Green Arrow writer and novelist Benjamin Percy is working on an as-yet-unnamed James Bond ongoing series for Dynamite Entertainment planned to debut in 2017. No details on the name, story, or even artist were given by the publisher, but Percy promises "exotic locales, nifty gadgets, colorful villains, dangerous seductions, and wildly orchestrated action set-pieces."
"When I was a kid, my father and I would watch - over and over again - the Bond marathons on TBS. When I was in high school, I took a career test and wrote 'spy' as my dream job. When I was in college, I signed up for an espionage novel course and fell in love with Fleming's books," said Percy. "The first drink I ordered was a vodka martini - shaken, not stirred - though I now stay true to the novels and favor bourbon. And over the past few months, I've followed the Warren Ellis run at Dynamite with admiration and jealousy. Bond is ingrained in me, a character who has centrally influenced my life and sense of story. I love the legendary, exquisitely cool 007 franchise and I couldn't be more excited to thrill readers with exotic locales, nifty gadgets, colorful villains, dangerous seductions, and wildly orchestrated action set-pieces. Cue the theme music."
Percy's project is the latest in a spate of James Bond titles at Dynamite following the company's first James Bond title earlier this year with Warren Ellis and Jason Masters.
"Ben Percy is an immense talent, one of the great thriller writers of this decade, and I can't wait to see him write the future assignments of 007," said Ellis.