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Interrupting Soliloquy

I enjoy most things, and don't believe that enjoying things means that I shouldn't rip it apart critically. Also don't think reading is the panacea of all ills, so I read a lot of comics and play a lot of video games.

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Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East
Gita Mehta

James Bond: Service

James Bond: Service - Kieron Gillen, Antonio Fuso It's actually really interesting to me how Gillen was able to take a really old-fashioned character and made him feel new - especially within the context of the story he was telling. Bond is a very old staple, but in these pages he's revamped, young (perhaps there could be some criticism in how a lot of Gillen's works tilt this way but I didn't mind here), fresh, and snappy, facing the past rather than walking with it.

In a relatively quick handful of pages, Gillen writes a new type of Bond, arguably a millennial Bond, with less resources and double the pressure, fighting the good fight against nostalgia and overpatriotism (making a good subtle commentary about the intertwining of the two) - and I was okay with that. I would almost be interested to see this Bond go up against his older predecessors, but maybe that'd be a bit weird.