Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bantam's COLONEL

Here's a look at the first U.S. paperback edition of Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis. The book was published by Bantam in May 1969. What makes this cover notable is the artwork is by the great Frank C. McCarthy, who in conjunction with Robert McGinnis painted the classic Bond movie posters for ThunderballYou Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Always loved this cover.

Tomorrow I'll take a look back at Bantam's other McCarthy-Bond covers.


  1. I've always loved this one too--and the whole Bantam run it was part of. One of the reasons I love the Thai NSNA poster so much is because it shamelessly appropriates the bikini blonde from this cover wholesale! (Along with lots of recognizable elements--including the later title treatment--of other Bantams.) I look forward to tomorrow's post.

  2. Oh, thanks for reminding me about that Thai NSNA poster. Maybe I'll work that into tomorrow's post. :)


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