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For those that are interested: http://www.superherohype.com/news/34585 … bond-comic

It'll be interesting to see how it is.

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I can't wait to read new Comics in the Bond Universe  ajb007/cheers

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This sounds great too

they will be adapting all fourteen of Ian Fleming’s novels into the medium

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Interesting. The last comic I read was the Dandy but would give this a go.

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stag wrote:

Interesting. The last comic I read was the Dandy but would give this a go.

Id recommend the Bond Omnibus Collections of the Comic Strips printed in the Daily Express  ajb007/martini

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Sounds exciting stuff.  ajb007/martini

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I've never read a graphic novel - although I'll freely admit that some of the best films/TV in recent years has come from that medium - and the last comic I read was Victory, but I'll definitely give this one a go when it comes out.

I've been meaning to pick up the Omnibuses one by one but haven't got around to it. You recommend them, AOS?

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Most definitely  ajb007/martini

They start with the Fleming Stories, then go into original Ideas. There is also an Adaptation of Colonel Sun in Issue 3   ajb007/smile

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I didn't know that about Colonel Sun. Now you've really got me interested!

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The first cover art is out http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … mes-bond-1 though frustratingly watermarked.

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Two updates for the Bond comics today (it seems every author is giving interviews ahead of SPECTRE).

Warren Ellis describes James Bond’s state of mind in Fleming's books and comics http://jamesbonding.com/comics/james-bo … s-347.html I like that he promises his comics will be contemporary but very much feature Fleming's Bond.

And Elis has also described Bond as somewhat evil in this interview with CBR: http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic … nger-allow

I wish they'd release the comics already. November is too far ajb007/frown

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I really can't wait for these  ajb007/martini The last Set of Bond Comics were the Darkhorse Releases.

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

I really can't wait for these  ajb007/martini The last Set of Bond Comics were the Darkhorse Releases.

I'm hoping these are good, because I have the Darkhorse series but I couldn't finish some of the stories to this day (I wish it were animated so I can passively watch!)

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We have a continuous wait for a decent continuation writer to knock out a worthwhile novel and yet there's hope a comic writer can provide a decent approximation of Fleming's Bond?????? To expect some grungy (I suspect American?) man-child to "get" Fleming's 50s/60s hero is laughable.

Though I'm not a fan - comics/graphic novels are for kids, aren't they; I remember having "Roy of the Rovers" until I was 12 - comic Bond has been pretty rubbish since Jim Lawrence (and at least his strips appeared in adult media, newspapers).

And this one, from its title, seems to involve JB and the Scando version of the older man's little blue pill  ajb007/confused

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I believe "Vargr" is old Norse for "Wolf". Could it be a neo-nazi plot? The word is written in capital letters, so I'm guesing it's an organisation.

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The Comics by Darkhorse are more influenced by the Films, then Book Bond.

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

The Comics by Darkhorse are more influenced by the Films, then Book Bond.

Okay, though I'm not sure who's talking about the Bond fights dinosaurs series here?

The comic book fella behind VIAGRA suggest he's writing about IF's Bond - and that's where the problem could lie, IMO...

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I understand your early Sceptism though.

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Another Warren Ellis interview:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/ … um=twitter

Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

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Le Samourai wrote:

Another Warren Ellis interview:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/ … um=twitter

Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

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David Schofield wrote:

We have a continuous wait for a decent continuation writer to knock out a worthwhile novel and yet there's hope a comic writer can provide a decent approximation of Fleming's Bond?????? To expect some grungy (I suspect American?) man-child to "get" Fleming's 50s/60s hero is laughable.

Though I'm not a fan - comics/graphic novels are for kids, aren't they; I remember having "Roy of the Rovers" until I was 12 - comic Bond has been pretty rubbish since Jim Lawrence (and at least his strips appeared in adult media, newspapers).

And this one, from its title, seems to involve JB and the Scando version of the older man's little blue pill  ajb007/confused

Wow...really? Seems like some pretty broad strokes to depict comics, graphic novels, and their writers. I would hardly describe Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore as "grungy man-children." I understand the skepticism, but comic books have come a long way. I'm actually pretty excited based on the previews they've released so far of VARGR.

ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

Yes...considerably...

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David Schofield wrote:
Le Samourai wrote:

Another Warren Ellis interview:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/ … um=twitter

Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.

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...although perhaps not the three similarly disposed married women to whom he made love, with rather cold passion. That sounds very Bond!

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Silhouette Man wrote:
David Schofield wrote:
Le Samourai wrote:

Another Warren Ellis interview:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/ … um=twitter

Interesting quote: "I believe there to be a streak of misogyny in Bond, but I think a contemporary reading exposes much (but not all) of that as misanthropy. I suspect Bill Tanner is Bond’s one single friend."

The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also seem to recall Amis remarking about how no one would actually want to be friends with Bond, as he probably was a rather dull companion in the long run.

—Le Samourai

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Le Samourai wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:
David Schofield wrote:

The loneliness and solidarity theory was once ventured by Kingsley Amis 50 years ago in THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER.

Yes, Amis personally doubted the validity of "his friends in London" mentioned in a throwaway line by Fleming in Casino Royale.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also seem to recall Amis remarking about how no one would actually want to be friends with Bond, as he probably was a rather dull companion in the long run.

I think that you're probably right on that but it's been years since I read the Dossier in full! It's still a landmark literary Bond publication some fifty years on! (1965-2015).  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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