In James Bond: Agent of Spectre #3 Bond struggles with the fallout of the previous issue’s shock ending, and all bets are off. Double and triple crosses and being in bed with the enemy – sometimes literally – are the order of the day. Has Bond truly become no different than the members of SPECTRE he’s now working for, or does he have a master plan that can work against impossible odds?
It’s safe to say that this issue has put to rest any doubts that Christos Gage knows how to handle a dive into the waters of Spectre. Last issue Bond fell and in this issue he rolls into it and comes out on top. From a shoot out, a shag, and a loyalty test this issue is dripping with intrigue. The best part of this comic is how it brings a new light to the previous issue. What seems like jumpy writing and a sudden acceleration of events is laid out to be a master stroke move by 007, which will only make sense once you’ve read Agent of Spectre #3. It’s also worth noting too that James is one cunning bastard.
In terms of Spectre’s portrayal, it’s top notch. A fear I had going into this was that the mystery and threat of this organization would be lessened, but I am glad to say I was wrong. How powerful and connected they are is demonstrated by how much they know. It’s not overt and flashy.
A nail in the coffin to my doubts at the start of this venture into the waters of SPECTRE. If you haven’t started reading this, then I suggest you give it a try. You can grab this issue and others here