Real Name: James Bond
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Most of James Bond's English-language comic life took place in the pages of syndicated British newspaper strips. These began their run under the approval of Ian Fleming himself, and were, at first, adaptations of his vision of the character. Indeed, the first comic Bond appeared in the late 50s, well before the first film Bond. Pictured at top right is the iconic comic Bond, by the original artist on the series, John McLusky.
Fortunately for English speakers not in Britain, these comics were collected in the early part of the 21st century. As of 2006, this series of graphic novels is ongoing, helpfully rescuing the original comic Bond from the comparative obscurity of mid-20th century British newspapers.
Note that this version of Bond, though the most prolific, is not the one with which most American fans might be familiar. Marvel and DC both ran adaptations of various James Bond films. Because some James Bond films share the same name as novels, it can be confusing understanding which version of the character is being portrayed in a given comic. However, this is made simple by the following rule of thumb: as of 2006, neither DC nor Marvel have ever used the literary version of the character.
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Alpha-Comic präsentiert (1989)
#2 Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
- 'James Bond 007: Lizenz zum Töten'
Comic Welten (1992)
Dark Horse Comics (1992)
Fantastic Four: True Story (2008)
#4 Glenn Fabry Sketchbook (2013)
- 'Johnny Storm Saves Books'
James Bond 007 (1983)
James Bond 007 (newspaper strip reprints) (1987)
James Bond 007 (newspaper strip reprints) (2004)
James Bond 007: Goldeneye (1996)
James Bond 007: Licence to Kill (1989)
James Bond 007: Shattered Helix (1994)
James Bond 007: The Quasimodo Gambit (1995)
James Bond: A Silent Armageddon (1993)
James Bond: For Your Eyes Only (1981)
#1 James Bond: Permission to Die (1989)
- '[Part One]'#2
- '[Part Two]'
James Bond: Serpent's Tooth (1992)
TPB#1 Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970)
- 'Serpent's Tooth'#2
- 'Blooded in Eden'#3
- 'Mass Extinction'
Marvel Super Special (1977)
#19 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'James Bond: For Your Eyes Only'#26
#34 Showcase (1956)
- 'Secret Origins of Justice League International, Part 2'
#43 SilverFin: The Graphic Novel (2010)
- 'presents DOCTOR NO by Ian Fleming'
OGN SC The Illustrated James Bond, 007 (1981)
- 'A James Bond Adventure'
MI6 (Bond universe)
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