Apart from the ref to Dick Tracy in A View to A Kill and the TV watch from DT in Casino Royale 1967, and the possible hint to the Octopussy Daily Express strip in SPECTRE (Franz being the name of the guy who finds Hannes Oberhauser's body in the Octopussy strip), has Bond ever taken influence from comics, i.e. similar plots, characters, so on?
Has Bond ever stolen from comic books?
Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:52 PM
Steranko gave Nick Fury an invisible car decades before DAD. Well, technically it was clear plexiglass or something, but it was done for camo purposes, and billed as "invisible."
The old Golden Age "Crimebuster Comics" from Charlie Biro's shop featured a popular villain called "Iron Jaw," who will remind you of a certain tall fellow we all knew and loved.
Buck Rogers had a jetpack long before Bell figured out the real deal and Bond flew one in TB.
On the whole, however, Bond actually owes more to pulps than he does comics.
Since you included the Daily Express strips, the reveal of Dr No in the strip, where Bond and Honey look at the "aquarium" glass and No sneaks in to answer Bond's unspoken question "How much did this cost," is practically a storyboard for the eventual film version.
Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:42 PM
Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:45 PM
What pulps has Bond stolen from? Fu Manchu/Dr. No obviously , but are there stuff from things like the Shadow, Doc Savage?
Posted 29 October 2015 - 12:32 PM
Well, "stolen" might not be the best word. Let's say Bond's a "spiritual brother to" the pulps.
Beyond specific details like a homing device in a shoe or a grappling hook and rope in a belt (Doc Savage), Bond's just very "pulpy" in the broad sense. I covered it in some detail in an article I did for the old "Mr KissKiss BangBang" site back in the 90s (later reprinted in an issue of ThrillerUK) but which you can read here, if interested.
Posted 16 January 2016 - 10:24 AM
Borderline, but a Smurf promotional campaign in association with BP is advertised at the garage where Macnee has his last carwash in AVTAK.
The Smurfs originated as Franco-Belgian comic characters in Spirou.
Posted 16 January 2016 - 11:15 PM
The villain plot to create an earthquake in AVTAK was done in 1978's Superman The Movie.