Ennis and Braun Return With “Jimmy’s Little Bastards”

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via Multiversity Comics:

AfterShock Comics have announced “Jimmy’s Little Bastards,” a sequel to Garth Ennis and Russ Braun’s 2017-18 James Bond parody “Jimmy’s Bastards.” The follow-up, which will be published as an oversized, three-part prestige miniseries, will see British superspy Jimmy Regent on extended leave, and settling down into middle aged life, while his illegitimate daughter Nancy takes on the role of battling his old foes. “But a mysterious message starts Jimmy looking into his family’s murky past… where he finds a clue to a strange and deadly new danger.” The comic will be colored by John Kalisz, and lettered by Rob Steen.

Ennis comments, “I wanted to give the new ‘Jimmy’s Bastards’ a while to percolate, so that it would be darker, funnier, more action-packed and really just a lot nastier than the first series. And it is.” He tells readers to expect “many surprises in the new story, including whale-smuggling, a highly triggering TV show, some very naughty children and dubious goings-on at the highest levels of government. One scene in particular involves a submarine and some hardcore pornography – if anyone does see that one coming, I suggest they get out of the way as quickly as possible.”

“Jimmy’s Little Bastards” #1 will be released with a main cover by Andy Clarke on August 17, and retail at 48 pages for $7.99. You can check out an unlettered preview, and a full Q&A with Ennis, plus an incentive cover by John McCrea, below. All nine issues of the original “Jimmy’s Bastards” series are available to read in the meantime in trade paperback and hardback.

 

GARTH ENNIS ON WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT:

“Jimmy Regent is the U.K.’s number one superspy- or was. But after a nasty incident in which his many, many illegitimate children came to get him back for deserting them, and inflicted a world-class case of PTSD on the super-suave secret agent, Jimmy has entered semi-retirement. Now his daughter Nancy has taken over the battle against Britain’s most dangerous enemies- not that anyone asked her, of course.”

GARTH ENNIS ON WHERE HE LAST LEFT THE CHARACTERS:

“The new story sees Jimmy’s great, great, great (etc.) Uncle Roger entering the fray- Roger is the black sheep of a family of black sheep, far worse than Jimmy ever was. But now some peculiar skullduggery in 19th century Africa has rebounded on the Regents, and an old enemy is using their own power against them. Jimmy’s Bastards were bad enough- Jimmy’s Little Bastards are a nightmare beyond description.”

GARTH ENNIS ON IF THERE WILL BE ANYTHING SURPRISING WITH THIS NEW ARC:

“There are many surprises in the new story, including whale-smuggling, a highly triggering TV show, some very naughty children and dubious goings-on at the highest levels of government. One scene in particular involves a submarine and some hardcore pornography- if anyone does see that one coming, I suggest they get out of the way as quickly as possible.”

GARTH ENNIS ON SOME OF HIS INSPIRATIONS BEHIND CREATING THE NEW STORY:

“I wanted to give the new Jimmy’s Bastards a while to percolate, so that it would be darker, funnier, more action-packed and really just a lot nastier than the first series. And it is.”



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