Graphic Novel Review: James Bond: Felix Leiter by James Robinson

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James Bond: Felix Leiter by James Robinson (art by Aaron Campbell) is a spinoff the Bond comics taking his good friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter as the protagonist. This graphic novel collects six issues.

  • 152 pages
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1524104701

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My rat­ing for James Bond: Felix Leiter  — 4
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Thoughts:
I was excited from the first time I head the plans to make a standalone Felix Leiter story. With all the trepidations and pre-judgements that came with the announcement, only one thought, and one thought only, was on my mind – about damn time!

James Bond: Felix Leiter by James Robinson (art by Aaron Campbell) is an excellent, fast-paced opening installment to the series. With a wink and a nod towards Felix’s relationship with 007, the writer and artist created a solid launching pad for this comic.

The story was exciting and fast-paced, which is a feat by itself since the book had to establish the character of Leiter as well as his surrounding universe.  This is why I’m glad I read the graphic novel, the first issue is a bit slow but things start to pick up quickly in the second.
But who am I kidding, I would have read the whole series regardless.

I especially enjoyed the fact that it seems as if the creators of this graphic novel are either Bond fans and/or did their research really well. They threw in a few bones for us fans, as well as built on previous Bond comics and universe while introducing new and exciting characters.
Bonus points for using Tiger Tanaka.

Synopsis:
CIA agent Felix Leiter is in Japan, being called in by his friend Tiger Tanaka, head of the service. Felix’s job is to track down a Russian spy he has known in the past. The spy, being of course a beautiful woman, is dangerous and mysterious as Felix knows all too well.

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Dis­claimer: I got this book for free
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