Synopsis: EIDOLON, Part Three: Bond is sent to breach a secret base in the depths of England, alone, without back-up, and fully deniable: a place from Cold War history, with only one way in and one way out, while the forces of security services all over the world are seemingly ranged against MI6, and all Bond has is his gun and a few pieces of a bloody, dark puzzle…
Review: This third issue of the second Bond story to come from Dynamite sees Bond, the people at MI6 and accountant Cadence Birdwhistle having to figure out a puzzle. A puzzle that will lead them to a top secret underground nuclear shelter that is equipped with locomotives and steam technology, which would still work in the event of a nuclear attack.
But who or what are EIDOLON and what in hell are they up too?
Something that puzzles Bond further is the fact that the gang he is after are using SAS weaponry.
Some fantastic moments in this third instalment of Warren Ellis’s second ongoing Bond story. We get another moment in which Q Devision headed Major Boothroyd who once more takes opportunity to comment on Bonds choice of side arm.
Once again Jason Master’s art sells the action to you with visceral bone breaking velocity. But also Master’s attention to detail is great. I particularly liked his drawings of the locomotive trains in the underground base, which bond has to infiltrate toward the close of the comic.
There are a lot of fun moments in this book. One of which sees MI5 and MI6 getting into a bit of a pissing contest. A contest that is made further heated by the fact that the MI5 boss has made it illegal for MI6 operatives to carry side arms when in the UK. A rule that has Bond and his allies pretty miffed.
I look forward to reading issue four of this book as and when it comes out.