JAMES BOND THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - Ian Fleming , James Lawrence
The marvellous James Bond comic strips in a great TITAN edition
Published: 1 March 2004 (US) 20 February 2004 (UK)
Dimension: 12.00" x 9.00" (US) 296mm x 220mm (UK)
Contents: The Man With The Golden Gun, The Living Daylights
After 10 years out of print, Titan Books is proud to present the return of the world’s greatest secret agent, James Bond, in two classic adventures!
MI5 believes 007 is dead… until a brainwashed Bond tries to assassinate his boss, M! With his KGB conditioning removed, M sends Bond on a deadly mission: to track down the sadistic killer Francisco Scaramanga — ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’! But with a KGB agent and the usual quotient of beautiful, treacherous girls in his path, will Bond make it back in one piece?
Features additional story ‘The Living Daylights’, an in-depth article on the Bond books, a look at the Bond strip creators and an introduction by Lucy Fleming.
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.