback in that Bond was definitely the Bond from Fleming's books: Cold-blooded, darkly handsome with a gallows sense of humor. It's funny that he looks just like Archer but that's only because Archer made him look just like classic Bond. This book was super contemporary in its subject matter and technology. Cyber-implants, PTSD veterans with a strong sense of revenge, less gadgets and more firepower.My [...]

    17. This is Ellis's comic adaptation of the Bond of the books, not the movies, first off. And second, I'm probably least qualified to say that Warren Ellis nails the Bond beats, having never read any of Fleming's novels, but the action within this volume is intense and occasionally so violent as to be jarring. As usual with Ellis, it's the little character tics that elevate the proceedings, while the story itself seems to just chug along passably. I wasn't disappointed at all, but it wasn't until th [...]

    18. Starts off really well, but unfortunately, doesn't stick the landing. I, too, had high hopes for a Warren Ellis-penned James Bond story and it looks like he'll deliver, with cybernetic bad guys and a weird drug that's flooding the black market in England. Unfortunately, that's about the extent of it. I really wish Ellis could have pushed for something a bit more substantial and perhaps Global Frequency-level in his plotting, but maybe there are limits to what can be done with the property? The a [...]

    19. Ellis is the perfect comics writer for James Bond, as his books are always high on panoramic action and high-tech gadgetry. The first story arc, Vargr, doesn't disappoint on either front. Gripes: the plot feels a little condensed for a Bond tale, like one of Fleming's shorts roided out with a little widescreen panache. Also, like most Ellis comics, Vargr is emotionally sterile.Solidly entertaining, nonetheless.

    20. 'James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR' by Warren Ellis with art by Jason Masters is the start of a new comic book series about James Bond. The story moves quick and the art is quite good.The book starts out kind of like the movies, with a small lead in story. In this one, James is in Helsinki on a mission of vengeance. When he gets back to London, he finds himself on a new case, and in the midst of some new rules. 00 agents aren't allowed to carry guns in England now which doesn't sit well with Bond. He al [...]

    21. Dark and gritty James bond with a great premise about a dangerous drug.The modern take features sci-fi elements such as cybernetic prosthesis and advanced ammo, which is cruel to the core but fits the darker setting in the UK, Germany, and Norway.The art is okay. A minimalist art style which reminds me of colored storyboards for Hollywood movies. The expressions of the characters look dead, though, and I'm not just speaking about the junkies in the book.I liked the story, but Ellis could have do [...]

    22. (3.5)El guión es flojete, la verdad: los mejores momentos están en la acción y porque el dibujo cumple con nota, pero el argumento y los diálogos van con lo justo para entretener. Eso sí, me gusta que Ellis sepa coger el Bond cuñao de Fleming y lo meta en un contexto con otros personajes más actuales (M y Moneypenny, sin ir más lejos) que le aguantan cero tonterías.

    23. Read as individual comics. An easy enough to follow plot that zips along with some great artwork, this is an enjoyable Bond story. It is also pretty violent, this is brutal bullet to the exploding head Bond. The violence is drawn well, you can tell what is going on and whoever did the colouring must have ran out of red with all the blood. I know it is done digitally these days but my point stands, there is a lot of blood. Bond doesn't even get laid! Shocker!

    24. Holy hell. I think I almost died from swooning throughout this. 007 is perfect in every way, and the descriptions of him are perfect, and his smarmy smart ass-ness is perfect.The art was phenomenal and the way panels were set up to showcase the action was honestlyrfect. I loved the bright red, it was used very, very well. The story was interesting, just believable enough so that it fits in Bond's universe. In short, this comic was fucking perfect.

    25. VARGR is not some kind of code for VAGINA. It sort of looked like it to me. VARGR. VAGR. VAG. You get where I'm going with this. I won't spoil what it is, not like it really matters anyway, but I WILL say it's definitely not a vagina.Which is too bad. I think it would be fun to see James Bond, the world's most famous poonhound-turned-spy-sometimes, go on a mission SPECIFICALLY to bang a lady. Because seriously, that's what seems to happen every time, and it doesn't make a lick of sense. I've nev [...]

    26. I thought this was darkly fun and entertaining. Warren Ellis has a take on James Bond different from the movies -- here Bond is more of a cold blooded killer. The violence is pretty graphic, Bond is shooting guys in the face, he himself is getting stabbed, choked, etc. There's some very dry humor as well. I liked it, but one thing about this take, it goes on for several pages without word balloons or captions, just pure visuals. That is a hallmark of Warren Ellis writing on certain series, and i [...]

    27. Classic - Old School Bond in a Modern SettingThis struck me as a fine and entertaining interpretation of Bond that broke no new ground but was faithful to the original books and movies. The original Bond was much more of an efficient assassin and borderline sociopath than we usually care to remember, and this treatment, in which Bond dispatches villains with an odd combination of relish and detachment harkens back to that.The original Bond works also featured fairly bland plots and oddly two-dim [...]

    28. Although I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I've always been picking up the issues monthly from a local (and several non-local) comic book stores with my fiance. Because this is Warren Ellis writing James Bond. Could there be a more perfect match?I hope that VAGR is the start of a long and twisted relationship between Ellis and Bond, and not simply because it seems Ellis had been wanting to write this for some time. Ellis captures the mad world of Bond [...]

    29. Published on Lovey Dovey BooksWhen it comes to comic books I expect a fast read. Though, not so fast that the plot blurs by without having made any impression. I give James Bond: Vargr points for its action-packed sequences, but it loses many for not truly bringing me in and making me want more. After experiencing the thrill of a story like Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga, where every page had my mind racing to take in the world’s multiple layers, I have to say that Vargr was a bland, uncomplicated [...]

    30. Warren Ellis and Jason Masters are a dynamite duo in what is a great start off for this new James Bond comics series. Every one liner and every action panel films like a very well done Bond film. My favorite one liner is a scene where Bond is about to be frozen to death and the antagonist of this story Slaven Kurjak says while trying to kill Bond "Goodbye. It has been brief and unpleasant, but it has at least had a happy ending." The banter between regular Bond characters such as Moneypenny and [...]

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