JAMES BOND ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - Henry Gammidge , Ian Fleming
The marvellous James Bond comic strips in a great TITAN edition
Published: 1 September 2004 (US) 23 August 2004 (UK)
Dimension: 12.00" x 9.00" (US) 296mm x 220mm (UK)
Contents: On Her Majesty's Secret Sevice, You Only Live Twice
The legend continues! Titan Books presents the further adventures of the world’s greatest secret agent, in this third instalment of a classic action series!
After spending over a year on a fruitless search for Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his sinister organisation, SPECTRE, Bond decides he’s had enough and pens his letter of resignation! Before he can deliver it, however, fate smiles on him once more and it’s not long before he has ingratiated himself with the Corsican Mafia, managed to get back on Blofeld’s trail and got involved with a beautiful woman…
This new edition also features an exclusive introduction by OHMSS Bond star George Lazenby, a ‘Bond in Books’ article, and a series checklist.
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.