Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New COLONEL SUN hardcover coming in 2018

A new hardcover edition of the first James Bond continuation novel Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis will be released by Pegasus on March 6, 2018. Below is the cover art and descrioption from Amazon.

The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappers―the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.

Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire―the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.

The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander, Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes have never been higher, nor the dangers more complex. Bond’s allies―the beautiful, brown-haired Greek agent, Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War II resistance fighter―are quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun. Alone and unarmed, faces off against these two nefarious villains.

Stripped of all professional aids, James Bond faces the deadly devices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.

You can pre-order Colonel Sun from Amazon (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

Thanks to Tanner at Double O Section for the tip.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dynamite's CASINO ROYALE graphic novel in October

After being delayed, Dynamite's adaption of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale is now due out October 17, 2017. The Amazon listing also shows cover art, but notes that "Final Cover May Vary."

Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Matt Southworth in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.

Pre-order Casino Royale from Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

UPDATE: The above cover art has now been removed from Amazon.

Friday, May 26, 2017

MONEYPENNY joins the Dynamite James Bond lineup

Miss Moneypenny will be leaping into action in the next one-off James Bond 007 graphic novel from Dynamite. Moneypenny is written by Jody Houser (hey, I know her!) with artwork by Jacob Edgar and a cover by Tula Lotay.

"As someone who came to James Bond late (much to the horror of many of my friends), the idea that I'd get to play in that world is amazing," Houser said in a statement from Dynamite. "Writing a character like Moneypenny and exploring what makes her different from the more familiar MI6 operative has been a blast. In this story, we'll get a look at exactly how she operates and some of the events that made her the woman she is."

Monneypenny will be released in August.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dynamite sends 007 into SERVICE

Dynamite has released a 43-page special one-off James Bond adventure titled SERVICE by Kieron Gillen.

In contemporary politics, where Britain's world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the 'special relationship,' and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place... especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It'll test Bond's deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster... 
A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Di... ) and drawn by Antonio Fuso (Torchwood, Drive) with their thrilling take on the icon of espionage. Featuring a cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine)!

SERVICE is available from comic book retailers and on Amazon in print and digital editions. Signed copies are available from Forbidden Planet in the UK.

The "real" JAMES BOND

Yesterday Sir Roger Moore died at age 89. Bond fans have been pouring out their grief and also sharing their memories of the man who made more official James Bond movies than any other actor.

As I posted yesterday, Roger Moore was my James Bond. In fact, the very first image I ever saw of James Bond was this 1974 Signet tie-in edition of Ian Fleming's The Man With The Golden Gun. When I finally saw my first James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever (the ABC television premiere), I remember feeling confused and a little disappointed that the man in the movie was not the sleek, cool guy from this book cover -- the "real" James Bond.


Roger Moore has graced many book covers as the quintessential representation of James Bond. In 1990, a full set of the Ian Fleming novels were released in Turkey, all sporting original Roger Moore artwork. In 1985 a set of four Find Your Fate novels were published with terrific Roger covers. He's also shown up on many of the John Gardner novels.


And of all the tributes and articles about Roger yesterday, this piece by A.O. Scott in the New York Times really resonated with me personally, and very much nailed why I consider Roger Moore my Bond and, yes, maybe even the "best" Bond.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Farewell ROGER MOORE

You will always be my James Bond.

October 14, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Folio Society releases DR. NO

The Folio Society has released an illustrated slip-cased edition of Ian Fleming's classic Dr. No.

Continuing our best-selling James Bond series, this alluring edition of Dr No once again features the talents of Fay Dalton, who has provided seven stunning images and a slipcase image portraying the unforgettable Honeychile Rider.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Miller Text with Folio
256 pages
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
Printed slipcase
9” x 6¼” 

The Dr. No Folio Edition is priced at $59.95 and is available now from the Folio Society website.

Also available are the Folio Society's illustrated editions of Casino Royale and From Russia With Love (pictured below).

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Horowitz says new Bond has a "killer" first line

Anthony Horowitz told the BBC that he opens his new James Bond novel with a "killer" first line.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Horowitz said the opening line was the "only reason" he wanted to write the novel, which is expected to be released in 2018 - but he could not reveal the book's first words. He said one of the first chapters of the book will be based on a story outline written by Ian Fleming for a TV series that was never made.

This man knows how to tease!

You can listen to the full interview at BBC Radio 5. Horowitz's "James Bond book 2" will be released by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2018.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

HAMMERHEAD collected hardcover now shipping

While the official release date is May 23, it appears the collected hardcover edition of Dynamite's HAMMERHEAD miniseries by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida is now shipping from Amazon.

Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain's newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there's one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

Purchase the collected HAMMERHEAD at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

The next collected edition will be Black Box. Release date is November 7, 2017. It's available for pre-order now at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

STEVE COLE's farewell present

Check out this tweet from the now former Young Bond author Steve Cole.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

RED NEMESIS working titles revealed

In an interview at the official Ian Fleming Publications website, author Steve Cole revealed two unused working titles for his just released final Young Bond novel, Red Nemesis:

"For the synopsis it was named On Moscow's Orders as a counterpoint to Charlie Higson's By Royal Command. Then the first draft it was called Dance With Death, which ultimately felt too generic. [...] I made a list of possible titles and Red Nemesis really seemed to sum it up, the idea how importantly dangerous the Soviet Union will figure in Bond's life. It also syllabically matched book three, Strike Lightning, just as Heads You Die matches Shoot To Kill. So that appealed to the nerd in me."


Red Nemesis is available in the UK in paperback and as a limited hardcover. The hardcover edition can also be found on the U.S. Amazon.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

YOUNG BOND 'RED NEMESIS' OUT TODAY IN THE UK

Steve Cole's fourth and final Young Bond novel Red Nemesis is released today in the UK in paperback and as a limited hardcover. (The hardcover can also be found via third party on the U.S. Amazon.) Red Nemesis sees the young James Bond traveling to Moscow following up on a clue discovered in the backpack of his deceased father.


I already have mine in hand and I can't wait to dive in!


Steve's other Young Bond adventures are Shoot To KillHeads You Die, and the superb Strike Lightning.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ULTIMATE BONDCAST decides the BEST Bond film of them all

Recently I had the extreme pleasure of joining fellow Bond fanatics Brad Hansen, Athena Stamos, Ryan Provencher and Bob Mitsch to record the Ultimate BONDCAST in which we individually ranked and then debated which James Bond films we consider the best (and worst). In the end, the average of our rankings revealed the Best James Bond film of them all!

It was a marathon night and now it's a marathon podcast (nicely edited by Brad Hansen). I know this is about the movies and not the books, but I hope you'll have a listen anyway. Enjoy!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Horowitz has started work on his second BOND

Author Anthony Horowitz tweeted the following about his second James Bond novel today:


Horowitz's "James Bond book 2" will be released by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2018. You can read more HERE.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jeffrey Deaver turned down a second BOND


A loyal reader from North Carolina recently attended a book signing for Jeffrey Deaver's new novel, The Burial Hour. Deaver was the author of the 2011 James Bond continuation novel, Carte Blanche, which rebooted 007 into the present day. At the time the author said he was open to writing another Bond, and that he might set it in Australia.

During the signing Deaver was asked if there were any plans for that second Bond novel. Deaver revealed that he had been approached to do one, but decided to turn it down. He said he didn't care for the amount of creative oversight and the monetary split that comes with doing a Bond novel.

Will we ever see a continuation of that modern day James Bond timeline? If so, it appears it won't be Deaver doing it.

Thanks to our friend in NC for this.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dynamite will reveal the ORIGIN of James Bond

Bleeding Cool reports that Dynamite Entertainment revealed huge news about their James Bond comic line at the Diamond comic book retailer summit in Chicago. An upcoming series will explore the "never before told" origin of James Bond 007.

This will be the 100% origin story of the secret agent James Bond, officially approved by the Ian Fleming estate. 
The creative team have not yet been announced, but Bleeding Cool understands that it is intended to be set in the original James Bond timeline, with his adventures in World War II.

Of course, James Bond's origin was explored in the semi-official James Bond The Authorized Biography of 007 by John Pearson as well as the Young Bond novels, but this is still pretty exciting!

Full details on the Dynamite panel at Bleeding Cool.

UPDATE: The official Ian Fleming Publications website has confirmed the World War II timeline and provided a few more details HERE.

Steve Cole reveals RED NEMESIS special specials

Steve Cole has given fans a peek at the endpapers of his new Young Bond, Red Nemesis, and also revealed that there will be 5 special "red adorned" editions mixed into the stock of signed limited hardcovers.


Red Nemesis will be released on May 4 in the UK in hardcover and paperback. Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

30 years ago it was NO DEALS, MR. BOND

This has been a big month for anniversaries, so how about another! It was 30 years ago that John Gardner's sixth Bond novel, No Deals, Mr. Bond, was released by Putnam. Unlike most of the Bonds, this one first appeared in the U.S. I'm not sure of the exact date of publication, but the ad below appeared in the April 19, 1987 Los Angeles Times Book Review, so we'll let today be the anniversary.


My own recollection of No Deals Mr. Bond was finding it in the University Village Waldenbooks during my second semester at USC. I was so involved in school, I didn't even know when this one was coming! Sorry to say it was not one of my favorite Gardner books, then or now, but each Gardner title holds a special place in my memory, and looking at the cover of No Deals still brings me back 30 years.

U.S. edition from Putnam (left). UK edition from Jonathan Cape (right).

No Deals, Mr. Bond is available in a new reprinted edition via Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hammerhead teams returns for KILL CHAIN

Bleeding Cool reports that the creatve team behind Dynamite's acclaimed James Bond: Hammerhand is returning for a new series, Kill Chain. Details below.

James Bond: Hammerhead team of Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida are joining up again to take the British Super-Spy out for a run in the new series Kill Chain. When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally – the CIA! 
Writer Andy Diggle says, 
I’m thrilled to be assigning James Bond his next mission. His exploits have been an inspiration from my earliest years, and Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. have proved to be the perfect creative partners. 
Regarding the context of the new series, Diggle says, 
The decision to update the stoic Bond of Ian Fleming’s original novels from the moral certainties of the 1950s to our shifting, complex, present-day world was inspired – and inspiring. We live in treacherous times, and James Bond is the hero we need to navigate them. I have many more stories to tell, and I’m having the time of my life telling them. Working with Luca Casalanguida on James Bond: Hammerhead was one of the most creatively satisfying and enjoyable collaborations of my career, and his art for Kill Chain raises the bar even higher. Greg Smallwood’s stunning covers perfectly capture the blend of suave and brutality that has made Bond one of the century’s most enduring icons. Ably backed up by Chris Blythe on colors and Simon Bowland on lettering, we have the perfect tight-knit team to continue bringing you the exploits of the world’s greatest secret agent. 
The debut issue of James Bond: Kill Chain features cover artwork by Greg Smallwood (Archie, Moon Knight), interior artist Luca Casalanguida’s, and Juan Doe (Guardians of the Galaxy) respectively. James Bond: Kill Chain #1 will be solicited in the May 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in July.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TITAN releases James Bond Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66

Titan Books has released The Complete James Bond: Goldfinger - The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66. The book is a hardcover and collects the vintage Daily Express comic strips of: Goldfinger, Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun, and The Living Daylights.


Purchase James Bond: Goldfinger - The Complete Comic Strip Collection 1960-66 on Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

Monday, April 10, 2017

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE turns 60

Ian Fleming's From Russia With Love celebrates its 60th Anniversary this month (first published April 8, 1957). To mark the occasion, Ian Fleming Publications has released this anniversary image and is holding a special competition. Details below.

First published in the UK on the 8th April 1957, Ian Fleming's legendary James Bond thriller FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is 60 years old today! 
The novel, famous for its inclusion on President Kennedy's top ten book list, has been published and enjoyed all over the world, with many fans citing it as their favourite Fleming thriller. 
With its unforgettable sequences on the Orient Express, in the backstreets of Istanbul and in the dark corridors of the SMERSH headquarters, we're very pleased to announce this anniversary and encourage readers old and new to delve into the pages of this 50s classic. 
Help us celebrate and win some special James Bond prizes by entering our cover design competition, details HERE.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ZERO MINUS TEN at 20

It was 20 years ago this month (April 3) that Raymond Benson's first continuation novel Zero Minus Ten was published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton. It marked the first of six original novels and three novelizations by the author.

In ten days, Hong Kong will pass into the hands of the Chinese–and 007 is on his way there to undertake his most dangerous and thrilling mission yet. 
In the Australian desert, a nuclear bomb explodes. There are no survivors, and no clues about who has made it or detonated it. 
In England, two police officers are shot dead when they apprehend a cargo vessel in Portsmouth dock. Vast quantities of heroin are later found on board. 
And in Hong Kong, an explosion rips through one of the colony’s famous floating restaurants, killing the entire Board of Directors of EurAsia Enterprises Ltd, a multi-billion dollar shipping corporation. 
The People’s Republic of China is about to resume control after a century and a half of British rule–and the colony is a powder keg waiting to explode. The tension reaches breaking point when a solicitor from one of Britain’s most prestigious law firms is killed in a car bomb at Government House. 
These apparently random events are connected–and Bond must find out how and why. From the seedy strip clubs of Kowloon, 007’s investigations bring him into conflict with ruthless Triad gangs, a power-hungry Chinese general–and a beautiful night club hostess called Sunni Pei. 
All enquiries seem to lead to EurAsia Enterprises Ltd–and its assassinated owner. James Bond is about to come up against one of the most formidable adversaries of his career. 
A new era of high adventure, intrigue and danger begins for James Bond with Raymond Benson’s eagerly awaited 007 thriller–a story of sensuality and nonstop excitement.”

Zero Minus Ten was released in the U.S. by Putnam on May 5, 1997.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

RED NEMESIS hardcovers signed and ready to ship

Author Steve Cole has signed the full stock of limited Red Nemesis hardcovers, as you can see below from his recent tweet. The book will be relased on May 4. It can be pre-orderd at Amazon.co.uk.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thinning out my JAMES BOND collection

As you can see by this photo of my kitchen cupboard, I have too many dang James Bond books!

Therefore, I've started to thin out my collection on eBay. I've already sold many of my foreign editions and I'm now starting to list English language books as well as games and action figures.

CLICK HERE to browse all my current auctions. I've also placed a button on the right of this blog that will always bring up the latest. I expect this will be a ongoing process, but hopefully I will be able to help fill some holes in other collections.

Thanks!

Here are a few books I currently have listed:



Thursday, March 23, 2017

RED NEMESIS hardcover jacket art revealed

Today I'm excited to reveal cover art for the limited signed hardcover edition of Steve Cole's next Young Bond novel, Red Nemesis. The book will be released in the UK on May 4. The hardcover will contain extra content not available in the paperback edition. Also below is text from the hardcover jacket that gives new clues what to expect from Steve's final Young Bond adventure.

Bond fans old and new will be thrilled with Steve Cole's skillful IFPL-approved elucidation of James Bond's mysterious family history . . .

Steve Cole's final addition to the Young Bond cannon brings James to the brink of destruction in a blistering adventure that comes to a climax in the iconic heart of London. This story shows the young James coming into his own as a proto-spy, and a showdown with a high-level MI6 double-agent, that references classic Bond adventures and is full of Soviet intrigue, cements Bond's hero status on home turf.

Pre-order Red Nemesis in hardcover or paperback from Amazon.co.uk.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tomorrow's Nemesis

Tomorrow I will reveal cover art for the hardcover edition of Steve Cole's next Young Bond adventure Red Nemesis. The book is due for release in the UK on May 4.

Monday, March 13, 2017

JAMES BOND JR. Marvel Comics

From January through December 1992 Marvel released a monthly James Bond Jr. comic book based on the animated TV series running at this same time. The comics featured the adventures of 007's nephew James Bond (why would he be a "Jr"?), Gordo Leiter ("Radical dude!") Horace Boothroyd (aka I.Q.) and Tracy Milbanks (Tracy - get it?). The group battled Jaws and other agents of S.C.U.M. (Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem). The comics were well done with some fun covers, as you can see below (click to enlarge).


You can learn more about James Bond Jr. HERE.

Thanks to Athena Stamos.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

FOR SALE: Limited O.H.M.S.S. signed by Ian Fleming

The legendary Richard Schenkman, who for years ran the James Bond (American) Fan Club and published Bondage magazine, is offering for sale his copy of the limited signed On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This was Ian Fleming's only signed limited edition; it was published simultaneously with the first trade edition on April 1, 1963.

This is one of the most sought after and valuable of all the James Bond Fleming firsts. According to Richard, his copy is "in very fine condition, including the original plastic jacket, and it's numbered 124."




If you are interested in this superb collectible, CLICK HERE to email Richard.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

James Bond EIDOLON collected hardcover released

The collected hardcover edition of Dynamite's second James Bond 007 story arc EIDOLON is released today.

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist...

Collecting issues #7-12 of the ongoing James Bond comic book series written by Warren Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of Gun Machine and critically-acclaimed comic book writer (Iron Man, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men), and featuring artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated).

Purchased the collected James Bond 007: EIDOLON at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Michael Gillette does BARBAROSSA

German publisher Cross Cult continues to release the John Gardner James Bond novels with cover art by Michael Gillette that match his 2008 Centenary editions. Next up is Gardner's 1991 novel The Man From Barbarossa, due for release in October 2017.


Thanks to CommanderBond.net on Twitter for the alert. Click here to see more covers.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

James Bond BLACK BOX starts today

Dynamite's next James Bond 007 story arc Black Box starts today with issue #1. The story is by Benjamin Percy with artwork by Rapha Lobosco. The issue comes in four variant covers. The image here is Cover D by Goni Montes.

The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

You can purchase Black Box #1 at Amazon.com. Issue #2 is set for release on March 1, 2017.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Steve Cole YOUNG BOND novels coming to Germany

Steve Cole's first two Young Bond novels, Shoot To Kill and Heads You Die, will be released in Germany in May with translations by Leo H. Strohm. Below are the (okay) covers.


Thanks to CommanderBond.net on Twitter.

UPDATE: It appears publisher KJB has decided to abandoned the above designs and will release the books with cover art based on the UK editions (below).

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Special IAN FLEMING edition of The Book Collector

The Spring number of The Book Collector will be a special issue on the theme “Ian Fleming & Book Collecting”. Fleming was the publisher of The Book Collector from its start and its principal shareholder from 1955 until his death.

Spring 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the magazine’s launch, and the first anniversary of The Book Collector’s reversion to the Fleming family, after 50 years, in the person of James Fleming, the novelist’s nephew.

Contributors to the issue will include Fergus Fleming, editor of Ian Fleming’s letters, on “Ian Fleming and The Book Collector”, Joel Silver, Director of the Lilly Library, Indiana University, on “Books That Had Started Something: Ian Fleming’s Book Collection”, and Nicolas Barker, for 50 years Editor of The Book Collector, on his former editorial colleague, “Percy Muir: Ian Fleming’s Bookseller”.

Jon Gilbert, compiler of the prize-winning Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, writes on “Collecting Ian Fleming”, and Sheila Markham interviews two Fleming collectors, Michael L. VanBlaricum and Jeremy Miles.

Other contributions consider Ian Fleming’s friend the typographic designer Robert Harling, who too was a novelist, Richard Chopping, designer of most of the James Bond dust-jackets, and the output of Fleming’s publishing imprint, the Queen Anne Press.

All who are subscribers on February 26th 2017 will automatically receive a copy of the Ian Fleming Special. There will also be a limited edition for collectors set on hot metal and signed by James and Fergus Fleming.

For more details and to subscribe visit The Book Collector online.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dynamite announces JAMES BOND: SERVICE for May

Dynamite has announced a new James Bond "oversized special" titled SERVICE due out in May. Below is the cover and press release.

KIERON GILLEN WRITES SPY THRILLER TOUR DE FORCE
IN ALL-NEW, OVERSIZED JAMES BOND SPECIAL!

DYNAMITE WELCOMES GILLEN AND ARTIST ANTONIO FUSO FOR JAMES BOND: SERVICE, COMING THIS MAY!
February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment introduces an all-new take on the icon of espionage in an upcoming oversized special written by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars: Darth Vader) and drawn by Antonio Fuso (Torchwood, Drive)!

In contemporary politics, where Britain's world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the "special relationship," and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place...especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It'll test Bond's deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster...

"A chance to write a British icon is something that's basically irresistible," says writer Kieron Gillen. "This is like getting to write the sun rising. You've known it all your life, but this time it's yours. I wanted to do a story that was classically Bond, but spoke to Britain as it is, and Britain as it was. In short: I was looking for any excuse for Bond to use a Sten-gun."

Artist Antonio Fuso says, "James Bond means England, and I love England. I also love spy stories, black suits, deadly pocket guns, smart smiles, and Kieron's scripts. Read this book, spread the love, and God save the Queen."

Regarding his collaboration with artist Antonio Fuso, Gillen adds, "It's a thrill working with Antonio, whose modern lines lean into a realistic take on a modern Bond."

"Kieron Gillen is undoubtedly one of the best writers, and among the best-loved, in comics today, and it's an absolute honor to now work with him on one of Dynamite's most celebrated titles," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Ian Fleming's James Bond is perhaps the most elevated of intellectual properties in the history of pop culture, an icon whose mere mention evokes a sense of class and distinction. We're proud to bring such high caliber writers to this franchise: Warren Ellis, Andy Diggle, James Robinson, Benjamin Percy, and now Kieron Gillen. Partner him with a hot talent like Antonio Fuso, and we've got the perfect team for an explosive, done-in-one thriller!"

"I'm delighted to be working with Kieron for the first time," says Joe Rybandt, Executive Editor. "He's a fantastic writer and a tremendous asset to the ever-expanding world of James Bond comics from Dynamite."

James Bond: Service will be released as a 48-page special, solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. James Bond: Service will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

Thanks to Stephan Backman's James Bond The Secret Agent blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

LINK: Interview with NATHANIEL PARKER

The official Ian Fleming website has an interview with Nathaniel Parker, the stage and voice actor who has narrated all the Young Bond audiobooks. Click the headline to read.


Parker will be narrating the next Young Bond, Red Nemesis.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RED NEMESIS is finished

Author Steve Cole reports on twitter that his fourth and final Young Bond novel Red Nemesis is off to the printers. He also shared a new image.


Red Nemesis will be released on May 4, 2017. You can pre-order the paperback and limited edition hardcover on Amazon.co.uk.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

'IAN FLEMING: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY' 2017 edition

The Queen Anne Press has released a newly revised 2017 edition of Jon Gilbert's monumental work, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.

London: Queen Anne Press, 2017. Royal quarto, with black and white illustrations throughout plus four suites of eight colour plates. Set in Albertina type and printed in two colours. Elegantly bound in full green cloth with gilt lettering and ornament. SIGNED by the author. A comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming by Jon Gilbert, an expert on the literary James Bond, covering everything from the first draft of "Casino Royale" in 1952 to editions still in print today. Published by Queen Anne Press, the imprint once managed by Ian Fleming, the book includes a preface from his nephew Fergus. New book, sold at the published RRP of £175. Our price includes global shipping. First published in 2012 and having rapidly sold out, this award-winning bibliography is now back in print; the 2017 edition features some textual revisions and a handsome new binding of 'racing green' cloth, as used for the publisher's limited edition 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

You can buy Ian Fleming: The Bibliography at Amazon.co.uk and Adrian Harrington Rare Books.

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