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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY UK paperback gets a release date

The UK paperback edition of Anthony Horowitz's Forever and a Day will be released on April 4th, 2019 by Vintage, according to a listing at Amazon.co.uk.


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.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Higson's A HARD MAN TO KILL released as eBook

Charlie Higson's Young Bond short story A Hard Man To Kill is now available as an eBook at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK).

A luxurious cruise
A deadly prisoner
A desperate scheme
Can James Bond overcome the chaos before it’s too late?

A Hard Man To Kill was first published in 2009 as part of the book Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier. The story is set between the books Hurricane Gold and By Royal Command and takes place aboard an ocean liner. It's an excellent story that also sees the return of Wilder Lawless from SilverFin.

In a recent tweet, author Charlie Higson said: "I liked writing this story and fully intended to do more with the characters, but alas it wasn’t to be."

You can read more about A Hard Man To Kill at www.ianfleming.com. For a full history of Charlie Higson's Young Bond series, check out: The Secret History of Young James Bond.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Kev Walker cover for JAMES BOND ORIGIN #2

Details and variant covers for James Bond Origin #2 have been revealed. The covers includes this one by long time Young Bond artist Kev Walker. A new interview with Walker can be read at Ian Fleming Publications.

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.

James Bond Origin #1 (Chapter One: The Greatest Days) will be released on September 5, 2018. Issue #2 will be released October 3, 2018. You can see all the issue #2 covers at Midtown Comics.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Collected JAMES BOND: CASE FILES released

Dynamite's four standalone James Bond comics Service, Moneypenny, Solstice and M have been released in a collected hardcover edition called James Bond: Case Files.

Contains Four exhilarating stand alone Bond stories from superstar creators.

SERVICE: 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... 
MONEYPENNY: Friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a 'routine' protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot...? 
SOLSTICE: 007 accepts an unofficial mission. He travels to Paris, in pursuit of a Russian. But is Bond the hunter, or the hunted?

M: James Bond’s superior, code-named M, scrambles MI6’s secret agents across the globe. Sometimes, he knowingly sends them to their deaths, for the greater good. But a traumatic event from M’s early days in the eld returns to haunt him, forcing M to return to the scene of a crime...HIS crime.

You can purchase James Bond: Case Files at Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK - release date Aug. 7).

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