Before he was the smooth MI6 agent catching bad guys and dazzling all of the pretty ladies, a young Bond had his share of adventure, intrigue, and international espionage. In James Bond: Origin Vol. 2, fans of 007 have another collected edition of the character’s exciting tales to add to their collection.

Read Dynamite Comics’ synopsis of the hardcover book here:

RUSSIAN RUSE: A Norwegian supply ship carrying gold mysteriously sinks. A Russian crew claims the Nazis are responsible. Royal Navy Lieutenant James Bond suspects foul play.

The 148-page tome is written by Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Fantastic Four, Flash Gordon) and illustrated by Ibrahim Moustafa (Mother Panic, The Flash). Artist Dan Panosian adds his talents to the cover, which features the suave James Bond at a poker table surrounded by playing cards, chips, weapons, and three gorgeous gals, naturally.

James Bond: Origin Vol. 2 is set to release on Wednesday, July 1. Contact your favorite local comic shop to reserve your copy of the collection. Follow the link to Dynamite’s website to order the book online directly from the publisher.

The Beat received an exclusive and extended preview of the entire first chapter of the hardcover. Before heading out to snag your copy, read it here for free today.