First appeared in VARGR by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters approximately two years back, this incarnation of M is rather different from the source material as well as those portrayed in the film franchise. Unlike the original Sir Miles Messervy, a full Anglo-Saxon, this version of M is British of African descent, much like Moneypenny herself in the comics as well as the rebooted 007 timeline of the movies. Although, this incarnation of M also happens to play a more prominent role in running the field operations and more personally involved in the bureaucracy of worldwide intelligence politics as well as being an active spymaster rather than placing himself behind the seat of his desk back at the MI-6 headquarters. His real name was not revealed up until Hammerhead by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida.
|Evolution of the M character by Dynamite Entertainment|
|An image from the interior art by PJ Holden|
Artist PJ Holden says, "Look I've walked the streets of Belfast checking dead letter drops and wanting to be a super spy since I was 7 years old, I'm pumped and primed for this. Bringing Bond's boss M to Belfast is the job I was born for."
It could safely be said that the title is in safe hands, as Dynamite Entertainment is doing helluva of a job by bringing the James Bond universe to life quite capably than imaginable. The one-shot comic book will be solicited in December later this year among the Diamond Comic Distributors' catalog of the month, with a release date aimed for February 2018.
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