(June 1987)

Titan, 1987 Series
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Price
4.95 GBP; 9.95 USD; 14.25 CAD
Pages
76
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Titan Books Ltd.
Brand
Titan Books
ISBN
0-907610-87-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780907610878 00495
Editing
James Robinson

Issue Notes

1st of 4 newspaper strip collections in this series.

The Living Daylights (Table of Contents)

James Bond 007 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (painted, signed)
Inks
Dave McKean (painted, signed)
Colors
Dave McKean (painted, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
James Bond

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Austin Newfeld
Pencils
Yaroslav Horak
Inks
Yaroslav Horak
Letters
typeset

Characters
James Bond

Indexer Notes

Brief description of how Ian Fleming was convinced to let The Daily Express adapt his 007 novels into newspaper strips, and a further intro of the 2nd era of the strip, including short bios of writer Jim Lawrence & artist Yaroslav Horak.

The Man with the Golden Gun (Table of Contents: 2)

James Bond 007 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Yaroslav Horak
Inks
Yaroslav Horak
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
James Bond

The Man with the Golden Gun (Table of Contents: 3)

James Bond 007 / comic story / 52.25 pages (report information)

Script
Ian Fleming (story); Jim Lawrence (adaptation)
Pencils
Yaroslav Horak
Inks
Yaroslav Horak
Letters
Yaroslav Horak

Genre
spy
Characters
Bill Tanner; M; Miss Moneypenny; Kissy Suzuki; James Bond; Colonel Boris (KGB); Captain Walker (MI5 Liason officer); Major Townsend (MI5 "soft man"); Colonel Ross (MI5 Jamaica); Mary Goodnight; Philip Margesson (MI5, victim of Scaramanga); Chitra Mahal (nurse, KGB); Francisco "Pistols" "Paco" Scaramanga; Tiffy (hotel manager); Sam Binion (ex-Purple Gang); Leroy Gengerella (Miami show biz); Ruby Rotkopf (Vegas Casinos); Hal Garfinkel (Chicago union funds); Louie Paradise (Phoenix slot machines); Mr. Hendriks (Dutchman, European money); Felix Leiter (CIA); Nick (CIA); Ramon (thug)
Synopsis
Believed dead in Japan, Bond returns to England via Russia, and almost kills M while brainwashed. Following treatment, he's sent to Jamaica on a "suicide" mission to take out Francisco Scaramanga, a hitman-for-hire who speciliazes in "scientific maiming". A virtual "hoods convention" at a under-financed resort hotel leads to a deadly train ride through a crocodile-infested swamp.
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Indexer Notes

Story #14. Faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming's 12th (and last) 007 novel (13th book) from 1965. In the tradition of THE SAINT tv series with Roger Moore, this adaptation adds substantial material to the original novel while remaining faithful to it, improving the story in the process. Apart from the characters of Scaramanga and Mary Goodnight, the subsequent 1974 film bears virtually no resemblance to the novel or comic. Strips 1-209 (series 3).

The Living Daylights (Table of Contents: 4)

James Bond 007 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Yaroslav Horak
Inks
Yaroslav Horak
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy

The Living Daylights (Table of Contents: 5)

James Bond 007 / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script
Ian Fleming (story); Jim Lawrence (adaptation)
Pencils
Yaroslav Horak
Inks
Yaroslav Horak
Letters
Yaroslav Horak

Genre
spy
Characters
Agent 272 (double-agent); Comrade "Trigger" (KGB hitman); M; Bill Tanner; James Bond; Miss Moneypenny; Paul Sender (MI5, West Berlin)
Synopsis
A double-agent is targeted by the KGB to be killed while he crosses the Berlin Wall; Bond is assigned to kill the KBG assassin first. While waiting, he becomes slightly infatuated by a female cello player...
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Indexer Notes

Story #15. Faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming's short story which originally appeared in THE SUNDAY TIMES, which inadvertently offended the publisher of THE DAILY EXPRESS, leading to the comic-strip's cancellation for a year. The 2004 edition noted the continuity of having this story appear at this point is somewhat "off", as Bond appears bored with his job (as he would have been following THUNDERBALL) rather than having a renewed desire for vengeance against the KGB (as he would be following THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN). Presumably it was the problems connected with the short story that caused the delay in its being adapted into the comic-strip. Jim Lawrence changed only the ending of his adaptation. The story later appeared, somewhat faithfully, as the opening sequence (and springboard) of the 1987 film. Strips 210-263 (series 3).

James Bond Will Return in (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

James Bond 007 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Living Daylights
    James Bond 007
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. The Man with the Golden Gun
    James Bond 007
  4. 3. The Man with the Golden Gun
    James Bond 007
  5. 4. The Living Daylights
    James Bond 007
  6. 5. The Living Daylights
    James Bond 007
  7. 6. James Bond Will Return in
    James Bond 007
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