Kieron Gillen signing at Forbidden Planet

From writer Kieron Gillen and artist Antonio Fuso comes Service, a James Bond standalone oversized comic, in which Bond’s skills are required on home soil to prevent an assassination which could rupture British-US relations irrevocably.

To celebrate the launch of the comic, the London branch of the comics and pop culture megastore Forbidden Planet will be hosting Gillen for a signing event on Wednesday 24th May, from 6.00pm-7.00pm. For full details and to pre-order copies of the comic for signing click here to be taken to the Forbidden Planet event page.

In Service the new US Secretary of State, boisterous isolationist Alexander Thomas, is due for a visit to London which will include an address from within the Imperial War Museum. Amidst the antique weaponry and relics of bygone wars he will speak on the fragility of the Special Relationship, and his perceived obsolescence of the service provided by the UK to the US in the modern era. Despite the affront, the Secret Service musters extra security for the speech amidst mounting tension. Enter, James Bond, whose task will be to track down any suspected threats to the diplomatic visit and neutralise if necessary…and a home-grown menace is dwelling outside of London, planning their coup de grace against the arrogance of America…

Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine. He has also worked on several Marvel titles including Thor, Iron Man, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.

Antonio Fuso is an artist whose works include Torchwood for Titan Comics, Tales from Mega-city One as part of Judge Dredd Magazine and the Sinister Dexter series. Fuso has also worked extensively for Marvel Comics.

Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie, who has worked with Gillen on Phonogram, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine.

To read more about the comic itself and for purchase links, click here.