Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Bondsmen



These guys all know how to save the day even if they have to break a few rules along the way  It would be cool to see them join together to take down a criminal empire or two.  I like the idea of Bond having the best back ups ever, and it would be fun to come up with an interesting reason for each member to owe him a favor, leading to the creation of the team.  This isn't the last we will see of the Bondsmen.

10 comments:

John Platt said...

Awesome.

Ted Hobgood said...

Brilliant name. Fabulous concept. Bonus points for the inclusion of Doc Savage.

I'd buy this series in a heartbeat if it were real.

Michael Healy said...

I find it amusing that the greatest British spy has a team of Americans at his beck and call.

Bob Greenwade said...

I find this one mildly intriguing, but your last sentence caught my interest. I very much look forward to seeing what plans you have for these guys in the future. They're all heroes with basically the same superpower -- they can pull skills out of a hat (among other places) -- so who you have them fighting against ought to be a hoot.

Seeing the mainline Nick Fury here (White Nick Fury, as he's called by fandom) makes me think of how the Ultimate Nick Fury (Black Nick Fury) came to be. The original was drawn around the person who, at the time, was considered the epitome of cool: Dean Martin. When Nick was reimagined for the Ultimate Marvel Universe, the same principle was used, and that's how we got Samuel L. Jackson.

So, it occurred to me: what if the Ultimate Universe Nick Fury were to team up with either the Tangent Universe Superman or the Stan Lee ("Staniverse") version of Batman? Both of those are long-standing DC characters reimagined as African-Americans, and both would be interesting to see interacting with that version of Nick.

Of course there aren't a lot of images around of those versions of Supes and Bats, but if you can find one that appeals to you it hopefully shouldn't be too hard getting an appropriate one for Nick.

Anonymous said...

I assumed that was Snake Pliskin, based on the clear Kurt Russellyness...

Roger Payton said...

Okay, let me say, first, I like this...it's cool. My problem is I'm having a hard time placing all these guys in a contemporary setting. I can put Batman, Jones, and Savage all together in , say, 1940, but Nick was in WW2, after Dec. '41 and would have had to be 18 to enlist.His eye injury came 'way later. Bond came along in the late 50s in Casino Royale. See the problem ? I can save it. Bond is sitting at the controls of the Tardis ! So, he plucks his teams from different times ! Howzat ?

Bob Greenwade said...

Don't worry, Roger. Batman and Indy continued their adventures well into the 50s; I don't know about Doc Savage, but he easily could have. Fury's eye injury happened during the war, and he slowly lost his sight there over the course of a few years. So this adventure could easily happen in the 50s or even the early to mid 60s.

Anonymous said...

The nice thing about fiction is that you don't have to hold to continuity for a great story. I think a good writer could invoke "artistic license" for a story like this.

Now of course I'm thinking of a group of time travelers for Ross to group together --Dr. Who, Bill and Ted, Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Doug Phillips and Tony Newman, Sam Beckett, and Hiro Nakamura -- called the Time Shifters. :)

Gregg

Paul said...

Ross,
You missed your chance with the last line. Should have been "The Bondsmen will return" mimicking the last thing one sees on the credit roll of nearly every Bond film.

AirDave said...

Yes! Epic!
They may be "shaken", but never "shtirred"! Ha!

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