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The James Bond Omnibus Vol.1 Paperback – 25 Sep 2009

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; 2009 edition (25 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848563647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848563643
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This flexi-bound paperback collection (is) worthy for any fan of the movies or original books.' --- The Daily Express

'High on espionage, and Boys' Own-style global adventure but with grittier, more brutal villain... you ll be in 007 heaven.' --- Den of Geek

'Breathless action anticipates the films more fanciful flourishes.' --- Total Film


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This wonderful compilation of the first ever James Bond strip cartoons from the Daily Express by John McLusky could be considered an 'historic document' for Bond fans, since it shows our hero as he was originally intended by Fleming in the pre-gadget, girls and gun laden movie series that was to follow. The 'Doctor No' treatment of Bond's torture scene below the villain's lair as drawn by McLusky is particularly dark and features a horrific fight with a giant squid not shown in the movie. The interesting feature of the truncated version of 'Thunderball' which was pulled from the paper after only a few weeks following a disagreement between Ian Fleming and the editor is also included. An entertaining addition to any Bond fan's bookshelf.
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A high-quality, well-produced book, containing every Bond serialisation to have appeared in The Daily Express between 1958 and 1962. Drawn by the gifted JOHN McCLUSKY, I was initially a bit underwhelmed by the rather straightforward style, but I soon realised why: three-panel strips had to conform to the newspaper format - a format that still remains to this day. Duh. Following that, it didn't take long to become fully absorbed by some quite excellent adaptations of the original novels. In the first few pages of the opening story, CASINO ROYALE, the likeness of Bond to IAN FLEMING is quite striking, but then the style settles down and 007 becomes quite a craggy angular type, not exactly bland, just resembling no-one in particular. And even though the scale is considerably less than we've been used to seeing on the big screen for nearly 50 years, there are still many recognisable story set-pieces. Additionally, a fair amount of torture features throughout (although rendered with subtlety by McClusky) and this clearly reflects Fleming's rough and tumble take on Cold War espionage. The monochrome worlds of James Bond's broadsheet adventures are therefore certainly not without their quota of highly-charged excitement, which ensures everything moves along at a fast pace and the attention never flags. Each story's respective characters are vividly realised and, yes, all the early Bond racial stereotypes and female 'affectations' are present and (politically in)correct. To be fair, PC was very much a thing of the future in those days so to criticise it too harshly now is to miss the point somewhat. With that in mind then, it's not exactly difficult to see why the novels were snapped up by EON Productions soon after publication, and why the suave British Secret Service agent became such a worldwide success.Read more ›
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Books. Hate `em. Too many words.

Thank Alfred, then, for The James Bond Omnibus, a collection of comic strips that ran in the Daily Express between 1958 and 1962. This book, which is made of 100% recycled groovy, is the perfect thing for a dangerously obsessive Bond freak who's watched the films and read the novels so many times that he introduces himself with his surname first, then his first name and surname together, even if he has a name that doesn't sound remotely cool when spoken like that. Fortunately I don't know anyone quite that obsessive, and I certainly wouldn't be caught doing that myself, oh no.

Anyway. Ian Fleming's original books were serialised in the Express in the days before it became the Daily Diana Conspiracy Theory, and if you'd been around then you would have been alternately entertained by the zippy plots and fantastic artwork (by John McLusky in this book; other artists such as the peerless Yaroslav Horak - surely a Bond villain name if ever there was one - would take over later), and frustrated by the fact that it took about four seconds to read and then you had to wait till tomorrow for the next four seconds. But the majesty of this book is that that frustration has been banished - banished, I say! - by squidging them all together into one continuous story.

One thing I love about Fleming's novels is that Bond can often be found spouting the most ridiculous put-downs to the villains which even Roger Moore would have trouble saying out loud, and I'm pleased to see they're carried through to the comic strips. My current favourite, from 'Moonraker', is: "I think you're a lunatic, and a hairy faced lunatic at that".
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Brilliant collection of classic Bond stories where everything is black and white. The heroes are good looking and the women are beautiful. Even the lack of colour seems to fit the timescape of these well-paced tales.
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Forget the films these comic strips are based on the novels and manage in a few pages to capture the plot and characters perfectly. the stories zip along. the action is raw, the women are beautiful, the villains are devilish and Bond is exactly as you would imagine him. Highly recommended
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Whilst I applaud Titan for re-releasing these comic strips I must confess that they are not a patch on the original releases from 7 years back.
Whilst you do get more strips for your money you do lose out on the size (roughly two thirds of the earlier books) and none of the fascinating articles have been carried over.
So for the casual Bond fan this book is superb but if you are after a little bit more than I suggest picking up the original Titan albums which has better paper and the artwork is far more clearer.
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