JAMES BOND GOLDFINGER - Henry Gammidge , Ian Fleming , John McLusky
The marvellous James Bond comic strips in a great TITAN edition
Published: 1 January 2005 (US) 26 November 2004 (UK)
Dimension: 12.00" x 9.00" (US) 296mm x 220mm (UK)
Contents: Goldfinger, Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Thunderball
The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world’s greatest secret agent, as some of his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever!Modern-day King Midas, Auric Goldfinger, plans on ruining the economies of the Free World and using his own vast hoard of gold to control the planet. Bond must use all his rugged charms and brutal skills to stop Goldfinger before he brings western civilisation to its knees!This new edition also collects Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Thunderball! Not only that, it also features a new introduction by Goldfinger Bond girl Shirley Eaton, a look at the Russian perspective of Bond and a rare strips section!
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.