Sunday, December 27, 2009

Vintage ad

Advert for the UK paperback release of John Gardner's first James Bond continuation novel, License Renewed.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DR. NO comic sells for £142 in auction

DC Comics 1962 tie-in comic to the first James Bond film, Dr. No, has sold for £142 in auction.

The 47-year-old comic was one of 700 comic lots sold by Cameo Auctioneers in London, and was snapped up by a Bond fan. Adrian Cowdry, film memorabilia and comic consultant to Cameo, said the magazine, part of DC Comics' Showcase anthology series, was the first time a Bond film had been seen in comic form.

Mr Cowdry said: "This Dr No comic is extremely rare and in impeccable condition given it is nearly 50 years old. It is a 'must-have' for fans of James Bond, Ian Fleming or Sean Connery."

He added: "The comic was aimed at reaching the comic reading masses. Hundreds were printed but in those days very few people thought comics would be worth keeping. Kids read them then give them to friends or threw them out, or their parents would put them on the coal fire."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Young Bond book in 2011?

Did comedian Harry Enfield just leak some MAJOR James Bond literary news?

According to the Northants Evening Telegraph, Harry Enfield was a guest at the Kids Lit Quiz finals which took place at Oxford Town Hall on Friday, November 27. According to report, Harry brought along a very special treat for the participants:

"The guest at the final was comedian Harry Enfield, who did a reading from the first page of the new young James Bond book by Charlie Higson, which is not going to be available until 2011."

A second source reports that Harry then ate the page, "as befitted a top secret document."

So Young Bond returns in 2011? Let's hope it's true!

UPDATE: Mystery solved (dang-it)

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