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Sea Dragon

Written By Jim Lawrence Illustrated by Yaroslav Horak Originally published in syndicated newspapers in Europe 1977 Currently published in ‘Death Wing’ by Titan Books 2007 More James Bond comic strip mayhem. Titan Books over than last few years have been producing a series of Graphic Novels featuring the classic James Bond newspaper strips. Each of […]

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The Quasimodo Gambit – Part 3

Don McGregor and Gary Caldwell Dark Horse Comics 1995 Cover painting by Christopher Moeller Here we are, about to launch into the final book in The Quasimodo Gambit saga. So far, Bond has been in numerous fist fights and guns battles. He has been knocked out once. Has had to escape from a burning cane […]

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The Quasimodo Gambit – Part 2

Don McGregor and Gary Caldwell Dark Horse Comics 1995 Cover painting by Christopher Moeller When we left The Quasimodo Gambit James Bond and fellow agent, Nebula Valentine had just had their asses kicked in Jamaica by a religious zealot, Reverend Elias Hazelwood, Ernest ‘Light Touch’ Force and Maximillian ‘Quasimodo’ Steel. At the end of the […]

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The Quasimodo Gambit – Part 1

Don McGregor and Gary Caldwell Dark Horse Comics 1995 Cover painting by Christopher Moeller In some ways it is very difficult to review a comic book or a graphic novel as most of the story is told in pictures, and a good illustrator can pack quite a bit of information into just a few pages. […]

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Avakoum Zahov Versus 07

Author: Andrei Gulyaski Publisher: Scripts Publishing Published: 1967 I generally lounge around in a dinner suit, seated in a candy coloured bean bag, nursing a vodka martini while watching spy films from the sixties. But today, with your indulgence, I am going to slip into a burgundy crushed velvet smoking jacket, light my pipe, pour […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun: Reader’s Digest

Another curio. Again, for something different, I thought I’d post a few pictures from the 1966 Reader’s Digest version of The Man With The Golden Gun. The Illustrations are by Roger Coleman. Look closely at the images. Does Bond’s face look familiar? Sure, it’s Sean Connery. Of course, when The Man With The Golden Gun […]

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Book Covers: Part 7

Here’s another batch of covers, again with some of the usual suspects represented.

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Book Covers: Part 6

Here’s another selection of covers. In this lot is The Dolly Dolly Spy which at one stage was going to be made into a film starring David Hemmings. The Freedom Trap was made into The Macintosh Man, and there’s also a Dr. Jason Love adventure. Recently I reviewed Where The Spies Are, a film based […]

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Book Covers: Part 5

Today’s series of covers are from children’s books. Bond fans will be no stranger to James Bond Jnr, but the bloke on the scooter is in fact Oddjob from the film Goldfinger, looking a lot like Bo Diddley or a ganster rapper.

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Book Covers: Part 4

Here’s a few Femme Fatales. Marita is one of my favourite spy biographies. It has a little bit of everthing in it. From the back cover:The daughter of a German cruise liner captain and an American actress, Marita Lorenz was a plucky but naive nineteen-year-old when she met Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959. Swept […]

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