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#1 Eskyfall

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:41 PM

Since 1962, has James Bond ever had a dead time like this? No movie, no game, no book. Even during the longest down periods (1989-1995, 2002-2006, 2008-2012) we still had James Bond in some other form, in lieu of a film. We've heard nary a peep about anything since Spectre release. When will the next film release? Will there ever be another Bond game or will 007 Legends be the Bond games' Jaws: The Revenge? Will we ever get another Bond book?



#2 ggl

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

Enjoy comics...



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

The comics are very good and Horrowitz is at work on a second book.



#4 Toxteth_OGrady

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

Have you heard about the upcoming Becoming Bond documentary?

#5 Agent 76

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:42 AM

Which comics are you talking about? Cheers

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:23 PM

Which comics are you talking about? Cheers

The Dynamite comic book run that began with VARGR, continued with EIDOLON, and has ongoing arcs (HAMMERHEAD, BLACK BOX, FELIX LEITER).

VARGR, EIDOLON, and FELIX LEITER are must-reads for Bond fans.

#7 Agent 76

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

 

Which comics are you talking about? Cheers

The Dynamite comic book run that began with VARGR, continued with EIDOLON, and has ongoing arcs (HAMMERHEAD, BLACK BOX, FELIX LEITER).

VARGR, EIDOLON, and FELIX LEITER are must-reads for Bond fans.

 

Much appreciated Harmsway. Thanks !



#8 Trevelyan 006

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:05 AM

 

 

Which comics are you talking about? Cheers

The Dynamite comic book run that began with VARGR, continued with EIDOLON, and has ongoing arcs (HAMMERHEAD, BLACK BOX, FELIX LEITER).

VARGR, EIDOLON, and FELIX LEITER are must-reads for Bond fans.

 

Much appreciated Harmsway. Thanks !

 

My two cents, Agent 76.

 

I was very skeptical of the recent Bond comic run, purely judging from the outside. So, I naturally inquired about them on here and per most suggestions, went out a picked up a few copies to give them a try.

 

Long story short, I hunted down, bought, and now have each issue! They're quick, violent, and compelling reads... Plus, the art is great!



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

 

 

 

Which comics are you talking about? Cheers

The Dynamite comic book run that began with VARGR, continued with EIDOLON, and has ongoing arcs (HAMMERHEAD, BLACK BOX, FELIX LEITER).

VARGR, EIDOLON, and FELIX LEITER are must-reads for Bond fans.

 

Much appreciated Harmsway. Thanks !

 

My two cents, Agent 76.

 

I was very skeptical of the recent Bond comic run, purely judging from the outside. So, I naturally inquired about them on here and per most suggestions, went out a picked up a few copies to give them a try.

 

Long story short, I hunted down, bought, and now have each issue! They're quick, violent, and compelling reads... Plus, the art is great!

 

Thank you so much for your interesting and intriguing input Trevelyan 006. I'll definitely buy some of the issues to read for sure while I drink my cup of coffee.



#10 Eskyfall

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:32 AM

Hmm, I guess I'll have to give the comics a try. Also, I did not know that Horowitz was making a second novel. That's certainly encouraging. Though I still haven't read Trigger Mortis. I should do that at some point.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:59 AM

I really liked Trigger Mortis. One of the better Bond novels, in my opinion (although I also enjoyed Faulks' and Deaver's efforts more than most fans did).

 

Picked up VARGR at a comic book shop. Not only do Bond fans have positive things to say about it, the guy working at the comic book store also raved about it. I will definitely get to it as soon as I find some free time. 



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:20 AM

I'm a big advocate for the comics. They're my favourite Bond product to come out in years. And the best thing is they're ongoing. If Bond fans gave them a go, I'm sure they'd be pleasantly surprised. 



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

 

Becoming Bond (2017)


Edited by Surrie, 31 March 2017 - 10:39 AM.


#14 sharpshooter

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:53 PM

Apparently the Bond comics aren't selling that well with dwindling readership, which is a real shame. Hopefully things turn around, but in the meantime, enjoy them while you can.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

Regarding the Lazenby documentary: he was going to do his memoir in 2012, but it never happened. Is this something he's done instead, do you think?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

Memoirs are tricky pieces. 90 per cent (or more) are written by ghost writers and they have a certain tariff up front. No treasures, mind you. But the work and the discretion come with a price. Add to this Lazenby isn't particularly famous outside fandom and many of his anecdotes are already known in one form or another... I can see how this book may not have been the best way to exploit his memoirs, especially if it didn't contain any really juicy details not known previously. Could well be his agent or publisher decided to turn it into the basis for this.

#17 Harmsway

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:16 AM

Apparently the Bond comics aren't selling that well with dwindling readership, which is a real shame. Hopefully things turn around, but in the meantime, enjoy them while you can.

Bummer.

#18 sharpshooter

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:59 AM

Apparently the Bond comics aren't selling that well with dwindling readership, which is a real shame. Hopefully things turn around, but in the meantime, enjoy them while you can.

Bummer.
There could be a glimmer of hope in that the sales figures used for the analysis came from Dynamite's distributor in the US. It does not include any digital or foreign sales.

#19 Orion

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

Or TPB's where most sales in the market are done in 21st century.



#20 Bryce (003)

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

Loving the comics and the Leiter spin off is fun and darkly cool with him being somewhat embittered. Third issue is do out soon. Artwork is great. Another tidbit is that both Bond and Leiter are still smoking and bitching about not being able to everywhere. Old school. ;)



#21 Eskyfall

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:29 PM

I really liked Trigger Mortis. One of the better Bond novels, in my opinion (although I also enjoyed Faulks' and Deaver's efforts more than most fans did).

 

Picked up VARGR at a comic book shop. Not only do Bond fans have positive things to say about it, the guy working at the comic book store also raved about it. I will definitely get to it as soon as I find some free time. 

I liked Faulks's and Deaver's books as well. Devil May Care felt like it could have been written by Fleming and had a great villain. Though I disliked the 004 twist. Carte Blanche was good, but it never felt like a Bond novel, rather more like failed movie script turned into a book. I'm actually just starting Solo, which I've also yet to read. I'll do Trigger Mortis after, so that will satiate my Bond appetite for like 2 weeks lol.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:28 AM

I´m actually starting to read some of the continuation novels I had not picked up yet.  Currently: Gardner´s SCORPIUS.  Starts off promisingly - although the following Exorcist-like scene has worried me...



#23 sharpshooter

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:03 AM

Loving the comics and the Leiter spin off is fun and darkly cool with him being somewhat embittered. Third issue is do out soon. Artwork is great. Another tidbit is that both Bond and Leiter are still smoking and bitching about not being able to everywhere. Old school. ;)

Good to see you back Bryce. 



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

Outside of the Fleming bibliography, which Bond novels are the most enjoyable?



#25 Tiin007

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:19 AM

I´m actually starting to read some of the continuation novels I had not picked up yet.  Currently: Gardner´s SCORPIUS.  Starts off promisingly - although the following Exorcist-like scene has worried me...

 

Scorpius may have been my favorite Gardner entry! Very unique (unlike his later few, which all seemed to be the same book written multiple times) and well written and developed (as far as I can remember-- I read it about a decade ago). 

 

I would love for many aspects of this novel to wind up in a future Bond film, particularly as this type of villain would be new territory for the series. 

 

Please let us know your thoughts once you've finished it. 



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

Outside of the Fleming bibliography, which Bond novels are the most enjoyable?

Outside of the Fleming novels, I rate the Charlie Higson Young Bond series, Colonel Sun, The Authorised Biography of 007 and Trigger Mortis. All well worth a read in my opinion.

#27 DaveBond21

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:40 AM

 

Loving the comics and the Leiter spin off is fun and darkly cool with him being somewhat embittered. Third issue is do out soon. Artwork is great. Another tidbit is that both Bond and Leiter are still smoking and bitching about not being able to everywhere. Old school. ;)

Good to see you back Bryce. 

 

 

He never left

 

;)



#28 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:59 AM

 

I´m actually starting to read some of the continuation novels I had not picked up yet.  Currently: Gardner´s SCORPIUS.  Starts off promisingly - although the following Exorcist-like scene has worried me...

 

Scorpius may have been my favorite Gardner entry! Very unique (unlike his later few, which all seemed to be the same book written multiple times) and well written and developed (as far as I can remember-- I read it about a decade ago). 

 

I would love for many aspects of this novel to wind up in a future Bond film, particularly as this type of villain would be new territory for the series. 

 

Please let us know your thoughts once you've finished it. 

 

 

If you insist...  ;)



#29 Mr.MojoRisin

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:02 PM

I still haven't read the comics.  Been meaning to for a while.  Anything I can get my hands on that's Bond is ok with me.



#30 Professor Pi

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:12 AM

Forgot there was a Gardner novel every year from 1989 to 1995, plus a 30th anniversary CD, to get through that six year gap.  Still, that felt longer, being unprecedented as it was.  Also, no commanderbond.net back then!






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