Sunday, February 7, 2016

1960s JAMES BOND comics from Japan reprinted

In 1964 the famous Japanese artist Takao Saito produced four loose adaptations of the Ian Fleming novels Thunderball, The Man With The Golden Gun, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Live And Let Die. The stories were serialized in a monthly comic book and then later collected. Even though they were officially licensed, Glidrose put a stop to the series in 1967.

After remaining out of print for many years, these adaptations are once again available in four collected editions from Big Comics. Tanner over at at the excellent spy blog Double O Section, who broke this news, has all four in hand and has posted a terrific overview and review here:

The new James Bond Japanese comic reprints can be purchased from

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JAMES BOND: VARGR #4 released (update)

Dynamite's James Bond VARGR #4 is released today.* This is the fourth installment in a six part graphic novel series by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters.

James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it - even though it may guarantee that he doesn't live through the night. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years! "Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books." - Warren Ellis

You can purchase VARGR #4 at the Dynamite website. Issue #5 is due out on March 2.

A hardcover collected edition of all six issues will be released on June 21 and can be pre-ordered now on (U.S.) and (UK).

*UPDATE: It appears the release is delayed until next week, Feb 10. Thanks to Viper007.

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