Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Denis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.
Purchase Casino Royale from Amazon.com (U.S.) and Amazon.co.uk (UK). Amazon still shows an April 24 release date, but according to both Dynamite and IFP, the book is out now.
The Fay Dalton cover art is completely phenomenal - pure class.ReplyDelete
Why on earth Cape didn’t get her to do FAAD I’ll never know.
Got my hands on this today, and at a glance, it looks like the James Bond comic we’ve all been waiting for: hugely respectful of Fleming’s Bond and the 1950s era. Promisingly, the number ‘1’ is on the spine, which makes me hopeful this is the first of many adaptations to come.ReplyDelete
I also picked up Kill Chain. Given Hammerhead (from the same duo) has been my favourite Dynamite comic so far, I’m optimistic that this is another cracking story.
My weekend is sorted!
I’m glad to hear it’s actually out there. Amazon is still saying April 24. I pre-ordered mine almost a year ago, so I’ll just wait a few more weeks.ReplyDelete