Staff Picks (December): Jimmy’s Bastards Volume 1 TP

The 60’s were an age of innocence…and innocence destroyed. It was also a time of icons: The Beatles, the Yankees, the Kennedys and Camelot, and in pop culture it was Bond, James Bond. Ian Fleming’s agent with a license to kill and thrill lead to a number of wannabe Bonds.

You’ve seen how Garth Ennis has skewered the superhero genre in The Boys and the crime genre in Hitman. In Jimmy’s Bastards he tackles the super spy conventions of the 60s. The trade paperback, collecting the first five issues of the Aftershock series by Ennis and Russ Braun, introduces readers to Jimmy Regent, Britain's number one super-spy with a license to shoot whomever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn't quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. There’s a price to pay for Jimmy's "love 'em and leave 'em 'romantic'” conquests.  As the saying goes, it’s never good when the chickens come home to roost.
You reap what you sow, and boy has Jimmy Regent done a lot of sowing and the crop can be dangerous to his health.  As Jimmy Regent might say "this never happened to the other fellow.” Get the low down on the spy game the Ennis way in Jimmy’s Bastards from AfterShock Comics.

Steven Leaf

Publisher: AfterShock Comics
Item Code: DEC171040
Release Date: 2/7/18
SRP: $14.99

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