Running only 30 pages, Solstice packs a lot of punch. 007 is a property that rarely allows itself to get particularly sentimental, save a few memorable exceptions, and although Solstice doesn’t plead the reader to take out tissues to wipe away the tears, there is something of a beating heart.
In a co-announcement this past week by Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications, there will be yet another James Bond comic book series sprouting this coming autumn. My immediate reaction was mixed and it remains so after having mulled over the new project for a few days now.
MI6-hq.com, always ones with special insight and access into the world of 007, recently published an article on the rapidly dwindling sales of the Dynamite Comics James Bond monthly series. This came as something of a surprise to me, although upon further reflection, I now admit that it probably shouldn’t have.
Thank goodness for the efforts of the fine people at Dynamite Entertainment, a comic book publishing house based in the United States. Back in the autumn of 2014, when it was announced that they and Ian Fleming Publications had arrived at a licensing agreement, 007 fans raised eyebrows in interest, but not much more.