Dynamite's Bond comics and graphic novels

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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    M is definitely based on Bernard Lee.

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    The day has finally arrived.
    Who here is picking up their copy today?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    I won't be able to find a store who has it today so i have ordered it and probably will get it sometime next week. Hopefully together will kill chain already
  • I'll be picking up my copy today. I'll report back once I've actually done so.
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    Got mine today! There’s a nice “1” on the spine, hopefully indicating they’ll do the next novel!
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    I have just returned home with mine. Sure, Dynamite would like to do more -- but will only do so if this one sells well. Of more importance than the number 1 on the spine are the numbers 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the indicia page, preceded by the words, "First Printing." Comic books appreciate in value -- or don't -- because of supply and demand. Monthly comics are (generally) only printed once and that's it. No increase in supply. If demand is sufficient, over time the collectible value of a book goes up. This is usually not the case with graphic novels, which continue to stay in print as long as there is a demand. According to my LCS, Diamond Distribution still has the book available for reorders -- so grab yours quick, to ensure you're getting a first edition which may actually appreciate in value -- and make sure your dealer knows you're interested in purchasing Dynamite's adaptation of Ian Fleming's James Bond: Live and Let Die as well. Hopefully we'll see it sooner rather than later.

    So what do I think of this GN? Fine adaptation. About as close to the original as can be hoped for. The color is flat rather than full palette, but that technique works well for this particular title. Farther along, say around Doctor No I'd like to see the island setting in more vibrant hues --but that's a topic for another time. Dennis Calero's use of photo reference for his characters isn't as consistent as one might hope -- Vesper looks very much like a young Elizabeth Taylor early in the novel but far less so later in the book, and a young Roger Moore pops up in one panel as a background character, somewhat distractingly so to my eyes. Sometimes M is modeled on Bernard Lee -- but in a few panels he seems to be based on Charles Gray. Perhaps I'm picking nits here, but that's what fans do, isn't it? All told, I'll give this book an A- with one small point off for the fluctuating use of character reference, and I look forward to seeing IFJB:LALD.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Far from a confirmation and maybe i am reading way too much into this, but the 's' in adventures makes me believe that at least the LALD adaption is a done deal.

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    PussyNoMore thinks that Dalton’s cover art alone makes this purchase worthwhile.
    Dalton is a genius and why Cape didn’t have her do the art for FAAD has The Pussy scratching his well coiffured head in puzzlement.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Glad to have you among us, @PussyNoMore. :D

    I purchased a digital copy already, with a physical copy bound to be bought within a week. I can tell you it's a very worthy purchase for literary Bond fans. No slight bit of a detail was altered to fit the image of the films.

    In addition to that, many former Bond alumnus make appearances, as well. For example, Jack Lord's likeness is reserved for Felix Leiter's character; Topol and Julian Glover also make cameo appearances as a Greek and Belgian businessmen.
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    Glad to have you among us, @PussyNoMore. :D

    I purchased a digital copy already, with a physical copy bound to be bought within a week. I can tell you it's a very worthy purchase for literary Bond fans. No slight bit of a detail was altered to fit the image of the films.

    Thank you ClarkDevlin.
    The Pussy is relieved to hear that it is a faithful rendition. It was his feeling but it’s great to have it confirmed. He has it on order from Amazon so hopefully it will arrive earlier than predicted.
    PussyNoMore has nothing against the graphic form.
    Indeed, his other great favourite - Modesty Blaise - started out that way.

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    My copy was delivered today and it looks good enough.
  • 00Agent wrote: »
    Far from a confirmation and maybe i am reading way too much into this, but the 's' in adventures makes me believe that at least the LALD adaption is a done deal.


    I suspect that if LALD were a done deal, Dynamite would have already announced it. The more I consider the finances of a venture like this -- realizing also that the Fleming estate needs to be "wetting their beaks" on these volumes in order for them to continue -- the more amazed I am that we have even this one adaptation. I'd love to have the entire series produced in this format, but, well, we will see...
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    I think it's time for a Martini, Guys!

    By the way, today is Casino Royales 65th anniversary, no one can tell me this week wasn't choosen deliberately.
  • Thanks for the info, @00Agent!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Pleasure @BeatlesSansEarmuffs
    i hope we get a confirmation soon, with a possible release in Q3-4 of 2018
  • Considering the production time involved in CR, I think we'll be lucky to see LALD in Q3-4 of 2019!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Van Jensen and Calero interviewing each other about the making of CR

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I've got my copy right here! Looks great!
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    00Agent wrote: »

    So we're already over halfway through The Body and the next mini-series still hasn't been announced. Anyone else find that odd?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    coco1997 wrote: »
    00Agent wrote: »

    So we're already over halfway through The Body and the next mini-series still hasn't been announced. Anyone else find that odd?

    Lets wait for the July solicitations from Dynamite which should be released in the next couple days, usually around the 20th.
    July so far features no Bond comic as The Body runs out in June, so i am pretty sure that a new series will be starting in July, which will be announced with the Solicitations or a day before, as Dynamite always does new announcements like this.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    And hopefully it won't be Ales Kot, again. Or any other imbecile alike for the matter.

    They were supposed to be releasing the first James Bond Origins comic this month, whatever happened to that one? Did it get canned or something? Not that Dynamite are playing ball and revealing anything about it, mind?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited April 2018 Posts: 5,159
    Well, now that we finally have Casino Royale in our hands, i am certainly more confident about Origins, and i think we will see it released within our lifetime :)
    Sooner rather than later.

    And honestly, after the hype that CR has been getting so far, this would be the perfect time to announce it, keep the momentum.
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    I really hope they green light Live and Let Die. CR was wonderful.
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    Well, nothing new on the Bond front, I'm afraid. According to the Diamond Comics site (publisher of the Previews catalogue), the only "new" thing is James Bond Case Files Vol. 1, a hardcover volume which reprints Service, Moneypenny, Solstice and M. The rest are reissues of the preceding mini-seires.

    https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAY181082
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    Not Dynamite, but definitely Bond and comic-related--I notice that Ian Fleming has shown up in a couple of French comics!

    Volume 3 of "Wunderwaffen présente Space Reich: Objectif Von Braun" has the following plot summary (translated by google):

    "Nazis or Americans: who will win the war for the conquest of space ?! The race for space between the US and the Reich is putting pressure on engineers on both sides. Von Braun suffered the impatience of the Reich masters as a defective American rocket provoked a diplomatic incident with Mexico. Ian Fleming, meanwhile, organizes an attack against the Nazi base where Von Braun tests a rocket capable of sending an artificial satellite into orbit."

    Can any of our French-speaking members provide more information?

    Fleming also plays a role--apparently a co-starring one--in "Spynest: Birdwatchers," summarized (and google translated) thusly:

    "Ian Fleming, famous author of James Bond was, as his fictional hero, secret agent at the service of the British crown during the Second World War. And if, while on a mission, Ian Fleming had met an extraordinary spy? The most intrepid, the most cynical and the most ferocious of all And if this spy was a woman? A Navajo Indian who speaks the famous "Navajo Code" developed by the US Army and was the only code never to have been pierced by the Japanese and Germans ... a code partially based on names of birds America ... Would Fleming have been desperately in love? Could she have influenced the very creation of James Bond's character?"

    Short answer: No. The overall level of accuracy is further demonstrated by the artist drawing Fleming as blond.
  • edited April 2018 Posts: 15,050
    Interesting regarding Fleming in comics. Sean Connery - or characters with his likeness, has appeared in comic books. In the background of a page in the comic book series Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, by Tony Bedard and Mike Perkins, and, of course, in Asterix.

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  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    About Fleming in comics: http://www.archivo007.com/foros/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8667

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    And I can't find this:

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