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From Old London Town to the Land of the Rising Sun, Bubbles' fourth mission sends him in pursuit of Specimen 424, The Snow King.
From Old London Town to the Land of the Rising Sun, Bubbles' fourth mission sends him in pursuit of Specimen 424, The Snow King.
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Bubbles O'Seven in You Only Swing Twice

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“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!”

On his fourth mission, YOU ONLY SWING TWICE, Bubbles O'Seven must head further afield, to the Land of the Rising Sun and apprehend The Snow King, another former subject of the SpIWIT program also known as Specimen 424.

Previously on Bubbles O'Seven

The attempt by the revived MI7 to create animals capable of "enemy" infiltration and spying on persons of interests on foreign soil who might pose a threat to national security was a disaster. All the animals on the SpIWIT (Species Intelligence Weapon Integrated Taskforce) programme escape, with the exception of one who chose to remain.

Specimen 511 - considered the one success from the experimental procedure - is now in the employ of MI7, tasked with rounding up the rogue animal agents before they themselves do more harm than good.

For new agents who have only just stumbled into the world of Bubbles, below are pages from the first three missions, the artwork by Matt Rooke (#1), Lee Killeen (#2) and Mike Hartigan (#3).

Page from Dr. O, art by Matt Rooke
Page from Dr. O, art by Matt Rooke

 

Page from Baboon Taker, art by Lee Killeen
Page from Baboon Taker, art by Lee Killeen

 

Page from The Ape Who Punched Me, art by Mike Hartigan
Page from The Ape Who Punched Me, art by Mike Hartigan

So far, 511 aka Bubbles O'Seven, has managed to hunt down Dr O and Mr Fluffy and in his most recent mission in Ireland, Gareth the Gorilla. But there is still much to be done to quash the threat to the future of the project. MI7 has tracked the self-appointed Snow King to Japan who while under the influence of SpIWIT's experimentation procedures, envisioned a cold and barren landscape devoid of humans but populated with his own kind basking in a landscape covered with hot springs.

Bubbles must stop him from invoking chaos on the world's weather systems and wrecking havoc on his future holiday plans in the DRC.

He will be meeting up with on-location agent, Toots Malloy for this mission and of course, the ever ambiguous Miss Prime will make an appearance.

The Team

Overseeing the documentation of this mission, Team 511 will comprise the regular crew of Gráinne McEntee (Script); Matt Rooke (Cover Art and Editor); Mike Stock (Letters); Kieran Squires and Charlie Hogg (Poster pinup). New agents Kevin McHugh and Katie Fleming (no relation to Ian) will be taking care of two guest pinups, and on main art duty, we are pleased to welcome to the troupe, Phil Buckenham.

Phil has his own creator-owned title, Rented To The Dead, as well as being a contributor to Vols 2-3 of Metal Made Flesh (Subversive Comics), Markosia's British Anthology Vol 2, Brett Uren's Torsobear Vol 2 and is currently working on Warning and Dead Inside. He's also JUST been enlisted to produce a set of sketch cards for Marvel Comics and Upper Deck. You can see some examples of his beautiful, dynamic style below.

Page from Metal Made Flesh
Page from Metal Made Flesh

 

A Woman Who's Also A Cat
A Woman Who's Also A Cat

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Providing the usual flare on movie-style poster pinup, Kieran Squires (art), (with colours in progress from Charlie Hogg.)

"If it looks like a fish and smells like a fish, it's probably a blowfish so step away." - Bubbles Japanese Proverb
"If it looks like a fish and smells like a fish, it's probably a blowfish so step away." - Bubbles Japanese Proverb

Spoiling you with one of the pinups for this mission provided by Katie Fleming (again, no relation to Ian apparently.)

Between Missions
Between Missions

So prepare yourself for Samurai Pandas, Yakuza, Ninjas, Sumo Wrestlers, beautiful snow monkeys bathing in hot Fuji springs, car chases, maybe a bit of tobogganing (if Bubbles is in the mood) and snow. LOTS of snow.

Just your typical day in the employ of MI7.

We hope you'll join us for the ride.

Yours in agency.

Team 511

Risks and challenges

Really? The only risk is YOU, Fellow Agents!

Our greatest challenge is hitting the target to enable us to pay our artistic team and that's where you come in, by backing and sharing Bubbles with your network, vastly improves our chances of reaching our goal for a successful mission.

100% of the Kickstarter funds are going to pay the artists, letterer and colourist. Should we be in the fortunate position of going over target, additional funds will be used to cover printing, postage and packing and Kickstarter fees.

The script is complete, the creative team is in place, art is underway. All we need is you to help us hit our funding target so we can bring to life the adventures of our Simian Super Spy.

We aim to deliver the mission in time for Christmas so please back the Bubbles and save him from the dangers of perpetual inclement weather!

**Regarding the inclusion of additional mission files, we will be in touch at the end of the Kickstarter to ensure the correct issues are sent to you.**

Team 511.

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