With a new Kingsman movie imminent, it makes sense for Image Comics to release a new Kingsman mini-series.
Kingsman: The Red Diamond gets off to a promising start even without series creator Mark Millar.
Eggsy successfully managed to rescue Prince Phillip, but his actions still result in a suspension. With little excitement back home, Eggsy quickly gets put into one humiliating situation after another.
Meanwhile, a new threat is surfacing from another fun Bond style villain with a fresh gimmick.
Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) was a good choice to write this mini series. He’s got a good handle on snark and over the top characters.
There’s a visual bait and switch here. Frank Quietley’s cover features Taron Egerton’s Eggsy, but Simon Fraser’s interior art features a generic Eggsy.
Fraser’s art is otherwise solid with dynamic panels and expressive characters. It’s not overly detailed, but it gets the job done.
For Kingsman fans ready for another adventure before The Golden Circle kicks off, Red Diamond is a fun appetizer.