This is cool! Moonstone, the comic book company specializing in licensed characters from a bygone era, has added Derek Flint to a roster that already includes Honey West and The Saint, among many others. That Man Flint #0, a 16-page color comic book by Gary Phillips and Kevin Jones, will introduce a new generation of comics readers to the superspy and Jack-of-all-trades originated by James Coburn in the movies Our Man Flint and In Like Flint. ICv2 reports that the cover price on this special preview issue is just $1.99, with a retailer incentive for ordering four copies. Make sure you ask your local comic shop to order you a copy. (Hey, while you're at it you should also ask them to order you a copy of my comic, Night and Fog, which finally came out in trade paperback in January. I just realized that I'm pimping someone else's book on my blog more than my own simply because it's not a spy comic, and that ain't right, so I decided to insert this awkward and unrelated plug. You can also order the Night and Fog trade paperback on Amazon. Ahem. Back to the business at hand.) Here's Moonstone's description of That Man Flint:
Mods, mini-skirts and Vietnam. Paisley shirts and satellites. Afros and lasers. The Cold War is hot and the Red Chinese aren’t the only ones doing the brainwashing. Love is in the air, but everyone isn’t groovy.
Derek Flint, inventor, ballet instructor, editor and contributor of <sic> the revised Kama Sutra, transcendentalist and translator of an ancient Mayan cookbook, seeker of the third eye and freelance spy, is the one M.A.C.E. (Mandated Actions for Covert Enforcement) calls on to tackle their most perilous assignments.
From crazed Nazi scientists hatching dastardly plans, sultry Russian spies with killer bodies and kung fu grips, super strength cyborg assassins, to fiendish henchmen and quixotic masterminds, these are examples of adversaries mystery writer Gary Phillips (Operator 5 and Decimator Smith) will throw at the cool, collected Mr. Flint. With his gadgets and skills, aided by his quartet of brainy glamour gals, That Man Flint is a retro revisionist series capturing the fun, feel and excitement of halcyon espionage fare such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bond in Goldfinger, and Steranko’s Nick Fury for today’s audience.