Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ultra-rare The Man With The Golden Gun variant shows up in donation bin

3AW News has a report on a rare variant edition of Ian Fleming's The Man With The Golden Gun with embossed golden gun on front board that turned up in the donation bin of a charity bookstore in Sunshine, Australia.


Thanks to Patrick Donahue for the alert.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

THE BODY collected hardcover released

Dynamite has released the collected hardcover edition of James Bond: The Body by Ales Kot with art by Luca Casalanguida.

As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them.

PART TWO - THE BRAIN
James Bond leads the interrogation of a scientist who allowed a lethal virus to be stolen. But when the investigation takes a surprising turn, Bond begins to question whether he is enough.
PART THREE - THE GUT
One sauna. Twenty Neo-Nazis. One Bond. James Bond.
This weapons deal won't go according to plan.
PART FOUR - THE HEART
On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer. Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him?
AND MORE...

You can purchase the collected James Bond: The Body at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

This week also sees the release of the first issue of Dynamite's new "James Bond 007" series by Greg Pak and Marc Laming.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY released in the U.S. today

Today sees the release in the U.S. of Anthony Horowitz's second James Bond novel, Forever and a Day. The book was first released in the UK in May.


Purchase the U.S. edition of Forever and a Day at Amazon.com. You can read my Book Bond Review HERE.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Folio Society releases DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

The Folio Society has released their next illustrated slip-cased Ian Fleming classic, Diamonds Are Forever.


For the fourth book in the Bond series, America is the backdrop for the adventures of Fleming’s hero, taking the reader from the simmering, sulphurous mud baths of Saratoga to the ‘ghastly glitter’ of Las Vegas. It is in the gambling dens of ’50s Vegas – a world of glamour and gangsters – that we see Bond in his element, sizing up the roulette wheel and casually taking the house for everything it’s got. The only Bond novel not to have roots in the Cold War, Fleming makes certain that Diamonds Are Forever has more than its share of larger-than-life villains and set pieces: the dreadful Spang brothers and their associated gallery of thugs, and the ghost town of Spectreville, complete with its very own steam train, are especially memorable. Writing to a friend, Fleming commented with typical humour that for this novel he had included ‘every single method of escape and every variety of suspenseful action that I had omitted from my previous books – in fact everything except the kitchen sink, and if you can think up a good plot involving kitchen sinks, please send it along speedily’.

Bond is initially dismissive of American gangs, a stance he quickly comes to regret when faced with their ingenious brutality. His unlikely saviour comes in the delectable form of Miss Tiffany Case, a woman with a bad past and a broken future. Tiffany proves to be one of the series’ most complex and compelling female characters, and with his growing attachment to her, we see a new, more conflicted side to Bond. 
Fans of this series will no doubt be excited to see what illustrator Fay Dalton has created with the tantalising combination of Vegas, Bond and Tiffany Case, and they certainly won’t be disappointed. This is the sixth volume in the Folio Bond collection, featuring the distinctive and stylish binding design inspired by the secret agent’s impeccable suits, and a stunning illustrated slipcase.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Miller Text with Folio Bold Condensed as display
240 pages
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
9˝ x 6¼˝

The Diamonds Are Forever Folio Edition is priced at $56.59 and is available now from the Folio Society website.

Also available are illustrated editions of Casino Royale, MoonrakerFrom Russia With Love, Dr. Noand Goldfinger.


Thanks to Double O Section for the alert.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

James Bond Origin short story in November PLAYBOY

Double O Section has landed the scoop that a 6-page illustrated short story by James Bond Origin author Jeff Parker and artist Bob Q will appear in the November-December issue of Playboy magazine. Below is part of the Dynamite press release.

October 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. announced today that the latest James Bond series, James Bond Origin, from Jeff Parker and artist Bob Q will have a standalone story in the upcoming issue of Playboy magazine! 
Fans can read an exclusive six-page story from the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed Dynamite series, James Bond Origin, which takes readers back to March 1941 and tells the definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II. The November/December 2018 issue of Playboy will be available at newsstands everywhere October 30th with digital editions available today for desktop and mobile devices through Playboy.com
Speaking about the opportunity, writer Jeff Parker said, “the team of James Bond Origin recently had the chance to create a short Bond story for Playboy, calling back to the days when the Ian Fleming short stories would run in the magazine beginning with “The Hildebrand Rarity” in the March 1960 issue.”

Thanks to Double O Section.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

JAMES BOND ORIGIN issue #2 released

Today sees the release of the second issue of Dynamite's James Bond Origin series by Jeff Parker, Bob Q, and Simon Bowland.

The epic account of James Bond's exploits during World War II continues! After barely surviving the Clydebank Blitz, James is determined to enter the Royal Marines, despite being two years too young. He'll need to rely on a family friend to help him through, where he'll begin training alongside the best and brightest that the United Kingdom has to offer. But his military training becomes dangerous, when it's discovered there's a German mole in their midst.

You can purchase James Bond Origin #2 at Dynamite or Midtown Comics. The issue comes in an assortment of variant covers.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

RED NEMESIS unabridged audio book released

An unabridged audiobook of Steve Cole's final Young Bond novel, Red Nemesis, is released today by Whole Story Audio Books. It runs 6 discs and is read by Nathaniel Parker.

James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package s mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London s streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn t be higher, and James doesn t know who he can trust . . .

Saturday, September 15, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY UK paperback cover art

The UK paperback cover art for Anthony Horowitz's Forever and a Day has been revealed on Amazon.co.uk. Pretty much looks like the hardcover art, but there are differences, including a "Number One Bestseller" tag. The book will be released on April 4th, 2019 by Vintage.


Forever and a Day was released in hardcover in the UK on May 31, 2018. The U.S. hardcover will be released on November 6, 2018.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SHAKEN: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming released in UK

SHAKEN: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming has been released in the UK.

The 007 official cocktail book - created in association with the Ian Fleming Estate 
Explore Bond creator Ian Fleming's writings on the pleasures of drinking and sample 50 delicious cocktail recipes inspired by his work - developed by award-winning bar Swift. 
Cocktails are at the glamorous heart of every Bond story. Whether it's the favoured Martini, which features in almost every book, or a refreshing Negroni or Daiquiri, strong, carefully crafted drinks are a consistent feature of the Bond novels. Recipes are divided into five categories: Straight Up; On The Rocks; Tall; Fizzy; and Exotic. Sip on inventions such as Smersh, Moneypenny, That Old Devil M and Diamonds are Forever, as well as classic Bond cocktails such as the Vesper and, of course, the Dry Martini. Each recipe is accompanied by extracts from Fleming's writings - be it the passage where the classic drink was featured or a place, character or plot that inspired one of the drinks.
Also features Ian Fleming's writings on whisky, gin and other spirits. 
Foreword by Fergus Fleming.

You can purchase SHAKEN: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming at Amazon.co.uk. You can also buy via marketplace sellers on the U.S. Amazon.com.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

JAMES BOND ORIGIN #1 released today

Today sees the release of the first issue of Dynamite's new series James Bond Origin by Jeff Parker, Bob Q, and Simon Bowland.

"CHAPTER ONE: THE GREATEST DAYS"
At last, the definitive account of James Bond's exploits during World War II! 

MARCH, 1941: Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with THE CLYDEBANK BLITZ, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War. James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference. He'll find his calling in a new British government service, secret in nature... 

You can purchase James Bond Origin #1 at Dynamite or Midtown Comics. The issue comes in an assortment of variant covers. Issue #2 will be released in October.

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