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Dynamite Entertainment announces global James Bond partners

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As the publishing world gears up for this month’s Comic-Con International, Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the first wave publishing partners and territories for the collection of the widely celebrated James Bond comic book series, VARGR!

“Dynamite continues to grow and celebrate great success with other countries and editions around the world,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “We have been very fortunate to work with the right partners to bring our books to comics fans everywhere. With Ian Fleming Publications, we are thrilled to be working with our first three licensees — Delcourt, Panini, and Splitter, covering multiple territories the world over — to likely make James Bond one of our greatest international success stories yet. We cannot wait to have Warren and Jason’s story shared with fans around the world!”

France’s Delcourt will publish 007’s first comic book adventures in over 20 years in all French speaking territories.

“Publishing the new James Bond comics from Dynamite is a dream come true,” says Delcourt’s Thierry Monet. “Warren Ellis has brought back the elements that make this character both classic and exciting. I cannot wait for the French readers to discover this great book, too!”

Italy’s Panini Group has been granted rights to:

  • Italy (including Italian speaking Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • Spain, Andorra
  • Mexico
  • Spanish speaking South and Latin America
  • Russia and Russian speaking countries
  • Turkey
  • Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia

“Panini Comics is the leading publisher of American comics in the world and we are proud to be publishing and representing the new Bond comics in Italy, Spain, and Mexico,” says Panini Publishing Director, Marco Lupoi. “Bond is the archetypal hero for the complex times we live in, and Dynamite’s new comics capture this aspect to perfection.”

Germany’s Splitter will be publishing the world’s most well known Secret Service agent in all German-speaking territories.

“It’s a great honor to publish the official comic of the special agent with the license to kill from star author Warren Ellis and Dynamite in Germany,” says Splitter creative director, Dirk Schulz. “He’s the strongest and most authentic 007 ever. Welcome to the new age!”

Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents VARGR, the debut storyline in the all-new James Bond comic book series, as crafted by masterful writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, The Authority) and artist Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated, Guardians of the Galaxy). The English language edition of James Bond Volume 1: VARGR is currently available in fine comic shops and bookstores.

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