The Tom Jones Theme Song...
CrossGen Launches Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #1 in January
sign of the changes going on at The House of Alessi: a second
book marketed as a straight-up CrossGen title (no Code 6)
that also touts its utter lack of connection to the rest of
the CrossGen Universe.
matter. What really matters is if the book is any good or
not -- and maybe, just maybe, the time is right for retro
'60's spy title that's not Danger Girl. Though I'll miss the
Phil Noto art, Mike Perkins looks to have the style down..
for the title itself, I believe it's Japanese slang for James
Bond -- Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Your Friend@CrossGen, Bill Rosemann:
on the sold-out launch of EL CAZADOR, writer Tony Bedard (NEGATION,
ROUTE 666) and penciler Mike Perkins (RUSE) will introduce
CrossGen's next stand-alone adventure series in January 2004.
Surrounded by the political, cultural and sexual revolutions
of London in the swinging '60s, three MI6 agents fight for
the safety of the globe - and scheme to claim the UK's #1
espionage job - in the sizzling spy series KISS KISS BANG
monthly title shines the spotlight on the world's top agent,
Sir Charles Basildon of Her Majesty's Secret Service. While
no one within the international espionage community knows
what Basildon actually looks like, the mere mention of his
name is enough to terrify spymasters from Moscow to Beijing.
In truth, Basildon is merely an identity cooked up by MI6
and passed on from one agent to the next. But times are changing,
and that's where the series takes a wicked zigzag.
story opens, not only is the next Basildon-in-training a "Yank"...but
she's also a woman. Can Stephanie Shelley, a thoroughly modern
American, live up to the role of the legendary British super
spy? And can she bear to learn the ropes from the current
Sir Charles - the most lethal, infuriating, and unrepentantly
sexist Basildon ever?
in its humor and action, KISS KISS BANG BANG asks 'what would
a spy like James Bond be like in the real world?'" Bedard
stated. "If you actually met him, some might see Basildon
as a smooth operator. Then again, you might think he's an
amoral adrenaline junkie and a sociopathic sexual predator.
Whichever you decide, he's a loose cannon who frequently holds
the fate of the Free World in his fanny-slapping hands."
going for all-out excitement, exotic locales and expectant
character interaction - while also exploring the sexual politics
of the age," Perkins revealed. "As a life-long espionage
fan, this is the perfect chance to draw everything from groovy
fashion and exotic locales to retro-future gadgets and sexy
agents of the crown. Everything you want to put into a book
like this - and everything that people want to see - will
be there...and then we'll add that extra bit, just to confound
your expectations and put your knickers in a twist."
January 14th, KISS KISS BANG BANG #1 - crafted by the creative
team of writer Tony Bedard, penciler Mike Perkins, inker Andrew
Hennessy, and colorist Laura Villari - will be offered in
the November 2003 edition of Diamond's Previews catalog.
preview art here!