JAMES BOND CASINO ROYALE - Anthony Hern , Henry Gammidge , Ian Fleming
The marvellous James Bond comic strips in a great TITAN edition
Published: 1 June 2005 (US) 25 February 2005 (UK)
Dimension: 12.00" x 9.00" (US) 296mm x 220mm (UK)
Contents: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Moonraker
The legend continues! Get ready to enjoy more thrills and spills with the world’s greatest secret agent in the latest addition to this classic action series!
This is the story that introduced us to James Bond! In his first mission, James must neutralize a Russian operative by ruining him at the baccarat table and forcing his ‘retirement’. Lady Luck appears to be with Bond as his target hits a losing streak, but Bond’s attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster…
This new edition also includes Live and Let Die, the very rarely seen Moonraker, and individual story introductions - all brought together for the first time in a spectacular collection with an exclusive introduction by legendary Bond actor Roger Moore!
Starting in 1958 and continuing to 1983, James Bond was a comic strip that was based on the eponymous, fictional character created by author Ian Fleming. It consisted of 52 story arcs that were syndicated in British newspapers, seven of which were initially published abroad.
Since first publication in the Daily Express, the comic strip adaptations have been reprinted several times. First by the James Bond 007 International Fan Club, in the early 1980s. Then annually, from 1987 to 1990, by the British Titan Books company in anthologies, beginning with The Living Daylights to tie-in with the release of the eponymous James Bond film.
Beginning in 2004, Titan reissued these anthologies in larger, revised editions, and also began reprinting stories that hadn't been featured in the earlier books. With a more frequent publishing schedule than the first series, all 52 stories had been published in seventeen books by March 2010. These volumes include new introductory chapters on the history of the strip and the Bond novels, and most of the books have also included special introductions written by Bond film actors, specifically Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me), George Lazenby (OHMSS), Shirley Eaton (Goldfinger), Eunice Gayson (Dr. No), Roger Moore (Casino Royale), Maud Adams (Octopussy), Britt Ekland (Colonel Sun), and Richard Kiel (The Golden Ghost). Titan's comic strip reprints were not initially published in the strips' original publication order; this changed as of the release of The Spy Who Loved Me volume.