||Israeli Secret Service
||1965 - 1968
ABOUT THE SERIES
Israel Bond is an agent for the Israeli Secret Service.
As Agent Oy-Oy-7, this man named Bond is not only licensed to kill, he is also permitted to hold a memorial service over the victim.
Such is the incredible irreverency that permeates every page of this highly addictive parody of another chap names Bond. Israel Bond lives a double life. On the surface is the fun-loving man-about-town party-going public relations man. Undercover, he is a licensed-to-kill agent for his country's Secret Service.
One of his clients in his overt work is Mother Margolies' Chicken Soup, on whose behalf he is traveling getting financial support for Israel (the country). This gives him a cover for travelling to the various places that the enemies of Israel (the country, again, well, both actually) may be striking. Topping the enemies list is the very dangerous Syrian Corps of Heroes for Murdering Unmercifully Killing Kikes, or SCHMUKK.
When he is not attending fund raisers or fighting enemy agents, Bond is usually having a libation or in the arms of a beautiful woman, or both. He has a great eye for the ladies and, with his glib speil and his handsome physique, he draws them to him from everywhere. Unfortunately, this sometimes includes the enemy camp which can prove embarrassing.
Sol Weinstein made his reputation writing very funny parodies of all sorts, leaving nothing unskewered, though always with humor, not malice, in mind. The tales of espionage and Jewish folklore that make up the Israel Bond series found their way into the pages of Playboy magazine during the mid-1960's, shortly after Ian Fleming's interview in that magazine and after his untimely death. Which may be why Weinstein thought he could get away with them!
Note: I heard from the publisher of Combustoica/About Comics who said the following:
"... we've brought the entire series back into print, including editions for the Kindle and Nook and iPad and such.. and the books have a new editorial polish by the original author! There's even an all-in-one-volume omnibus. You can see more info at http://Oy-Oy-7.com."
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