Dynamite Entertainment have announced that writer James Robinson steps into the world of James Bond in an all-new miniseries, authorized by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, centering around James Bond’s CIA ally and friend Felix Leiter. Robinson will be teaming with artist Aaron Campbell for Felix Leiter’s first-ever comic book series!
In the new series, Felix Leiter – now operating as an independent investigator – finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes taking shape in Tokyo… and beyond!
“Felix Leiter is a fantastically interesting character,” says writer James Robinson. “He combines the best elements of the James Bond universe with the dark alleys and darker deeds of crime fiction. A private detective, done with a life of spying, who is constantly dragged back into that world, like it or not. I’m excited for readers to see the tale of intrigue and big action that I’ve dreamed up for Felix.”
Felix Leiter first appeared alongside James Bond in Ian Fleming’s very first novel, Casino Royale, published in 1953. He would later make appearances in Live and Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and The Man with the Golden Gun, making him one of Bond’s most frequent allies throughout the books. Originally a CIA operative, Leiter has begun to work for Pinkertons as a private detective when Bond encounters him in Diamonds Are Forever, although he is hired by the Agency for specific missions in the later books. In Live and Let Die, Felix is the victim of a shark attack in which he loses part of his right arm and left leg, sporting prosthetic limbs during his subsequent appearances. In this new miniseries, we meet Leiter post-injuries, and working independently from the CIA at his own detective agency.
James Bond: Felix Leiter #1 is slated for release in January 2017.