JAMES BOND

 
Full Name: James Bond
Codename: 007
Nationality: British
Organization: British Secret Service
Occupation Agent

Creator: Ian Fleming
Time Span: 1953 - 2018
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Born of a Scottish father named Andrew and a Swiss mother named Monique Delacroix, James's early years were apparently good and comfortable. This changed drastically at the age of 11 when his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges mountains. From then on he had to live with Miss Charmain Bond, his father's sister.
       Bond was accepted into Eton but he lasted hardly a year before an unfortunate incident with a school maid gets him expelled. From there he was forced to attend military school. This lasted until WWII began and he felt the urge to sign up.
       Serving with distinction in the underground, he saw action in many different areas such as Germany, France, Russia, Italy, and Spain. The service also saw him living for several months in Monte Carlo monitoring the actions of enemy agents and it was here that he gained such expertise at and confidence with cards that he is considered an authority at all forms of card play. By the end of the war, he had risen to the rank of Commander and, with the armistice signed, retired.
       The duties he performed for the Ministry of Defence during the war brought the invitation to stay with that department as a civilian. The 'Double-O' branch was established and M was brought in to bring order and control. Under the demanding tutelage of this unrelenting leader, Bond became the ultimate in secret agent.

       In appearance, Bond is a ruggedly handsome man. There are several references to his looks being like the American singer/actor/bandleader Hoagie Carmichael. Most women consider him good looking but there is never a doubt that he has a coldness to his eyes and a cruel bent to his mouth.
       His taste in food and alcohol is exceptional and his desire for only the best shows up constantly, an interesting twist for a man who can survive on his own virtually anywhere. One night he might be entertaining a lovely lady in a restaurant, commenting on the bouquet of an expensive cabernet and the next night downing rot-gut tequila in a dive while awaiting a contact. This shows his appreciation for and knowledge of the finer things in life while able to endure far less.
       In clothes, Bond has few betters. He has his personal tailor make for him the perfect suits and since he usually maintains his physique in terrific condition, their fit is exquisite.
       Back in the Fleming days when smoking was nowhere as denigrated as it now is, Bond smoked considerably and even here his tastes for the best were revealed as he had his own unique blend of cigarettes personnally made for him by Morland of Grosvenor Street. Complete with their own banding, they were a mixture of Balkan and Turkish tobaccoes.

       Over the years, especially as various authors recounted his adventures, Bond ages and is forced by time and Mother Nature to cut back on the rich foods, prodigious amounts of spirits and his love of tobacco is left by the wayside. In some cases he is shown to be more human and more sympathetic to others.
       But he is always a man on a mission - a man who has a license to kill and no qualms about doing so.

BOOKS

Number of Books:49
First Appearance:1953
Last Appearance:2015

       He is the Granddaddy of them all! I understand and appreciate that there were many before him but my statement remains. He is the Granddaddy.
       There are many spies in fiction which many might claim are better than Bond. George Smiley is certainly smarter. Quiller is more adaptive. Sam Durell is more resilient. And so on.
       No one, however, can ever take the place of Bond.
       I'll be the first to admit that Bond stands at the pinnacle that he does because of the movies. Certainly, no other spy character has anywhere as many movies as Bond. Helm had three, Flint had one, Quiller had one, Smiley had two, and so one. Bond has 19 (or 21 depending on how you look at them).
       But the fact remains that when you think of a spy, you think of James Bond. Pick any ten people off the street in any city in the world, ask about what spy they know best, and nine will say James Bond!
       You have to wonder how Ian Fleming would have felt about the overwhelming dominance his creation enjoys. Forty years after his death, his character is still being written about and still being represented in film.
       That's a helluva legacy!
       After Fleming passed away, other authors were hired to continue the sage of 007. They include:
       A friend of Ian Fleming, Kingsley Amis was selected to start a new series of James Bond books four years after Fleming's death. An accomplished author, Amis brought to the series years of quality writing experience. It had been planned that a progression of various authors would continue to produce Bond novels but then that plan fell apart.

       When the 10th movie was being planned, the director, Lewis Gilbert, brought in Christopher Wood in to help write the screenplay. His work was so well received that he was given the opportunity to write the next one as well. With the script duty came the opportunity to write these book tie-ins. His two semi-original works were given names similar to the originals to show they were close but not the same books.
       Except for Wood's almost pastiches, there was nothing new on the Bond shelves from 1968 until 1981.

       Back in 1961, John Gardner had such disparaging attitudes towards the character of James Bond that he went so far as to create one heckuva spoof character, the wonderful Boysie Oakes, who was everything that Bond was not. Twenty years later, Gardner is chosen to bring Bond back to life in a new series. Apparently his attitude changed. He brought the agent somewhat uptodate and though he aged the man a tad and explained his absence by indicating the Double-O section had been discontinued. Bond came across as older and wiser and not so ready to leap before looking.
       Gardner produced more original Bond works than Fleming did, coming up with 14 original adventures and two novelizations of movies.

       The gap between the Gardner era and the next was just one year, riding on the fresh popularity to Bond that Pierce Brosnan's protrayal was producing.
       Raymond Benson is without a doubt a James Bond fan, something one could never really suspect John Gardner of being. He was a director of the Ian Fleming Foundation and was, for several years, a vice-president of the American James Bond 007 Fan Club. Best of all, he wrote the James Bond Beside Companion which was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe award and is considered by many as a definitive guide to the Secret Agent.
       Even more important was the fact that Mr. Benson was a pretty impressive author and his version of the character was, again IMHO, very well done. He brought back an edge to the spy and made him a man you did not want to anger. His tales were sharp and crisp and felt fresh. Though he did not write quite as many as Gardner, he did come up with 6 originals and 3 novelizations.

       After the Benson years, a half decade passed before the next iteration of Bond. This was what amounted to a one-shot work by Sebastian Faulks.

       Acclaimed mystery/suspense writer Jeffrey Deaver was then asked to try his hand at Bond and he came up with one book as well.

       2013 saw William Boyd try his hand at a Bond adventure.

1 Casino Royale Casino Royale
aka You Asked For It
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1953

Bond is the weapon chosen to strike back at SMERSH for the death of too many agents. The target is the French communist named le Chiffre, a conduit for payments made around Europe. The weapon is chemin de fer, a more exciting version of Baccarat, where Bond tries to bankrupt the French agent. Even better, there is a torture scene that will make any male squirm.

2 Live And Let Die Live And Let Die
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1954

Inside the confines of Harlem, the notorious Mr. Big is carrying out the smuggling of gold into the United States to fund his many nefarious criminal acts. The gold is coming from Jamaica and that interests Her Majesty's government. Even more interesting to Bond is the evidence that Mr. Big is also working for SMERSH.

3 Moonraker Moonraker
aka Too Hot To Handle
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1955

M wonders if powerful British industrialist, Hugo Drax, is a cheat at more than cards. Drax is in charge of Britain's very important Moonraker project, which Bond finds is hiding something sinister.

4 Diamonds Are Forever Diamonds Are Forever
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1956

The Spangled Mob, an international band of criminals, has created an almost foolproof method of smuggling diamonds from the mines of South Africa to the United States, draining the economy of the UK in the process.

5 From Russia With Love From Russia With Love
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1957

SMERSH is back! Tired of his repeated interruptions of their plans, the Soviet spy organization comes up with a plan to capture the British agent to learn what he knows and then eliminate him.

6 Dr. No Dr. No
aka The Nude Girl of Nightmare Key
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1958

Who is the mysterious Dr. No and why has this part-Caucasian, part-Chinese scientist and industrialist locked himself on his island of Crab Key, off the coast of Jamaica, content with mining bird poop?

7 Goldfinger Goldfinger
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1959

Auric Goldfinger loves gold. It is his obsession, his delight, and his wealth. He has tremendous amounts and would love more. He plans to make his worth more by make others worthless.

8 For Your Eyes Only For Your Eyes Only
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1960

This book is a collection of five short stories:
For Your Eyes Only
From A View To A Kill
Quantum of Solace
The Hildebrand Rarity
Risico

9 Thunderball Thunderball
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1961

SPECTRE hatches its dastardly plan is to hijack a NATO plane, crash it into the ocean, and take from its submerged cargo hold two nuclear missiles to extort millions.

10 The Spy Who Loved Me The Spy Who Loved Me
aka Motel Nymph
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1962

The woman hired to take care of an empty motel is being hunted by two quite sadistic men. When Bond gets a flat tire and rents a room, he steps into the middle of a frightening situation and has to fight to just survive the night.
Note: an abbreviated version of the story appeared in Stag Magazine #1 in 1964 under the title Motel Nymph.

11 On Her Majesty's Secret Service On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1963

After years of loving and leaving ladies, Bond has met, fallen for, and married a woman named Tracy di Vincenzo, the willful daughter of the head of the Union Corse, a criminal organization. Bond is in the area to track down the leader of SPECTRE, not fall in love and he finds the two do not mix.

12 You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1963

At the death of his wife, Bond undergoes a breakdown. M gives him one more chance to save his career. He is temporarily assigned to the diplomatic corps and sent to work as liaison with the Japanese Secret Service. The first assignment is investigating the mysterious Mr. Shatterhand.

13 The Man With The Golden Gun The Man With The Golden Gun
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1965

After being captured and brainwashed by the Soviets to kill M, Bond is given a chance to redeem himself and is sent after the most dangerous assassin at work today, a man named Scaramanga, a man who uses a trademark golden gun. This book was finished by Kingsley Amis.

14 Octopussy and the Living Daylights Octopussy and the Living Daylights
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1966

Published after Fleming's death, the book initially contained two novellas but in subsequent editions, two more short stories were added. These stories are:
Octopussy
The Living Daylights
The Property of a Lady
007 In New York

15 Colonel Sun Colonel Sun
Written by Kingsley Amis
Copyright: 1968

Agents of Colonel Sun attack the private estate of M, kill in a brutal manner his servants of many years, and take him prisoner. Within a few minutes, he is smuggled out of the country to Greece. It is Bond's task to go there to free his boss and friend.

16 James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me
Written by Christopher Wood
Copyright: 1977

Based on the movie, this book tells the adventure of James Bond against the maniacal Karl Stromberg, a wealthy villain with a crazed plan for world destruction as Stromberg would like to destroy all life on the surface world, leaving the only remaining humanity under his control in his underwater world.

17 James Bond and Moonraker James Bond and Moonraker
Written by Christopher Wood
Copyright: 1979

The basic concept of this book is similar to the Fleming novel in that millionaire Hugo Drax is out to destroy the British nation using the space program as his weapon. In this adventure, though, it is a space shuttle that carries the weapon and which is hijacked. It is up to Bond to free the vessel.

18 License Renewed License Renewed
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1981

Anton Murik is a nuclear physicist with a major chip on his shoulder. Having had his design for a safe nuclear power plant ignored by the industry and his ideas ridiculed by the academic community, he is out to prove he is right. This will need the meltdown of six different reactors across Europe. With the 00 service mothballed due to budget restraints, the Secret Service has only one agent still around to send so James Bond, who now has his license to kill renewed.

19 For Special Services For Special Services
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1982

SPECTRE has returned, resurrected by a new Number One and its plan is as audacious as those it had before. It starts with the hijacking of Flight BA12 and goes on from there. To help Bond fight the resurgent crime group, the beautiful Cedar Leiter appears, daughter of Bond's old friend, Felix.

20 Icebreaker Icebreaker
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1983

When a neo-Nazi group rears up and shows it has the power to bring about mass destruction, several agencies about the world know they must work together to bring down this new danger. The British send Bond to join with the CIA and the Mossad, which is understandable to Bond, but also the KGB, which is not.

21 Role Of Honor Role Of Honor
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1984

M feels that Dr Jay Autem Holy, who died in a plane crash some time back. is really alive, living as Professor Jason St John-Finnes and operating a successful computer software game company. He further believes that Holy is using the game company to plan and practice amazing thefts before actually carrying them out.

22 Nobody Lives Forever Nobody Lives Forever
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1986

After years of stopping nefarious plans of a wide number of villains, it is not hard to believe there are many people who would like to see James Bond dead. Still, it is not every foe that would issue an offer of ten million Swiss francs to see him put away. Now someone has.

23 No Deals, Mr. Bond No Deals, Mr. Bond
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1987

Five years ago, Bond helped rescue five beautiful agents taking part in Operation Cream Cake from East Germany just ahead of a death squad. These women were then given new identities and the mission ended. Now two of the women have been found dead and it looks like the long-dissolved SMERSH is back.

24 Scorpius Scorpius
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1988

When the pretty young girl was fished out of Thames river, two items in her possession proved of interest. The first was the phone number of James Bond. The second was a credit card, made out to her, from the 'Meek Ones', a religious organization what seems to be anything but meek.

25 Win, Lose Or Die Win, Lose Or Die
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1989

They are known as the Brotherhood of Anarchy and Secret Terror (BAST). Under the leadership of Bassam Baradj, this group of terrororists-for-profit have a scheme that is stunning in its scope, namely crash a top level summit and kidnap Thatcher, Reagan, and Gorbachev and ransom them back.

26 Licence To Kill Licence To Kill
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1989

This book, a novelization of the 16th MGM movie, is a strong tale of revenge. It starts with a capture of a major drug lord by Felix Leiter with some help from Bond. The drug lord gets free and takes his revenge on Leiter and his new wife. Bond is then out for his own revenge.

27 Brokenclaw Brokenclaw
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1990

6'6" tall with incredible strength, Brokenclaw Lee is a half-Chinese, half Blackfoot who has an insatiable hunger for sex while controlling an vast underground criminal network. On vacation in Vancouver, Bond encounters him, gets interested, and digs deeper. The man is not happy with the attention.

28 The Man From Barbarossa The Man From Barbarossa
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1991

Who are the Scales of Justice? Supposedly a group of Russian dissidents, they kidnap a New Jersey man, claim he is a Nazi war criminal and demand the Soviet Union try the man in public for his crimes, M sends Bond to uncover the truth but again he must work with the KGB.

29 Death Is Forever Death Is Forever
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1992

Why are the agents of Cabal dieing? Men and women working for Britain's highly secret spy network inside East Germany are getting killed and there is little to go on as to who is taking them out. Bond is sent to investigate.

30 Never Send Flowers Never Send Flowers
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1993

A serial killer is at work across Europe, targeting several highly visible targets. The latest victim is an MI-5 agent visiting in Switzerland. M sends Bond to hunt for this assasin who sends a single white rose, tip dipped in red, to each funeral.

31 Seafire Seafire
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1994

Sir Maxwell Tarn is, to most people, a self-made billionaire known for being flashy and interesting. To the Intelligence communities, he is one of the largest arms-traders operating, a purveyor of death devices to groups all over the world. To thousands of Germans inside the reunited Germany, he is next Fuhrer.

32 Goldeneye Goldeneye
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1995

This movie tie-in is apparently based on an early script and not the actual released film and has some intersting differences. The Goldeneye is a Russian space-based laser with the ability to destroy any target on the planet. The new M wants Bond to destroy it and those controlling it.

33 Cold Fall Cold Fall
aka Cold
Written by John Gardner
Copyright: 1996

This adventure deals with the Children of the Last Days, as they call themselves. The book works in two parts, four years apart. In the first section, M directs Bond to see if COLD is a danger. The second part sees M finally retiring and his wife, a former agent, asking Bond to help her check again.

34 Zero Minus Ten Zero Minus Ten
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1997

Hong Kong, 1997. The hopes for a seamless transition are shattered as a series of terrorist attacks change the peace into the possibility of war. Bond is sent to investigate and soon begins to suspect the rich businessman, Guy Thackeray, CEO of EurAsia.

35 Tomorrow Never Dies Tomorrow Never Dies
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1997

Elliot Carver controls the news or so he wants. He owns newspapers, radio stations, television stations, and book publishers. With his new satellites he plans to complete the awesome Carver News Network, bringing the news to every part of the world. He just needs a war to make it pay off so he orchestrates one.

36 The Facts Of Death The Facts Of Death
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1998

The Numbers Killer is a strange murderer. He likes to leave small symbols, Greek god figurines with numbers on them, behind at each of his killings. First was a British agent in Athens. Then two on a British base in Cyprus. The fourth is Sir Alfred Hutchinson, the paramour of the new M.

37 The World Is Not Enough The World Is Not Enough
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1999

The death of Sir Robert King in the offices of the British Secret Service from explosive money recovered by Bond makes he and M determined to stop whoever is behind it. It is feared that King's daughter, working to complete the King Pipeline across Asia Minor, may be next so Bondis sent to act as her bodyguard.

38 High Time To Kill High Time To Kill
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1999

The material has the prosaic name of 'Skin 17' but it is the solution to an aerodynamic quandary plaguing the industry for years. Planes reaching Mach 7 are victim to common dust in the atmosphere, wrecking havoc when going that fast. Skin 17 counters that but the formula has been stolen from the British lab that had created it.

39 Doubleshot Doubleshot
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2000

The Union can hold a grudge. James Bond had the audacity to challenge them in their theft of Skin 17 and preventing its sale. Now they want revenge as a lesson to all who might think to interfere with their plans.

40 Never Dream Of Dying Never Dream Of Dying
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2001

Bond comes quickly to the conclusion that the infamous Union group was behind a rash of new crimes including a police raid that went horribly wrong. Determined to bring to an end, he travels to Paris and a beautiful movie star named Tylyn who represents an opening to the top of the criminal organization.

41 Die Another Day Die Another Day
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2002

Bond is captured by a rogue North Korean general and held prisoner for 18 months. Finally freed, he is now suspected by his own MI6 of having talked and must prove his innocence. This takes him to Iceland to combat a phenomenally rich industrialist with a wicked plan against the world.

42 The Man With The Red Tattoo The Man With The Red Tattoo
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2002

Working with an old friend from You Only Live Twice, Bond is in Japan tracking down the secretive terrorist behind the death of a noted scientist and his family, using a deadly strain of West Nile virus. If the mad man cannot be stopped, tens of thousands would be in danger.

43 Quantum of Solace - the Complete James Bond Short Stories Quantum of Solace - the Complete James Bond Short Stories
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 2008

Collection of all 9 of Ian Fleming's Bond short stories. See Novellas and Short Stories section for more information.

44 Devil May Care Devil May Care
Written by Sebastian Faulks
Copyright: 2008

Dr. Julius Gorner is out to flood Britain with a tremendous amount of heroin, all as a massive first attack in a scheme to take total control of the country. Bond, on a forced vacation, is pulled back by M to take action.

45 The Union Trilogy The Union Trilogy
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2008

Collection of three of Raymond Benson's Bond adventures: High Time To Kill, Doubleshot, and Never Dream of Dying. It also has the short story Blast From The Past.

46 Choice Of Weapons Choice Of Weapons
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 2010

Collection of three Raymond Benson Bond novels, Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death, and The Man With The Red Tattoo. It also contains two of Benson's Bond short stories, Live At Five and Midsummer Night's Doom.

47 Carte Blanche Carte Blanche
Written by Jeffrey Deaver
Copyright: 2011

In this newest incarnation of Bond, he is a veteran of the Afghan War who is recruited into a new agency, the OGD, which has been created to more covertly handle matters that the other agencies cannot. His first major mission is to stop a terrorist attack planned for within the week.

48 Solo Solo
Written by William Boyd
Copyright: 2013

When the civil war in the African nation of Zanzarim reaches the attention of MI6, M decides to find out who is backing the rebels. James Bond is the agent he sends to uncover the truth, a puzzle that Bond learns has many pieces, most of them deadly.

49 Trigger Mortis Trigger Mortis
Written by Anthony Horowitz
Copyright: 2015

The Grand Prix at Nurburgring has one of the most dangerous tracks in the world and the Russians are planning on making it even more so. James Bond is also there as a driver but the twists and turns off the track will be even more deadly and exciting.

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:15
First Appearance:1959
Last Appearance:2009

In 1959 an author named J. M. Harwood (Johanna Harwood) wrote a short story of a young James Bond that was published in the UK magazine Nursery World on September 3rd 1959. It was reprinted in the UK magazines Now & Then in 1960 and Cinema Retro in 2012. Johanna Harwood is better known as one of the screenwriters for the first 2 Bond movies. Sources say that this story is unauthorized, but I've found that Ian Fleming himself gave his consent and blessing. In my view and opinion, that makes it an official and authorized story. But, you can judge for yourself. It is parody of sorts anyway.

1 Murder On Wheels Murder On Wheels
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: -

Unpublished short story written as an episode for a TV show. Bond's task is to stop the Soviets from sabotaging a race at Nuremburg. This story is being rewritten and made a part of the upcoming Bond novel.

2 From A View To A Kill From A View To A Kill
aka James Bond and the Murder Before Breakfast, aka Paris Courier, aka The Rough With The Smooth
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1959

Originally published in the Daily Express and later as a story in For Your Eyes Only. Bond must find out who the killer was that murdered a courier and stole top-secret documents.

3 Quantum Of Solace Quantum Of Solace
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1959

Published in Cosmopolitan and later as a story in For Your Eyes Only. Attending a dinner party a British Ambassador is giving, Bond is told the story of a rich man's marriage to a stewardess and how it sadly goes wrong, making Bond realize that everyday life has its own dangers.

4 Some Are Born Great Some Are Born Great
Written by J. M. Harwood
Copyright: 1959

First published in the UK magazine Nursery World and a year later in the magazine Now & Then. A very young James Bond plays a card game with an older woman called Nannie.

5 The Hildebrand Rarity The Hildebrand Rarity
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1960

Originally published in Playboy Magazine and later as a story in For Your Eyes Only. While in the Seychelles, Bond is invited on a fishing trip but soon learns that his rich host is an extremely abusive man who tortures his wife. When Bond finds the man dead, he decides to make it look like a lost-at-sea incident.

6 For Your Eyes Only For Your Eyes Only
aka Man's Work, aka Death Leaves An Echo
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1960

A short story published in the book of the same name. A couple living in Jamaica and close friends of M are murdered when they refuse to sell their estate to a gangster. Fearing their adult daughter would be next, M sends James Bond to protect her but she is already working on revenge.

7 Risico Risico
aka The Double Take and The Death Peddler
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1960

First published in The Daily Express and then in For Your Eyes Only. Bond's mission is to put a crimp in the drug smuggling into England from Italy. He is told to use a man named Kristatos who wants Bond's help to take out a villain named Columbo. Which one is the real bad guy becomes the problem.

8 The Living Daylights The Living Daylights
aka Berlin Escape, aka Trigger Finger
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1962

This first appears in Britain's The Sunday Times color supplement and later as a novella in Octopussy. Bond is in East Berlin to stop a sniper assassin from killing a defector. As he is about to shoot the sniper, he realizes she is a talented cellist that Bond recently listened to, leaving him with a difficult choice.

9 007 In New York 007 In New York
aka Agent 007 in New York
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1963

First seeing ink in the New York Herald Tribune and later as an extra in Fleming's travelogue Thrilling Cities, it was added on a later edition of Octopussy. Bond has been sent to New York to warn a former operative now living with a KGB agent that the CIA is closing in on her.

10 The Property of a Lady The Property of a Lady
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1963

First shown in Sotheby's yearly publication Ivory Hammer, it was added to the collection in Octopussy in a later edition. A double agent really working for the KGB is going to be paid by putting for auction a rare Fabergé egg. Bond is sent to observe the auction to spot a new KGB agent.

11 Octopussy Octopussy
Written by Ian Fleming
Copyright: 1965

This story was serialized in the Daily Express before becoming the lead story in the book named for it. Bond plays a small role in a story about a British officer who, near the end of WWII, kills a Nazi officer moving a supply of gold and steals it for himself. Now, many years later, the true is coming out and Bond is sent to get him.

12 Blast From The Past Blast From The Past
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1997

First printed in Playboy and later included in the collection The Union Trilogy. This story tells of how James Suzuki, Bond's son, sends word from New York that he needs to talk to Bond. When Bond arrives, his son is dead, killed by his old enemy, Irma Bund, for revenge. Now it is Bond's turn.

13 Midsummer Night's Doom Midsummer Night's Doom
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1999

Another short story for the pages of Playboy. Bond attends a part at Hugh Hefner's mansion to watch for the passing of secrets to a Russian mafiya member.

14 Live At Five Live At Five
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1999

For the pages of TV Guide. Bond is on his way to a date with a female reporter when he thinks back on the time he helped a Russian figure skater defect in front of live cameras.

15 A Hard Man To Kill A Hard Man To Kill
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2009

A short story about Young James Bond. Bond and his aunt are taking a cruise back to England from the Caribbean when they have dealings with a nasty villain named Emil Lefebvre.

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:15
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:2017

1 The James Bond 007 Annual 1966 The James Bond 007 Annual 1966
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1965

Published by World Distributors

2 The James Bond 007 Annual 1967 The James Bond 007 Annual 1967
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1966

Published by World Distributors

3 The James Bond 007 Annual 1969 The James Bond 007 Annual 1969
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

Published by World Distributors

4 James Bond 007 Moonraker Special (1980) James Bond 007 Moonraker Special (1980)
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1979

Published by World Distributors

5 James Bond 007 For Your Eyes Only Special (1982) James Bond 007 For Your Eyes Only Special (1982)
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1981

Published by Marvel & Grandreams

6 James Bond 007 Octopussy Special (1984) James Bond 007 Octopussy Special (1984)
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1983

Published by Marvel & Grandreams

7 SilverFin SilverFin
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2005

On his first days at Eton College, James Bond, age 13, comes into contact with the school bully, son of a wealthy arms dealers. Things take a sinister turn as, during a break for the Easter holiday, he undertakes a search that leads him to a castle in Scotland which contains a danger to more than just the young Bond.

8 Blood Fever Blood Fever
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2006

Still in his first year at Eton, young Bond becomes a member of a secret group known as the Danger Society. When summer comes, he heads to Sardinia where, with his older cousin, they discover that a secret society called the Millenaria, thought long gone, is still going and plotting the return of the Roman Empire.

9 Double Or Die Double Or Die
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2007

During the Christmas break, young Bond goes in search of a missing teacher and comes into conflict with a band of Russian spies stealing computer secrets.

10 Hurricane Gold Hurricane Gold
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2007

On another vacation, this time in the Caribbean, young Bond tries to stop a robbery and ends up chasing the thieves across the entire region, including into Mayan territory of Mexico.

11 By Royal Command By Royal Command
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2008

In this adventure, young Bond is forced to leave Eton because of an incident with a maid but ends up on the hunt of something sinister that takes him around Europe.

11.5 Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier
Written by Charlie Higson
Copyright: 2009

Largely a non-fiction addition to the Young Bond series, filled with details of his life, travels, and other facts. It also has the short story A Hard Man To Kill set between books 4 and 5 in which Bond has an adventure onboard a cruise ship heading back to England.

12 Shoot To Kill Shoot To Kill
Written by Steve Cole
Copyright: 2014

On a summer vacation to Los Angeles, James Bond and two friends accidentally come into possession of a gruesome movie reel and find themselves involved in a case of murder and darker conspiracy.

13 Heads You Die Heads You Die
Written by Steve Cole
Copyright: 2016

Young Bond is in Cuba on vacation when an old friend finds himself in trouble with a very lethal killer and Bond decides he must step in.

14 Strike Lightning Strike Lightning
Written by Steve Cole
Copyright: 2016

At school, young James Bond comes across the site of a horrible "accident", or at least that is what his school wants him to think it was. As he later takes a trip to the Continent, events unfold that let him know something very wrong is underway.

15 Red Nemesis Red Nemesis
Written by Steve Cole
Copyright: 2017

Book not yet released - plot unknown

MOVIES

Number of Movies:27
First Appearance:1954
Last Appearance:2015

       While much has been said over the years, including by myself, about how President Kennedy's naming of a James Bond book as one of his favorites putting the Ian Fleming series on the map, it was the terrific splash made by Dr. No that made "Bond, James Bond" a household name that 50 years later can still bring hundreds of millions of dollars to a study with a new release.
       Along the way an army of naysayers have attacked the agent for a myriad of offenses. Mysoginistic. Egotistical. Machismo. Violent. Deadly. Lots and lots of adjectives, many of them damning. Many of them quite true though the degree can be open to debate. But through all that, the old adage about such larger-than-life characters, "Women want to know him. Men want to be him", remains true.
       The face of Bond has changed over the years as the people playing him have come and gone. Sean Connery, the archetype, was ruggedly handsome and almost brutal in his approach to everything but he had such a magnitism it was impossible to get away. George Lazenby was, well, a one-timer. Roger Moore gave Bond a playfulness at times that no one had expected from the character and it was fun for a while (this IMHO). Timothy Dalton was earnest when, unfortunately, no one apparently wanted earnest. I really liked this version but he was too severe and not enough "let's enjoy life while we risk ours". Pierce Brosnan brought back the tad more devil-may-care interpretation and held my interest for the first couple of movies then lost it in the fourth with an invisible car. Then after a half decade wait, Daniel Craig brings a new and fantastic take on the character that hooked me good.
       Whichever actor and representation fits your fancy, Bond is definitely here to stay.

       You will notice an odd numbering to the movies shown below. There are 26 movies listed. When the latest, as of this writing, came out, Skyfall, it was billed as the 23rd Bond movie and Bond purists will hold anyone to that number and rightly so.
       The number refers to those coming from Eon Productions, the company run for many years by Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. That outfit acquired the rights and came out with the first Sean Connery movie in 1962 and has been the power behind the cellulod juggernaut ever since. The company came into existance largely just to create the Bond films because Broccoli's former partner, Irving Allen, had no interest in them. Though both gentleman would eventually pass away, the legacy of their vision remains and the company still produces exciting action dramas every couple of years.
       The remaining three entries are the outcasts.
       Shortly after creating Bond, Ian Fleming sold the video rights to the first book, Casino Royale. Before the phrase made-for-television movie became common, the practice was well established. Numerous shows were ..... [in progress]
       

0.5 Casino Royale Casino Royale
Director: William H. Brown, jr
Writers: Ian Fleming, Antony Ellis, Charles Bennett
Actors: Barry Nelson as James Bond, Peter Lorre as LeChiffre, Linda Christian as Valerie Mathis, Michael Pate as Clarence Leiter
Released: 1954

CIA agent James Bond must beat crime boss LeChiffre at Baccarat at the Casino Royale while keeping from being killed himself. This was a made-for-tv movie shown on Oct 21, 1954 as Season 1, Episode 3 of Climax! on CBS.

1 Dr. No Dr. No
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: Berkely Mather, Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No, Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
Released: 1962

The diabolical Dr. No has taken a Caribbean island as his fortress where he is creating a very dangerous weapon on behalf of Spectre.

2 From Russia With Love From Russia With Love
Director: Terence Young
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Robert Shaw as Grant, Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova, Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb, Bernard Lee as M
Released: 1963

A plot to kill James Bond involves a beautiful Soviet woman and an encryption device stolen by SPECTRE.

3 Goldfinger Goldfinger
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: Paul Dehn, Richard Maibaum
Actors: Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson, Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, Gert Frobe as Auric Goldfinger, Sean Connery as James Bond, Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson, Harold Sakata as Oddjob
Released: 1964

Goldfinger has a plan to irradiate all of the gold in Fort Knox, driving the worth of his own gold incredibly high.

4 Thunderball Thunderball
Director: Terence Young
Writers: Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham, Kevin McClory
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Claudine Auger as Domino, Adolfo Celi as Largo, Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona, Rik Van Nutter as Felix Leiter
Released: 1965

Two nuclear weapons are stolen by SPECTRE from a downed NATO bomber in the Caribbean. It is up to James Bond to locate them and get them back.

4.5 Casino Royale Casino Royale
Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes
Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers
Actors: David Niven as James Bond, Peter Sellers as Evelyn Tremble / James Bond, Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd / James Bond, Orson Welles as Le Chiffre, Joanna Pettet as Mata Bond, Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond
Released: 1967

A spoof of the spy genre and decidedly not part of the "canon", this tells the story of Sir James Bond who is brought back from retirement to fight SMERSH.

5 You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writers: Roald Dahl, Harold Jack Bloom
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Tetsuro Tanba as Tiger Tanaka, Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki, Akiko Wakabayashi as Aki
Released: 1967

A series of spacejackings is leading to nuclear war unless James Bond travels to Japan to work with their Secret Service to stop SPECTRE.

6 On Her Majesty's Secret Service On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Simon Raven
Actors: George Lazenby as James Bond, Diana Rigg as Tracy, Telly Savalas as Blofeld, Gabriele Ferzetti as Draco
Released: 1969

Going undercover in the Alps to learn the reason why SPECTRE boss Blofeld is conducting research there, James Bond meets and falls in love with a crime boss's daughter.

7 Diamonds Are Forever Diamonds Are Forever
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Jill St. John as Tiffany Case, Charles Gray as Blofeld, Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole
Released: 1971

Diamond smuggling, threatening to destroy the trade and harm England's economy, brings James Bond to Las Vegas and again up against Ernst Blofeld.

8 Live And Let Die Live And Let Die
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writer: Tom Mankiewicz
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Jane Seymour as Solitaire, Yaphet Kotto as Mr. Big, David Hedison as Felix Leiter
Released: 1973

A dangerous heroin drug lord with a great plan for flooding the US with his goods is the target for James Bond.

9 The Man With The Golden Gun The Man With The Golden Gun
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Christopher Lee as Scaramanga, Britt Ekland as Goodnight, Maud Adams as Andrea
Released: 1974

A bullet with Bond's name on it is discovered letting the Secret Service know he is the next target for the world's deadliest assassin, Scaramanga.

10 The Spy Who Loved Me The Spy Who Loved Me
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writers: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova, Curd Jurgens as Karl Stromberg, Richard Kiel as Jaws
Released: 1977

Both British and Soviet submarines with nuclear weapons onboard are hijacked and James Bond is sent to stop whoever is behind it.

11 Moonraker Moonraker
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writer: Christopher Wood
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Lois Chiles as Dr. Holly Goodhead, Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax, Richard Kiel as Jaws
Released: 1979

A space shuttle is hijacked in mid-air and is going to be used to commit genocide on a global scale unless James Bond can stop the madman behind the plot.

12 For Your Eyes Only For Your Eyes Only
Director: John Glen
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock, Topol as Milos Columbo, Lynn-Holly Johnson as Bibi Dahl
Released: 1981

A British encryption device has been stolen and James Bond is sent to get it back. He first goes up against and later joins in with a beautiful woman out for revenge against the same group.

12.5 Never Say Never Again Never Say Never Again
Director: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Lorenzo Semple, Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming
Actors: Sean Connery as James Bond, Kim Basinger as Domino Petachi, Klaus Maria Brandauer as Maximillian Largo, Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush
Released: 1983

A remake of Thunderball considered outside the normal counting of Bond films, this tells of an older Bond being brought back into the service to locate two nuclear weapons stolen by SPECTRE.

13 Octopussy Octopussy
Director: John Glen
Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Maud Adams as Octopussy, Louis Jourdan as Kamal Khan, Kristina Wayborn as Magda
Released: 1983

A jewel smuggling operation by the shadowy figure called Octopussy is financing a planned nuclear attack against NATO.

14 A View To A Kill A View To A Kill
Director: John Glen
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Actors: Roger Moore as James Bond, Christopher Walken as Max Zorin, Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton, Grace Jones as May Day
Released: 1985

A horse-racing scam is a tip of the iceberg in a scheme by a major industrialist to destroy Silicon Valley thus giving him a major control of the microchip industry.

15 The Living Daylights The Living Daylights
Director: John Glen
Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Actors: Timothy Dalton as James Bond, Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy, Jeroen Krabbe as General Koskov, Joe Don Baker as Brad Whitaker
Released: 1987

An American and a Soviet are trying to start another world war and James Bond must travel literally around the world to stop the two.

16 Licence To Kill Licence To Kill
Director: John Glen
Writers: Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum
Actors: Timothy Dalton as James Bond, Carey Lowell as Paum Bouvier, Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez, Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora
Released: 1989

When a drug lord, angry at an old friend of Bond, kills the man's wife and tortures the man, James Bond vows to bring him down.

17 GoldenEye GoldenEye
Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Bruce Feirstein, Jeffrey Caine, Michael France
Actors: Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova, Famke Jannsen as Xenia Onatopp, Judi Dench as M
Released: 1995

Working with the only survivor of a Russian research facility destroyed in an explosion, James Bond must stop the hijacking of a major space weapon by a Soviet general and a former British spy.

18 Tomorrow Never Dies Tomorrow Never Dies
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Writer: Bruce Feirstein
Actors: Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver, Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin, Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver, Ricky Jay as Henry Gupta
Released: 1997

A major media mogul has plans for controlling all of the world's news by starting a war between the US and China and being the best source for details.

19 The World Is Not Enough The World Is Not Enough
Director: Michael Apted
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Bruce Feirstein
Actors: Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Sophie Marceau as Elektra King, Robert Carlyle as Renard, Denise Richards as Christmas Jones, Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky
Released: 1999

Trying to protect an oil heiress who is building a pipeline across war-torn land, James Bond discovers she is planning to destroy competing ventures to control a huge share of the market.

20 Die Another Day Die Another Day
Director: Lee Tamahori
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Actors: Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson, Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves, Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost, Rick Yune as Zao
Released: 2002

A diamond mogul who has mysterious ties with North Korea is involved in a scheme to create a major space weapon and using it to extort the rest of the world.

21 Casino Royale Casino Royale
Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
Actors: Daniel Craig as James Bond, Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, Judi Dench as M
Released: 2006

Newly chosen for the Double-O program, James Bond must stop an arms dealer by beating him at a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale but there is more than luck against him.

22 Quantum Of Solace Quantum Of Solace
Director: Marc Forster
Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Actors: Daniel Craig as James Bond, Olga Kurylenko as Camille, Mathieu Armalric as Dominic Greene, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, Judi Dench as M
Released: 2008

As he seeks a way to stop a shadowy group from destroying a country's main resource, James Bond is also looking for revenge against the people who killed his love.

23 Skyfall Skyfall
Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
Actors: Daniel Craig as James Bond, Javier Bardem as Silva, Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory, Judi Dench as M
Released: 2012

An old agent from MI6 has returned to get revenge on M and James Bond is caught in the middle, testing his loyalty for his boss.

24 Spectre Spectre
Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Robert Wade, Neal Purvis, John Logan
Actors: Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann
Released: 2015

M is fighting battles in the halls of government to keep the 00-section alive while James Bond is learning about a new international organization out to cause a lot of trouble for monetary gain, a group called Spectre.

RADIO

Number of Episodes:9
First Appearance:1956
Last Appearance:2018
Network:SAR,BBC

REGULAR CAST
Bob HolnessJames Bond [ 1 ]
Michael JaystonJames Bond [ 2 ]
Toby StephensJames Bond [ 3 ]
John StandingM [ 3 ]
Martin JarvisIan Fleming [ 3 ]

       Several runs were made at dramatizing the novels.
       The first was shortly after the books were published. It was presented by South African Radio (SBR).
       Three decades would go before another of the books was adapted, this time by the BBC and starred Michael Jayston, a man who played a major character in the first George Smiley mini-series and was Quiller in the one season television series.
       Nearly two more decades pass and the BBC bring out several more adaptations with Toby Stephens playing Bond. Stephens had also played Gustav Graves, the alter ego of the villain Colonel Moon in the Bond movie Die Another Day.

1 Moonraker
Episode 1-1, first aired 1956
Guest Star: Bob Holness as James Bond

Adaptation of the novel Moonraker with Hugo Drax out to destroy London with a rocket.

2 You Only Live Twice
Episode 2-1, first aired 12/15/1990
Director: Gordon House
Writer: Michael Bakewell
Guest Stars: Michael Jayston as James Bond, Clive Merrison as Tiger Tanaka, Sayo Inaba as Kissy Suzuki, Ronald Herdman as Blofeld

Dramatization of the Ian Fleming book of the same name. Bond is temporarily assigned to the diplomatic corps and sent to work as liaison with the Japanese Secret Service. The first assignment is investigating the mysterious Mr. Shatterhand.

3 Dr. No
Episode 3-1, first aired 05/24/2008
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Guest Stars: Toby Stephens as James Bond, David Suchet as Dr. No, John Standing as M, Janie Dee as Miss Moneypenny

Adaptation of the novel. Who is the mysterious Dr. No and why has this part-Caucasian, part-Chinese scientist and industrialist locked himself on his island of Crab Key, off the coast of Jamaica, content with mining bird poop?

4 Goldfinger
Episode 3-2, first aired 04/03/2010
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Toby Stephens as James Bond, Ian McKellen as Goldfinger, John Standing as M, Rosamund Pike as Pussy Galore, Lisa Dillan as Tilly Masterton, Jon David Yu as Oddjob

Adaptation of the novel. Auric Goldfinger loves gold. It is his obsession, his delight, and his wealth. He has tremendous amounts and would love more. He plans to make his worth more by make others worthless.

5 From Russia With Love
Episode 3-3, first aired 07/21/2012
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Olga Fedori as Tatiana Romanova, Eileen Atkins as Rosa Klebb, Tim Pigott-Smith as Darko Kerim

Dramatization of the Ian Fleming book of the same name. The KGB roll out a plan to capture Bond by using a beautiful agent and a Russian decoding device.

6 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Episode 3-4, first aired 05/03/2014
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Alfred Molina as Blofeld, Lisa Dillon as Tracy, Alex Jennings as Draco, Joanna Lumley as Irma Bunt

Dramatization of the Ian Fleming book of the same name. While half-heartedly looking for the evil Blofeld, Bond meets and falls in love with Tracy, daughter of a major crime boss.

7 Diamonds Are Forever
Episode 3-5, first aired 07/25/2015
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Toby Stephens as James Bond, John Standing as M, Lisa Dillon as Tiffany Case, Alan Shearman as Rufus B. Saye, Stacy Keach as Ernie Cureo

Dramatization of the book of the same name.

8 Thunderball
Episode 3-6, first aired 12/10/2016
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Janie Dee as Miss Moneypenny, Martin Jarvis as Ian Fleming, John Standing as M, Toby Stephens as James Bond, Julian Sands as Q, Alfred Molina as Blofeld, Ian Ogilvy as Sir John

Adaptation of Ian Fleming's 9th Book that was originally based on a unused screenplay he and others wrote back in 1959. The Western World is in real jeopardy and James Bond must prevent nuclear disaster.

9 Moonraker
Episode 3-7, first aired 03/31/2018
Director: Martin Jarvis
Writer: Archie Scottney
Guest Stars: Samuel West as Sir Hugo Drax, Martin Jarvis as Ian Fleming, John Standing as M, Toby Stephens as James Bond, Julian Sands as Q, Katherine Kingsley as Gala Brand

The 2nd adaptation of the 3rd James Bond novel by Ian Fleming. Sir Hugo Drax built an atomic rocket that he calls Moonraker. Bond and a female agent are sent to Drax's secret base after a double-murder. Here they discover treachery and can they stop a catastrophe?

COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Number of Issues:31
First Appearance:1963
Last Appearance:2017

1 Doctor No Doctor No
Published by Thorpe & Porter
Contributors: Norman Nodel (author and artist)
Copyright: 12/1962

Classics Illustrated #158a (UK) - An adaptation of the first James Bond film. Bond must stop Dr. No from building his missile weapon for SPECTRE.

2 Doctor No Doctor No
Published by DC Comics
Contributors: Norman Nodel (author and artist)
Copyright: 04/1963

The same novelization of the Doctor No movie that CI-UK did but published by DC several months later as part of its Showcase series (Showcase #43)

3 For Your Eyes Only For Your Eyes Only
Published by Marvel
Contributors: Howard Chaykin (artist), Larry Hama (author), Vince Colletta (artist)
Copyright: 1981

A two-part novelization of the movie.

4 Octopussy Octopussy
Published by Marvel
Contributors: Steve Moore (author), Paul Neary (artist)
Copyright: 1983

Single issue novelization of the movie.

5 Licence To Kill Licence To Kill
Published by Eclipse
Contributors: Richard Ashford (author), Mike Grell (artist)
Copyright: 1989

One-shot novelization of the movie.

6 Permission To Die Permission To Die
Published by Eclipse
Contributors: Paul Gulacy (artist), Mike Grell (author and artist)
Copyright: 1989

A TPB containing the 3-part adventure. After helping stop a terrorist attack on a gala, James Bond is sent on a mission to Budapest. Bond's mission is to rescue the niece of a scientist to get him to help in research for the British. To free her, he must take on a convoy. Accompanying the scientist's niece to Idaho, Bond learns the man is planning on exploding a nuke to encourage arms talks.

7 Serpent's Tooth Serpent's Tooth
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: Doug Moench (author), Paul Gulacy (artist)
Copyright: 1992

A TPB containing the 3-part adventure. A nuclear arsenal disappears! Unexplained phenomena in South America! Dinosaurs and James Bond. James Bond is pitted against a hungry dinosaur in a South American savage jungle. Indigo is playing God and Bond becomes the serpent in Indigo's new Eden.

8 A Silent Armageddon A Silent Armageddon
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: John M. Burns (artist), Simon Jowett (author)
Copyright: 1993

A 4-part adventure. The planned 4-part adventure was not completed, only two parts were released.

9 Light Of My Death Light Of My Death
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: John Watkiss (artist), Das Petrou (author), Woodrow Phoenix (letterer), Trevor Goring (colorist)
Copyright: 1993

From Dark Horse Comics - This was an anthology comic containing a variety of stories and characters. A 4-part adventure in issues #8-#11 concerned James Bond. A vicious white collar thief is absconding with millions of foreign aid and when finance ministers start to complaining, he uses an assassin to quiet them permanently.

10 Shattered Helix Shattered Helix
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: David Lloyd (artist), Simon Jowett (author), David Jackson (artist)
Copyright: 1994

A 2-part adventure. Plot unknown

11 Minute Of Midnight Minute Of Midnight
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: Doug Moench (author), Russ Heath (artist)
Copyright: 1994

One-shot story, plot unknown, in the anthology series.

12 The Quasimodo Gambit The Quasimodo Gambit
Published by Dark Horse
Contributors: Gary Caldwell (artist), Don McGregor (author)
Copyright: 1995

A 3-part adventure. Plot unknown.

13 GoldenEye GoldenEye
Published by Topps Comics
Contributors: Rick Magyar (artist), Don McGregor (author)
Copyright: 1996

Graphic novelization of the movie. It was to have been done in 3 parts. Only the first issue was ever released. The other two issues were apparently in preparation because there are covers for them.

14 Silverfin Silverfin
Published by Disney/Hyperion
Contributors: Charles Higson (author), Kev Walker (artist)
Copyright: 2008

Graphic novel adaptation of the first Young Bond adventures.

15 Vargr Vargr
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Jason Masters (artist), Warren Ellis (writer)
Copyright: 2016

Graphic novel trade paperback combining all 6 of the issues in the Vargr adventure. James Bond is assigned the job unfinished by a dead 00-agent - stop infamous drug lord Vargr from controlling the trade in Europe.

16 Eidolon Eidolon
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Warren Ellis (writer), Jason Masters (artist)
Copyright: 2016

Graphic novel trade paperback combining all 6 of the issues in the Eidolon adventure. When Spectre was destroyed, sleeper cells went dormant waiting the right time to resurrect the organization. The time has come.

17 Hammerhead Hammerhead
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Luca Casalanguida (artist), Andy Diggle (writer)
Copyright: 2016

Graphic novel trade paperback combining all 6 of the issues in the Hammerhead adventure. The Kraken is the nickname for a foe of capitalism who wants to use Britain's nuclear weapons for his own aims. James Bond's job is to stop him but doing so will make Bond question his loyalty to Queen and Country.

18 Service Service
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Antonio Fuso (artist), Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (cover)
Copyright: 2017

A graphic novel telling of an assassin who is out to destroy the special relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. and it is up to James Bond to stop him.

19 Black Box Black Box
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Rapha Lobosco (artist), Benjamin Percy (writer)
Copyright: 2017

Graphic novel trade paperback combining all 6 of the issues in the Black Box adventure. "Saga Genji -- the tech mogul with Yakuza ties -- has dispatched the unforgettable henchman, No Name, to dispose of everyone's favorite secret agent."

20 Kill Chain Kill Chain
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Luca Casalanguida (artist), Andy Diggle (writer)
Copyright: 2017

6-part adventure - There is a plot underway to eliminate Allied agents. Several have been killed so far and 007 is next on the list.

21 Casino Royale Casino Royale
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Dennis Calero (illustrator), Van Jensen (writer)
Copyright: 2017

Graphic Novelization of the first book in the James Bond series with Bond out to stop a deadly agent of SMERSH.

22 Solstice Solstice
Published by Dynamite
Contributors: Ibrahim Moustafa (writer & artist)
Copyright: 2017

Solo adventure - The mission James Bond is on is unofficial but still very deadly. He is in Paris to track down a Russian who is getting involved with a young woman closely connected to M.

PARODIES, SATIRES, AND PASTICHES

Number of Issues:14
First Appearance:1962
Last Appearance:2015

1 Alligator Alligator
Contributors: Michael K. Frith (writer), Christopher Cerf (writer)
Copyright: 1962

Harvard Lampoon's parody of the J*mes B*nd (as they display it) series written, supposedly, by I*n Fl*m*ng. Tells of B*nd's run-in with the "most-daring, outrageous, cunning, mysterious, and insane saversary of his career", Lacertus Alligator, He is the leader of TOOTH which is out to destroy England. To stop him, B*nd must first play him in a high-stakes game of Go Fish.

2 007 A MAD Musical 007 A MAD Musical
Published by Mad Magazine
Contributors: Mort Drucker (artist), Frank Jacobs (writer)
Copyright: 04/1965

Printed in MAD Magazine #94 and from the "It's True! Bonds Do Have More Fun Dept." - A parody of James Bond, that has him renamed to James Bomb. The story is written to be a musical and our hero goes up against a villain called Snowman.

3 Bond Strikes Camp Bond Strikes Camp
Contributors: Cyril Connolly (writer)
Copyright: 1963

An unofficial and unauthorized short story parody that was first published in the April 1963 issue of The London Magazine. It also later appeared in the author's book called Previous Convictions. In the story Bond is ordered by M to put on woman's clothing for a special mission.

4 The James Bomb Caper The James Bomb Caper
Published by Petersen Publishing
Contributors: Jim Grube (artist)
Copyright: 08/1965

From CARtoons Magazine #24 that's also known as issue #6508. This is another parody with Agent 007 renamed as James Bomb. [Plot Unknown]

5 Holmes Meets 007 Holmes Meets 007
Contributors: Donald Stanley (writer)
Copyright: 1964

1st published in November 29th 1964 issue of The San Francisco Examiner and later by The Beaune Press, that published 247 copies in 1967. The issue that should have been numbered 222 was number 221B for the famous address on Baker Street. Issues 223 to 247 were number I to XXV. James Bond and M go to to the famed Baker Street address and there meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. In the story Bond believes Watson to be Blofeld who killed his bride and Holmes believes M to be Professor Moriarty. Are their beliefs great mistakes or not. One must read the story to know.

6 Agent 007/10 Agent 007/10
Published by Archie Publications

Copyright: 12/1965

From Archie's Madhouse #44 - A 007 (Sean Connery) parody with him called 00 7/10 and M (Bernard Lee) as Chiefy. The mission is to stop Dr. Glop and his army of super-intelligent gorillas. In the story watch for a parody of Tarzan called Zartan.

7 Live And Let Spy Live And Let Spy
Published by Marvel
Contributors: Roy Thomas (writer), Stu Schwartzberg (writer), John Buscema (artist)
Copyright: 02/1974

From Crazy Magazine #2 - A parody of the movie Live And Let Die that was currently playing in theaters at the time. The story is of 007-11 aka James Bombed. Issue also includes a parody of the McCloud TV series called McClown.

8 8 'James Bomb' Bomb Movies 8 'James Bomb' Bomb Movies
Published by EC
Contributors: Arnie Kogen (writer), Mort Drucker (artist)
Copyright: 03/1974

Printed in Mad Magazine #165, plus from "And The Bond Plays On Dept." - Short parodies of the first 8 James Bond Movies with the character of James Bomb. These Movie Parodies are as follows with real Movie titles listed after:
1. "Dr. No-No" (Parody of Dr. No)
2. "From Russia With Lunacy" (Parody of From Russia With Love)
3. "Goldfinger Bowl" (Parody of Goldfinger)
4. "Thunderblahh" (Parody of Thunderball)
5. "You Only Live Nice" (Parody of You Only Live Twice)
6. "On His Majesty's Secret Shamus" (Parody of On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
7. "Dollar Are Forever" (Parody of Diamond Are Forever)
8. "Live And Let Suffer" (Parody of Live And Let Die)

9 Moonwrecker Moonwrecker
Published by Major Publications

Copyright: 01/1980

From Cracked Magazine #166 - A parody of the 11th Official Bond Film known as Moonraker with the James Bond character renamed to Jaimes Bund. The Villains are renamed to Dracs (Drax) and Jawz (Jaws). The Bund Girl is called Hully Woodhead after the Holly Goodhead character in the movie. Watch for appearances by Non-Bond characters and see if you can find them all. Issues also includes a parody of the TV series Laverne & Shirley.

10 The Spy Who Snubbed Me The Spy Who Snubbed Me
Published by Charlton Comics
Contributors: Dave Manek (writer and artist)
Copyright: 04/1979

Printed in Sick #126, that is also called "A Whole Pile of Sick Special." - A five page farcical parody of the 10th official film "The Spy Who Love Me" with all the characters renamed. They are Games Bombed (Uh Oh 7), Triple Hex, Gnaws and Hamburg.

11 00$ Moneyraker 00$ Moneyraker
Published by EC
Contributors: Stan Hart (writer), Harry North (artist)
Copyright: 03/1980

Printed in MAD Magazine #213 and from "And The Bond Plays On Dept." - A parody of the Moonraker the 11th official movie starring Doger Mooored as James Bomb and featuring the Villains called Dreks and Gnaws, plus the character of Doctor Goodtush as the Scientist and Bomb Girl. Issue also includes parodies of Dracula and Rocky II.

12 Licence To Hug Licence To Hug
Contributors: Will Self (writer)
Copyright: 1995

Published in the November 1995 issue of Esquire Magazine. The author tried to write a story that would be classed as political correct in the new age of the 1990's that was part thriller and part satire. James Bond (007) is sent to Holland to kill an IRA hitman that is also involved in drug smuggling.

13 Your Deal, Mr. Bond Your Deal, Mr. Bond
Contributors: Phillip King (writer), Robert King (writer)
Copyright: 1997

Published in the book with the same title, but only this story is about Bond. M assigns 007 a mission to pose as a bridge expert and defeat a villain named Saladin who threatens to explode nuclear bombs in a number of major cities. (The book was a collection of pastiches from various series, all told with Bridge as a common thread.)

14 Licence Expired Licence Expired

Copyright: 2015

A book of unauthorized short stories put together in anthology form and published in Canada where copyrights are the life of the creator/author plus 50 years. The Introduction is by Matt Sherman and the Afterword is by Madeline Ashby. The 20 short stories in this volume are listed with author names following their titles. They are as follows:
1. The Bitch Is Dead Now by David Nickle
2. One Is Sorrow by Jacqueline Baker
3. The Gales of the World by Robert J. Wiersema
4. Red Indians by Richard Lee Byers
5. The Gladiator Lies by Kelly Robson
6. Half the Sky by E L. Chen
7. In Havana by Jeffery Ford
8. Mastering the Art of French Killing by Michael Skeet
9. A Dirty Business by Iain McLaughlin
10. Sorrow's Spy by Catherine MacLeod
11. Mosaic by Karl Schroeder
12. The Spy Who Remembered Me by James Alan Gardner
13. Daedalus by Jamie Mason
14. Through Your Eyes Only by A. M. Dellamonica
15. Two Graves by Ian Rogers
16. No, Mr Bond! by Charles Stross
17. The Men with the Beholden Gun by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
18. The Cyclorama by Laird Barron
19. You Never Love Once by Claude Lalumiere
20. Not An Honourable Disease by Corey Redekop

Comic Strips

Number of Arcs:52
Number of Strips:6166
First Appearance:1958
Last Appearance:1984

       Five years after he created James Bond, Ian Fleming was approached by the publisher of the Daily Express regarding doing a daily strip about the spy. According to several sources, the author was reluctant but eventually agreed and an impressive run began.
       At first the stories were strip renditions of the books, and stories, that Fleming penned. Four different writers were involved with Anthony Hern doing the first story, Henry Gammidge doing 11, Peter O'Donnell (later of Modesty Blaise fame) did 1, and Jim Lawrence did 5. One story from the For Your Eyes Only collection, Quantum of Solace, did not get the treatment, probably because it was not really a Bond story, just a story that Bond listened to and one without any action. Two stories from the Octopussy collection, 007 In New York and The Property of a Lady, also did not get made, likely because they were more or less throwaway stories with no real action or plot (IMHO).
       Once the Fleming stories were exhausted, in 1968, the desire for daily looks into Bond's escapades continued. Kingsley Amis' Colonel Sun was just getting published. It fell to the current writer, Jim Lawrence, to come up with his own story arcs. He did two before Colonel Sun was available for his treatment. After that, Lawrence was on his own. John Gardner would not get hired to write new books for another decade. Lawrence was the sole writer of Bond adventures.
       In total, Jim Lawrence originated 33 unique adventures, most of them worthy of their own books which no one ever did for some unknown reason. This makes him, of all the people to write Bond tales, the most prolific.

       The Daily Express did not run the strips without end. A clash with Fleming caused the publication to stop Thunderball in the middle. Other publications were around, though, to pick up the series and continue.
       In 1978 after the Shark Bait story arc was completed, work was started on War Cloud but only a dozen strips were made and none of those were printed before the James Bond strip came to an end, at least for a few years. When it resumed, Jim Lawrence was brought back to do the writing but a new artist was drawing things and the return was marked by a new storyline.

       Other sites have more extensive coverage of the comic strip and should be checked for.

1 Casino Royale   Casino Royale
Strips: 1 - 138
Dates: 07/07/1958 - 12/13/1958
Writer: Anthony Hern
Artist: John McLusky

Bond is sent to the French Riviera to defeat a French communist named le Chiffre at chemin de fer, a more exciting version of Baccarat to bankrupt the French agent.

2 Live and Let Die   Live and Let Die
Strips: 139 - 225
Dates: 12/15/1958 - 03/28/1959
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Inside the confines of Harlem, the notorious Mr. Big is carrying out the smuggling of gold into the United States to fund his many nefarious criminal acts. The gold is coming from Jamaica and that interests Her Majesty's government. Even more interesting to Bond is the evidence that Mr. Big is also working for SMERSH.

3 Moonraker   Moonraker
Strips: 226 - 339
Dates: 03/30/1959 - 08/8/1959
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

M wonders if powerful British industrialist, Hugo Drax, is a cheat at more than cards. Drax is in charge of Britain's very important Moonraker project, which Bond finds is hiding something sinister.

4 Diamonds Are Forever   Diamonds Are Forever
Strips: 340 - 487
Dates: 08/10/1959 - 01/30/1960
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

The Spangled Mob, an international band of criminals, has created an almost foolproof method of smuggling diamonds from the mines of South Africa to the United States, draining the economy of the UK in the process.

5 From Russia with Love   From Russia with Love
Strips: 488 - 583
Dates: 02/1/1960 - 05/21/1960
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

SMERSH is back! Tired of his repeated interruptions of their plans, the Soviet spy organization comes up with a plan to capture the British agent to learn what he knows and then eliminate him.

6 Dr. No   Dr. No
Strips: 584 - 697
Dates: 05/23/1960 - 10/1/1960
Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Artist: John McLusky

Who is the mysterious Dr. No and why has this part-Caucasian, part-Chinese scientist and industrialist locked himself on his island of Crab Key, off the coast of Jamaica, content with mining bird poop?

7 Goldfinger   Goldfinger
Strips: 698 - 849
Dates: 10/3/1960 - 04/1/1961
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Auric Goldfinger loves gold. It is his obsession, his delight, and his wealth. He has tremendous amounts and would love more. He plans to make his worth more by make others worthless.

8 Risico   Risico
Strips: 850 - 921
Dates: 04/3/1961 - 06/24/1961
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Bond's mission is to put a crimp in the drug smuggling into England from Italy. He is told to use a man named Kristatos who wants Bond's help to take out a villain named Columbo. Which one is the real bad guy becomes the problem.

9 From a View to a Kill   From a View to a Kill
Strips: 922 - 987
Dates: 06/26/1961 - 09/9/1961
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Bond must find out who the killer was that murdered a courier and stole top-secret documents.

10 For Your Eyes Only   For Your Eyes Only
Strips: 988 - 1065
Dates: 09/11/1961 - 12/9/1961
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

A couple living in Jamaica and close friends of M are murdered when they refuse to sell their estate to a gangster. Fearing their adult daughter would be next, M sends James Bond to protect her but she is already working on revenge.

11 Thunderball   Thunderball
Strips: 1066 - 1128
Dates: 12/11/1961 - 02/10/1962
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Strip rendition of the book in which the criminal organization SPECTRE steals two NATO nukes to extort millions from the West.

12 On Her Majesty's Secret Service   On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Strips: 1 - 274
Dates: 06/29/1964 - 05/15/1965
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

Tired of looking in vain for Blofeld, James Bond looks one more time and finds love he never expected.

13 You Only Live Twice   You Only Live Twice
Strips: 275 - 475
Dates: 05/17/1965 - 01/8/1966
Writer: Henry Gammidge
Artist: John McLusky

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14 The Man with the Golden Gun   The Man with the Golden Gun
Strips: 1 - 209
Dates: 01/10/1966 - 09/9/1966
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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15 The Living Daylights   The Living Daylights
Strips: 210 - 263
Dates: 09/12/1966 - 11/12/1966
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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16 Octopussy   Octopussy
Strips: 264 - 428
Dates: 11/14/1966 - 05/27/1967
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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17 The Hildebrand Rarity   The Hildebrand Rarity
Strips: 429 - 602
Dates: 05/29/1967 - 12/16/1967
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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18 The Spy Who Loved Me   The Spy Who Loved Me
Strips: 603 - 815
Dates: 12/18/1967 - 10/3/1968
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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19 The Harpies   The Harpies
Strips: 816 - 1037
Dates: 10/10/1968 - 06/23/1969
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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20 River Of Death   River Of Death
Strips: 1038 - 1174
Dates: 06/24/1969 - 11/29/1969
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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21 Colonel Sun   Colonel Sun
Strips: 1175 - 1393
Dates: 12/1/1969 - 08/28/1970
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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22 The Golden Ghost   The Golden Ghost
Strips: 1394 - 1519
Dates: 08/21/1970 - 01/16/1971
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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23 Fear Face   Fear Face
Strips: 1520 - 1596
Dates: 01/18/1971 - 04/20/1971
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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24 Double Jeopardy   Double Jeopardy
Strips: 1597 - 1708
Dates: 04/21/1971 - 08/28/1971
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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25 Starfire   Starfire
Strips: 1709 - 1809
Dates: 08/30/1971 - 12/24/1971
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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26 Trouble Spot   Trouble Spot
Strips: 1810 - 1951
Dates: 12/28/1971 - 06/10/1972
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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27 Isle Of Condors   Isle Of Condors
Strips: 1952 - 2065
Dates: 06/12/1972 - 10/21/1972
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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28 The League Of Vampires   The League Of Vampires
Strips: 2066 - 2172
Dates: 10/25/1972 - 02/28/1973
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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29 Die With My Boots On   Die With My Boots On
Strips: 2173 - 2256
Dates: 03/1/1973 - 06/18/1973
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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30 The Girl Machine   The Girl Machine
Strips: 2257 - 2407
Dates: 06/19/1973 - 12/3/1973
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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31 Beware Of Butterflies   Beware Of Butterflies
Strips: 2408 - 2541
Dates: 12/4/1973 - 05/11/1974
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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32 The Nevsky Nude   The Nevsky Nude
Strips: 2542 - 2655
Dates: 05/13/1974 - 09/21/1974
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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33 The Phoenix Project   The Phoenix Project
Strips: 2656 - 2780
Dates: 09/23/1974 - 02/18/1975
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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34 The Black Ruby Caper   The Black Ruby Caper
Strips: 2781 - 2897
Dates: 02/19/1975 - 07/15/1975
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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35 Till Death Do Us Apart   Till Death Do Us Apart
Strips: 2898 - 2983
Dates: 07/7/1975 - 10/14/1975
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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36 The Torch-Time Affair   The Torch-Time Affair
Strips: 2984 - 3060
Dates: 10/15/1975 - 01/15/1976
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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37 Hot-Shot   Hot-Shot
Strips: 3061 - 3178
Dates: 01/16/1976 - 06/1/1976
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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38 Nightbird   Nightbird
Strips: 3179 - 3312
Dates: 06/2/1976 - 11/4/1976
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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39 Ape Of Diamonds   Ape Of Diamonds
Strips: 3313 - 3437
Dates: 11/5/1976 - 01/22/1977
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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40 When The Wizard Awakes   When The Wizard Awakes
Strips: 1 - 54
Dates: 1977 - 1977
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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41 Sea Dragon   Sea Dragon
Strips: 55 - 192
Dates: 1977 - 1977
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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42 Death Wing   Death Wing
Strips: 193 - 354
Dates: 1977 - 1977
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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43 The Xanadu Connection   The Xanadu Connection
Strips: 355 - 468
Dates: 1978 - 1978
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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44 Shark Bait   Shark Bait
Strips: 469 - 636
Dates: 1978 - 1978
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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44.5 War Cloud   War Cloud
Strips: 0 - 0
Dates: 1978 - 1978
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

The KGB use a hot air balloon to rendezvous with a boat smuggler. James Bond is following them to learn what their plan is and ends up literally at the end of his rope.

45 Doomcrack   Doomcrack
Strips: 1 - 174
Dates: 1981 - 1981
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Harry North

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46 The Paradise Plot   The Paradise Plot
Strips: 175 - 378
Dates: 08/20/1981 - 06/4/1982
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: John McLusky

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47 Deathmask   Deathmask
Strips: 379 - 552
Dates: 06/7/1982 - 02/2/1983
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: John McLusky

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48 Flittermouse   Flittermouse
Strips: 553 - 624
Dates: 02/9/1983 - 05/20/1983
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: John McLusky

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49 Polestar   Polestar
Strips: 625 - 719
Dates: 05/23/1983 - 07/15/1983
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: John McLusky

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50 The Scent Of Danger   The Scent Of Danger
Strips: 720 - 821
Dates: 1983 - 1983
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: John McLusky

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51 Snake Goddess   Snake Goddess
Strips: 822 - 893
Dates: 1983 - 1984
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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52 Double Eagle   Double Eagle
Strips: 894 - 965
Dates: 1984 - 1984
Writer: Jim Lawrence
Artist: Yaroslav Horak

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GAMES

Number of Games:59
First Appearance:1962
Last Appearance:2016

       It comes as no surprise that the most famous spy series would have games associated with it but, wow! I had no idea there were so many. Thank you, Wikipedia, for providing so much information about them. And a special thank-you to a very loyal contributor to this site who provided a grunch of data.
       The quality of the games range, of course, even considering for the era of its creation. By that I mean a game from 1997 should not be compared alongside a game from 2010. Technology has advanced so much that what would never be attempted in the former is relatively easy to do in the latter. The games, when rated by experts, have to be considered for the state of the art at the time. In that regard, some of the games fell short but most did not. And a few, especially now, really rate high.
       I have not played any from the past decade because, getting as old as I have, I am less than adequate. However, in its time (and mine), GoldenEye for the N64 was one of the very best games ever done and I was actually not too bad at it. I loved it!

1 "Dr. No" Crossword Puzzle
Crossword Puzzle
United Artists
Copyright: 1962

A puzzle based on information from the 1st James Bond movie with a grid of blank squares where the correct words are placed vertical and horizontal from the clues given. Printed in the Campaign Book (UK) and the Pressbook (US) as a promotion for the movie of the same name.

2 James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game
Boardgame
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1964

For ages 10 and up, this boardgame allows 2-4 players to compete, each controlling the movement of 3 "agents" (none of the Bond) around a board scoring points. First to 100 wins. The image on game box depicts Sean Connery as James Bond hitting a bad guy stealing from a safe with a woman in the background. Most likely she was meant to be a Bond Girl, but not included in the game. Why?

3 Goldfinger: James Bond 007 Jigsaw Puzzles Goldfinger: James Bond 007 Jigsaw Puzzles
Jigsaw
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1964

A set of 2 jigsaw puzzles depicting scenes from the 3rd Bond film (Goldfinger) which measure 14 x 24 inches with over 600 interlocking pieces. They are as follows:
1. Fort Knox Final - Depicts the fight between James Bond played by Sean Connery and Oddjob played by Harold Sakata.
2. Bond's Bullets Blaze - Depicts a scene with Bond, Oddjob and Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson.

4 Scalextric 007 James Bond Scalextric 007 James Bond
Slot Car
Minimodels Ltd.
Copyright: 1964

Loosely base on the Goldfinger movie. A Fantastic Car Chase Set with special operating cars and a circuit packed with untold thrills. Track is 18ft. 8in. (569 cm) and has 22 pieces that you snap together. The set comes with 2 Cars both with special features. The 1st car is a white Special 007 Aston Martin G.T. and has 2 passengers. It has 2 features, a raise up Bullet-Proof Screen and an Ejector Seat. The 2nd car is a black Special Mercedes 190SL Sports with 2 passengers and its special feature is a Touch Bumper-Crash Action! The set also included 2 Hand Throttles, 4 straw bales, 6 banking wedges, 8 oil drums and 10 marker cones. The power unit (transformer) was not included and had to be gotten separate.

5 James Bond 007 Card Game James Bond 007 Card Game
Card Game
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1965

For 2 to 4 players. Goal is to win chips by getting the right combination of cards. Game includes five cards each numbered 1-7, seven cards of 007, and red, white, and blue chips. Some copies of the game included yellow chips and not blue. Image on the game box is from the Goldfinger movie. It's Sean Connery as James Bond putting his gun back on after electrocuting the bad guy. He then states; "Shocking, Absolutely Shocking!"

6 The James Bond Box The James Bond Box
Dice
Waterman
Copyright: 1965

A James Bond themed version of a British game called "Shut The Box" with the object of the game being to close the box. It's like a portable casino with a 007 twist. Test your nerve and flair by playing with friends.

7 James Bond 007 James Bond 007
Boardgame
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1965

"enter the dangerous world of JAMES BOND 007. play it if you dare!

8 The James Bond 007 Secret Service Game The James Bond 007 Secret Service Game
Boardgame
Spear's Games
Copyright: 1965

Try to obtain the briefcase with the secret formula from the middle of the board. A player moves by using the 9 cards dealt and gets another from the deck after using one. Winner is the player that get the briefcase back to his or her base.

9 James Bond 007: Thunderball Game James Bond 007: Thunderball Game
Boardgame
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1965

A 30 minute game for 2 to 4 players that tries to capture a feel of the film. Players gather clues to find the armed bomb. I think the player who finds bomb is the winner.

10 007 Underwater Battle From Thunderball 007 Underwater Battle From Thunderball
Boardgame
Tri-ang
Copyright: 1965

The game features colorful plastic scuba swimmer figures on clear plastic pedestals as well as menacing shark figures. The gameboard is an impressive seascape map. The game recreates the famous underwater fight sequence.

11 James Bond 007 Road Race James Bond 007 Road Race
Model Racing
A. C. Gilbert
Copyright: 1965

Loosely based on the Alpine chase scene in the movie Goldfinger. The winner is the player who makes it around the figure 8 track first. Includes a colorful 6 piece track that is snapped together, a transformer and 2 controls. The 2 cars are the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and a Ford Mustang. Plus more pieces include trees, signs, fence sections and fuel tank.

12 Thunderball: Bond's Jetpack Scene Thunderball: Bond's Jetpack Scene
Jigsaw
Arrow Games
Copyright: 1965

1st in a series of 4 with artwork by Walter Howarth. Recreates the jetpack scene from the movie Thunderball featuring Sean Connery as James Bond 007. Measures 264 x 384 mm and has 375 pieces.

13 Thunderball: Bond And Diver Battle Scene Thunderball: Bond And Diver Battle Scene
Jigsaw
Arrow Games
Copyright: 1965

2nd in a series of 4 with artwork by Walter Howarth. Recreates the underwater battle scene from the movie Thunderball featuring Sean Connery as James Bond 007. Has 375 pieces and measures 264 x 384 mm.

14 Goldfinger: Seat Ejection Scene Goldfinger: Seat Ejection Scene
Jigsaw Puzzle
Arrow Games
Copyright: 1965

3rd in a series of 4 with artwork by Walter Howarth. Recreates scene from the movie Goldfinger with James Bond played by Connery. Has 375 pieces and is 264 x 384 mm.

15 From Russia With Love: Bond vs Helicopter Scene From Russia With Love: Bond vs Helicopter Scene
Jigsaw Puzzle
Arrow Games
Copyright: 1965

4th in a series of 4 with artwork by Walter Howarth. Recreates scene in the movie From Russia With Love starring Connery as Bond. Is 264 x 384 mm and has 375 pieces.

16 James Bond 007 Shooting Attache Case James Bond 007 Shooting Attache Case
Spy Gear
MPC Multiple Toys
Copyright: 1965

Play like you're 007 with the trick attache case loosely base on the one from the movie From Russia With Love. Secret function fires a Bullet through the closed case,
Flexible Dagger is concealed in slide out and Lock explodes when opened by other spies. Also included inside are a Lugar with attachment that makes it a Sniper Rifle, a Wallet Passport, a Code-A-Matic Machine with Code Book, 6 Business Cards, a stack of Play Money and also the Instructions to play.

17 Thunderball: 1 Spectre's Surprise Thunderball: 1 Spectre's Surprise
Jigsaw Puzzle
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1965

Depicts MI6 Agents surprising Spectre Agents and starting an underwater battle before Bond arrives Has over 600 interlocking pieces and measures 14 x 24 inches.

18 Thunderball: 2 Bond's Battle Thunderball: 2 Bond's Battle
Jigsaw Puzzle
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1965

Depicts Bond enters the underwater battle already started and fighting with a diver that is also an Agent of Spectre. Image is clearly like the 2nd Arrow Games puzzle, but it measure 14 x 24 inches and has over 600 interlocking pieces.

19 Goldfinger: James Bond 007 Game Goldfinger: James Bond 007 Game
Boardgame
Milton Bradley
Copyright: 1966

Goldfinger (yellow character piece) hides at Fort Knox (center 4 squares of a 8 x 8 square grid board) and is guarded by his 8 Henchmen (blue character pieces). Under the guidance of Mr. Bond 16 Agents (red character pieces) have been sent to catch him. The object of the red player is to capture Goldfinger to win and the blue only win if he escapes. For 2 players, as 1 plays Bond and the Agent and the other plays as Goldfnger and his Henchmen.

20 The Secret Name Game The Secret Name Game
Movies Quiz
D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.
Copyright: 1966

From the pages of Diana's Top Secret Diary. Name the movies in the 5 still scenes that are shown.

21 The Secret Agent Game The Secret Agent Game
Boardgame
D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
Copyright: 1966

Subtitled "- or catch yourself a villain". From the pages of Diana For Girl 1968 Annual. Six can play this game of spies, other items needed are dice and discs of cardboard with images of the Agents. Select your favorite Agent from John Steed & Emma Peel (The Avengers), James Bond, John Drake (Danger Man) or Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.). Then each player is ready to set out after the villains. The villains are Odd Job (worth 3 Points), Rosa Klebb (worth 6 Points) and Emilio Largo (worth 10 Points). Games is played in 5 rounds and the agent with the highest score is the winner.
The Secret Agent used are pictures as follows;
David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) Agent 1 & 1st Row
Diana Riggs as Emma Peel (The Avengers) Agent 2 & 1st Row
Sean Connery as James Bond (Agent 007) Agent 3 & 1st Row
Patrick McGoohan as John Drake (Danger Man) Agent 4 & 2nd Row
Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo (The Man From U.N.L.E.) Agent 5 & 2nd Row
Patrick Macnee as John Steed (The Avengers) Agent 6 & 2nd Row.
The 3 Villains used are picture as follows;
Harold Sakata as Odd Job (Goldfinger's Henchman) Villain 1
Lotta Lenya as Rosa Klebb (From Russia With Love) Villain 2
Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo (From the film Thunderball) Villain 3

22 QUIZMASTER - How Much Do You Know About Secret Agents? QUIZMASTER - How Much Do You Know About Secret Agents?
Quiz
Thorpe & Porter
Copyright: 1969

From the pages of Super DC No. 5 printing in the UK. Name who the agents mentioned get there order from.

23 The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond Vs Jaws The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond Vs Jaws
Jigsaw Puzzle
HG Toys & Frolic Toys
Copyright: 1977

1st in a series of 3. Image is of James Bond (Roger Moore) gunning for Jaws (Richard Kiel) who is trying to get to Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) by ripping the car door off with his teeth. Artwork is presumably by Earl H. Norem an American Artist. It was the conception of the artist and did not happen in the movie. Having 150 large interlocking pieces, it also measured 10 X 14 inches.

24 The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond In Action The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond In Action
Jigsaw Puzzle
HG Toys & Frolic Toys
Copyright: 1977

2nd in a series of 3. Measuring 10 X 14 inches and had 150 large pieces that interlocked with presumable artwork by Earl H. Norem. The image was of James Bond (Roger Moore) high kicking Jaws (Richard Kiel) to defend Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) from being killed by him. Conception of artist and did not happen in the movie.

25 The Spy Who Loved Me: The Helicopter Chase The Spy Who Loved Me: The Helicopter Chase
Jigsaw Puzzle
HG Toys & Frolic Toys
Copyright: 1977

3rd in a series of 3. Presumed artwork by Earl H. Norem, it had 150 large interlocking pieces and measured 10 X 14 inches. Image was of James Bond (Roger Moore) and Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) in a car, the Lotus Spirit S1 (the car becomes a submarine underwater) being chased by a helicopter. Bond is shooting at who ever is in the helicopter after them. Again the conception of the artist and did not happen in the movie.

26 James Bond 007 James Bond 007
Pinball Machine
D. Gottlieb & Co.
Copyright: 1980

A game for up to 4 players. Each game could be set for 3 to 5 balls a player. A person may have played it at a store or any local arcade back when an arcade was a business where electronic games were at. The features were 4 Flippers, 3 Pop Bumpers, 3 Stand Up Targets, 2 Slingshots and 9 Drop Targets (4 in one row and 5 in the other). Winner was the player with the highest score.

27 James Bond 007 Role Playing James Bond 007 Role Playing
RPG
Victory Games
Copyright: 1983

Pen-and-pencil role playing game complete with basic game manual, villains manual, Q-manual, and numerous scenario packs based on a couple of the books/movies.

28 A View To A Kill A View To A Kill
Side-Scroller Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1985

For the C64, Amstrad, ZX Spectrum, MSX.
Side-scroller with Bond having to complete three missions. Loosely based on the movie.

29 James Bond 007: A View To A Kill James Bond 007: A View To A Kill
Text Adventure
Mindscape
Copyright: 1985

For DOS, Apple II, Mac.
A text-adventure loosely based on the movie.

30 James Bond 007: Goldfinger James Bond 007: Goldfinger
Text Adventure
Mindscape
Copyright: 1986

For DOS, Apple II, Mac.
A text-adventure loosely based on the movie. Future Bond author Raymond Benson worked on the development.

31 The James Bond Chess Set The James Bond Chess Set
Chess
Little Lead Soldiers Ltd.
Copyright: 1987

A chess set with a James Bond theme. The chess pieces were based on character from the movies; Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Octopussy. They were also supposed to resemble the actors. Pieces were as follows:
Bond Allies (White)
James Bond (Sean Connery) as the King.
Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) as the Queen.
M (Bernard Lee) as the 2 Bishops.
Felix Lieter (Jack Lord) as the 2 Knights.
Q (Desmond Llewelyn) as the 2 Rooks.
Honey Rider (Ursula Andress) as the 8 Pawns.
Bond Villains (Black)
Goldfinger (Gert Forbe) as the King.
Octopussy (Maud Adams) as the Queen.
Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) as the 2 Bishops.
Odd Job (Harold Sakata) as the 2 Knights.
Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) as the 2 Rocks.
Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) painted gold as the 8 Pawns.

32 The Living Daylights The Living Daylights
Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1987

For Amiga, C64, Atari, Amstrad, MSX, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro.
Platform shooter loosely based on the movie.

33 James Bond: Live and Let Die James Bond: Live and Let Die
Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1988

For Amiga, Atari ST, C64, DOS, Amstrad, ZX Spectrum.
Racing game with Bond steering a speedboat. Apparently it was not intended to be a Bond game but was rebranded as such towards the end.

34 007: Licence To Kill 007: Licence To Kill
Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1989

For Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Amstrad, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Sega.
Top-down scroller based on the movie. Likeness of Timothy Dalton.

35 James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me
Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1990

For Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Dos, Sega, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad.
A top-down shooter adaptation of the movie with some driving of a Lotus Espirit.

36 Operation Stealth Operation Stealth
Video
U.S. Gold
Copyright: 1990

For DOS, Amiga, Atari ST.
Point-and-click game originally not a Bond game but made into one in the US version although apparently Bond is working for the CIA.

37 James Bond 007: The Duel James Bond 007: The Duel
Video
Domark Software
Copyright: 1993

For Sega Genesis, Game Gear.
Side-scroller where James Bond must infiltrate enemy lairs to rescue hostages and to arm a bomb to blow the place up. - Likeness of Timothy Dalton

38 Goldeneye Goldeneye
Pinball Machine
Sega Pinball Inc.
Copyright: 1996

A game for up to 6 players. It may have been played at an entertainment center, a store or even a movie theater. There were 2,200 machines produced for the worldwide playing public. It was a Solid State Electronic with Tank and Satellite Radar Dish toy features. Other noted features were 2 Flippers, 3 Pop Bumpers, 2 Slingshots, 14 Standup Targets, a Trust Magnet that gabbed the ball to fling it upfield from the flippers and a Scoring Screen that showed special video type animations called Cows and Easter Eggs. They were done as follows; In the introduction sequence where Bond draws his gun at you, draw faster than him with a special Gun. If you beat Bond then you will see 1 of 11 different videos that are;
1. Bond Falls Dead.
2. He get blown into tiny bits.
3. Is chased by a giant head of Xenia Onatop.
4. is flattened by a falling Pinball Game.
5. Is chased by Q in a Wheelchair, who says "Oh grow up 007!"
6. Is chased by a Cow.
7. Is chased by a T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
8. Is chased by a Multiball.
9. Is pursued by a Comet-Like Skull.
10. Drops all Clothes excluding his Briefs.
11. Runs from 4 bouncing Pinballs.
A 12th animation is for the Tank Multiball, that's the word "POW" appearing in the center of a cloud of smoke. Sega's Sales Slogan was; "It's Pinball Like You've Never Played It Before ... Sega Pinball's Got A New Game Worth Its Weight In Gold."

39 GoldenEye 007 GoldenEye 007
Video
Nintendo
Copyright: 1997

For Nintendo 64.
First-person shooter based on the movie where Bond must accomplish numerous missions, one leading to the next, using a variety of weapons and gadgets. Likeness of Pierce Brosnan.

40 James Bond 007 James Bond 007
Video
Nintendo
Copyright: 1998

For GameBoy.
Top-down adventure where Bond uses an assortment of weapons and gadgets to solve several different missions. Also has the ability to go to a casino and play Baccarat.

41 Tomorrow Never Dies Tomorrow Never Dies
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 1999

For Playstation.
EA's first 007 game, third-person shooter video game which basically follows the plot of the movie. Likeness of Pierce Brosnan but voiced by actor Adam Blackwood.

42 007 The World Is Not Enough 007 The World Is Not Enough
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2000

For Nintendo 64, PlayStation, GameBoy Color.
First-person shooter based on the movie of the same name. Likeness of Pierce Brosnan with voices of Adam Blackwood and Tim Bentinck.

43 007 Racing 007 Racing
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2000

For PlayStation.
Racing game in which Bond must steer many of his famous vehicles from the various movies through enemy territory to stop a hijacking of NATO weaponry. - Likeness of Pierce Brosnan with voice by Adam Blackwood.

44 007 Agent Under Fire 007 Agent Under Fire
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2001

For PS2, GameCube, Xbox.
First-person shooter where Bond must rescue an undercover agent and then complete her mission.

45 007 Nightfire 007 Nightfire
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2002

For PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, Mac, GameBoy Advance.
First-person shooter with Bond able to bring and find numerous weapons and gadgets and bombs to accomplish his many missions. Likeness of Pierce Brosnan and voice of Maxwell Caulfield.

46 Ice Racer 007 Ice Racer 007
Video
Vodafone
Copyright: 2002

For Mobile and Smartphones. A single-player action-adventure racing video game. It was based on the super car chase action sequence from the Die Another Day movie. You could choose from 3 different cars; the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Lotus Espirit and the Aston Martin DB5.

47 007 Hover Chase 007 Hover Chase
Video
Vodafone
Copyright: 2003

For Mobile and Smartphones. A single-player racing action-adventure video game. It was based on the pre-title sequence from the Die Another Day movie.

48 007 Everything or Nothing 007 Everything or Nothing
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2003

For PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GameBoy Advance.
Third-person shooter video game centering around James Bond going up an organization using nanotechnology as a weapon of terror. Likeness and voice of Pierce Brosnan

49 GoldenEye - Rogue Agent GoldenEye - Rogue Agent
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2004

For PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS.
This not a James Bond game per se but is in his universe. It has no connection to the movie GoldenEye despite the name. The character is an ex-MI6 agent hired by Goldfinger to take out his rival Dr. No.

50 007 From Russia With Love 007 From Russia With Love
Video
Electronic Arts
Copyright: 2005

For PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PS Portable.
Third-person shooter video game which follows the plotline of the book with some added scenes. Likeness and voice of Sean Connery.

51 Casino Royale 007 Casino Royale 007
Video
Sony Online Entertainment
Copyright: 2006

For Mobile and Smartphones. A side-scrolling platform type game where the player controls James Bond running, climbing, jumping, shimmering up and down pipes, swinging on ropes and rolling along the ground. A player can also shoot enemies, pick up new firearms, brawl, pick locks and defuse bombs as they progress through the game.

52 007 Quantum of Solace 007 Quantum of Solace
Video
Glu Mobile
Copyright: 2008

For Mobile and Smartphones. A single player side-scrolling action-adventure game where the player is James Bond. It closely follows the movie that it is based on and in play you can do a number of things.

53 Quantum of Solace Quantum of Solace
Video
Activision
Copyright: 2008

For PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Nintendo DS.
First-person shooter (consoles) based on the movie of the same name. Likeness of Daniel Craig.

54 GoldenEye 007 GoldenEye 007
Video
Activision
Copyright: 2010

Aka GoldenEye Revisited.
For PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS.
'Reimagineing' of the original first-person shooter game from 1997. Likeness and voice of Daniel Craig.

55 007 Blood Stone 007 Blood Stone
Video
Activision
Copyright: 2010

For PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo DS.
Third-person shooter with the story taking place a year or two after Quantum of Solace with Bond needing to prevent an attack on a G20 summit. Likeness and voice of Daniel Craig.

56 007 Legends 007 Legends
Video
Activision
Copyright: 2012

For PS3, Xbox360, Wii U, Windows.
First-person shooter where Bond is given an assortment of missions to accomplish. The interesting catch to this game is that the missions are from each of the 6 actors to play Bond. Likeness of Daniel Craig.

57 Quiz: Bond, James Bond Quiz: Bond, James Bond
Online Quiz
The Washington Times
Copyright: 2015

Go inside the world of James Bond. How well do you know 007? A quiz online with 26 question based on the official 24 James Bond films. Each has 4 possible answers, but only 1 is correct. See and find out how well your memory is for everything Bond.

58 How Bond Are You? How Bond Are You?
Online Quiz
BBC Radio 4
Copyright: 2016

Do you have the ability to become a Secret Agent before Christmas? An online quiz with an easy 9 questions. All answers are listed as the 1st of 3 possible.

COLLECTIBLES

Number of Collectibles:23
First Appearance:1962
Last Appearance:2018

1 Dr. No Set Dr. No Set
Lobby Cards
United Artists
Copyright: 1962

A series of 8 color promotional cards displayed in the lobbies of theaters across the United States that played the movie. Each had a still photo scene from the movie mentioned in the title.

2 The Goldfinger Promotional Briefcase The Goldfinger Promotional Briefcase
Movie Promo Item
Eon Productions
Copyright: 1964

A special designed briefcase that Eon sent to large theaters that originally held other items to promote the movie.

3 The Goldfinger Assembly Kits The Goldfinger Assembly Kits
Model Kits
Aurora & Polar Lights
Copyright: 1964 & 1999

A set of 2 all plastic model kits that when put together each measure 25cm in height or just under 10 inches. Mort Kunstler was the artist for the artwork on the boxes and directions. Each depicted a character from the movie Goldfinger as if from a scene. The 2 are as follows:
1. James Bond 007 - Based on the likeness of Sean Connery as James Bond.
2. Odd Job - Based on the likeness of Harold Sakata as Odd Job.
Note: These 2 kits were produced by two different companies 35 years apart. The latter versions had possible name plates and were likeness enhanced to look more like the actors.

4 James Bond Secret Agent 007 (Lunch Box) James Bond Secret Agent 007 (Lunch Box)
Lunch Box
Aladdin Industries
Copyright: 1966

Depicts scenes from the 3rd and 4th movies. A scene from Goldfinger on one side and a scene from Thunderball on the other. The artwork was by John Henry. Had enough room inside for a good size lunch.

5 James Bond Secret Agent 007 (Thermos) James Bond Secret Agent 007 (Thermos)
Thermos
Aladdin Industries
Copyright: 1966

Depicts an underwater scene from the movie Thunderball. Artwork was created by John Henry. It was also glass lined, measured about 6 1/2 inches high and held a half pint or 8oz. of liquid. Thermos Topper (black lid cover) could be used as a cup. No kid in his right mind would have a Martini Cocktail shaken and not stirred inside.

6 Bond XX Lunch Box Bond XX Lunch Box
Lunch Box
Ohio Art
Copyright: 1966

Designed by Jess Hager and inspired by the 2nd movie that's titled "From Russia With Love." Both front and back depict James Bond with a woman (maybe the female KGB agent) near the Kremlin in Moscow. Depicted on the other side are: left side Bond is fighting a guard while a scientist watches, bottom he seem to have just saved a woman (possibly Tatiana Romanova) from a burning car, right side he appears to be fighting with KGB agents, top (side with the handle) he is running. Looks like a British Agent could get mighty hungry while on assignment. A 007 find for any fan of James Bond, for sure!

7 James Bond 007 Moonracker: The Model Kits James Bond 007 Moonracker: The Model Kits
Model Kits
Revell
Copyright: 1979

A set of 2 model kits based on the Moonraker Space Shuttle from the 11th official James Bond film. Each model when built is in the 1:144 scale. James Bond (Roger Moore) is pictured in a space suit holding a gun on both. The 2 are as follows:
1. Space Shuttle With Booster Rockets - Illustrates on the box the Moonraker Shuttle as it goes into space. Build your own version with booster rockets.
2. Space Shuttle From The James Bond Movie - Illustrates on the box the Moonraker Shuttle in space flight. Build this version and enjoy watching the movie anew.

8 Smirnoff Smirnoff "Pure Thrill" Goldeneye Banner
Promo Banner
Smirnoff
Copyright: 1995

A promotional Banner that advertised the chance to win one of 100,000 tickets to the movie "Goldeneye" if a person phoned-in. It was for a Sweepstakes in the UK.

9 Zippo 007 Lighter Set Zippo 007 Lighter Set
Lighters
Zippo
Copyright: 1996

A series of 8 Polished Chrome Gasoline Lighters based on the Bond Gun Barrel Idea and 7 movies as follows;
1. Gun Barrel Sequence
2. Dr. No (Movie Poster)
3. From Russia With Love (Movie Poster)
4. Goldfinger (Movie Poster)
5. Thuderball (Movie Poster)
6. You Only Live Twice (Movie Poster)
7. Diamonds Are Forever (Movie Poster)
8. Goldeneye (Teaser)

10 Tomorrow Never Dies Promotional Briefcase Tomorrow Never Dies Promotional Briefcase
Movie Promo Items
Assorted
Copyright: 1997

A special edition Samsonite Attache Briefcase that held inside a leather Omega card holder, a Wilkinson Sword Protector razor with extra blades, a 5cl miniature bottle of Smirnoff vodka with shot glass, two bottles of L'Oreal Laque Resist nail varnish, a 33cl can of Heineken, a novelty Ericsson phone calculator, a toy BMW car, a Visa item that looks like a camera, an Avis metal key ring and also a letter from Eon concerning the provenance

11 Bond (Connery) Collectible Icon Figure Bond (Connery) Collectible Icon Figure
Statue Figure
Corgi
Copyright: 1998

A Statue Figure that is 8cm or around 3 inches tall of James Bond (Sean Connery) dressed in a White Tuxedo, a pair of Black Pants, a White Shirt and a Black Bow Tie. Based on Connery's likeness from the 3rd Official Bond Film called Goldfinger. Made from fine metal, on a plastic base and hand painted. A limited edition of only 1,000 were produced.

12 Bond (Moore) Collectible Icon Figure Bond (Moore) Collectible Icon Figure
Statue Figure
Corgi
Copyright: 1998

A Statue Figure that measures 8cm or around 3 inches tall of James Bond (Roger Moore) dressed in a Safari Tan Suit, a Sky Blue Shirt, a Brown Tie and a pair of Dark Brown Shoes. Also features in the Right Hand a Gun with Silencer. Based on Moore's likeness from the 9th Official Bond Film called The Man With The Golden Gun. Made of fine metal, hand paint and on a plastic base. Produced was a limited edition of only 1,000.

13 The World Is Not Enough Sticker Set The World Is Not Enough Sticker Set
Stickers
Samsonite
Copyright: 1999

A limited edition sheet of 5 stickers to promote the movie "The World Is Not Enough" and also the Samsonite company

14 Shell Promotional Bond Cars Shell Promotional Bond Cars
Model Cars
Shell
Copyright: 2008

Set of 5 die cast medal cars that are 1:64 scale issued by Shell garages in Malaysia for 2008 that relate to the James Bond Movies and consists of the following cars;
1. Sunbeam Alpine 5 from Dr. No
2. Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger
3. Lotus Espirit from The Spy Who Loved Me
4. BMW Z3 Roadster from Goldeneye
5. Aston Martin DBS from Quantum Of Solace

15 Celebrating 50 Years Of James Bond Celebrating 50 Years Of James Bond
Postage Stamps
Royal Mail
Copyright: 2012

A series of 10 postage stamps to observe 50 year of Bond films. Published by a postal service company in the UK, originally established in the year of 1516. Stamps all depict official posters of 10 movies (from left to right & top to bottom) as follows;
1. Casino Royale (21st Movie)
2. Goldfinger (3rd Movie)
3. From Russia With Love (2nd Movie)
4. The Living Daylights (15th Movie)
5. Dr. No (1st Movie)
6. Live And Let Die (8th Movie)
7. For Your Eyes Only (12th Movie)
8. Moonraker (11th Movie)
9. Goldeneye (17th Movie)
10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (6th Movie)

16 50 Years of James Bond 007 (Poster Set) 50 Years of James Bond 007 (Poster Set)
Posters
Pyramid
Copyright: 2012

A set of 2 Posters to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Official Bond Movie Franchise. Posters are both of a Golden Girl with the titles of the films Dr. No to Skyfall reflected on her. The 1st measures 24 x 36 inches and the 2nd measures 24 x 13 inches. Image of the Golden Girl with Movie Titles on her was used on the 24th Mug in the Set listed next.

17 James Bond 50th Anniversary Mugs Set James Bond 50th Anniversary Mugs Set
Ceramic Mugs
Pyramid, Danjaq & United Artist
Copyright: 2012

A series of 24 ceramic coffee mugs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movies series. The images were inspired by the original movie posters.
The 1st through 23rd mugs are for the official movie series that includes Dr. No to Skyfall. The 24th mug is a 50th Anniversary special with the names of all 23 movies on it.

18 Skyfall 007 Coca Cola Zero Set Skyfall 007 Coca Cola Zero Set
Soda Bottles & Cans
Coca Cola
Copyright: 2012

A promotional campaign by Coca Cola for the 23rd Bond movie Skyfall that featured the iconic gun barrel design and a silhouette of James Bond on bottles and cans of Coca Cola Zero. Both bottles and cans were made of aluminum. "What an original thought for a bottle!" The slogan was "Unlock The 007 In You." Seems the diet soft drink wanted to inspire audiences to discover the secret agent in themselves.

19 HW Workshop: The James Bond Cars HW Workshop: The James Bond Cars
Hot Wheels
Mattel
Copyright: 2014/2015

The HW Workshop Series of cars have only 2 that are James Bond related. They were based on cars from the 3rd and 10th Official Bond Films in 1:64 scale. Listed by release years, movie titles and car names with colors as follows;
2014 - Goldfinger (3rd Movie) - Aston Martin 1963 DB5 in Silver
2015 - The Spy Who Loved Me (10th Movie) - Lotus Espirit S1 in White
Packaging for both cars promotes the Hot Wheel Showdown Game that can be download online.

20 Spectre Mugs Set Spectre Mugs Set
Bone China Mugs
Pyramid
Copyright: 2015

A series of 2 bone china mugs to promote the movie Spectre, that was the 24th official Bond film. The 1st is of the Spectre Octopus Logo and the 2nd is of the Teaser Movie Poster with Daniel Craig and Jame Bond.

21 Spectre Movie Cup & Popcorn Suitcase Spectre Movie Cup & Popcorn Suitcase
Movie Promo Items
Major Cineplex
Copyright: 2015

A set of 2 special promos for the 24th Official James Bond Film. The 2 items are as follows;
1. Spectre Movie Cup - Special Plastic Tumble Cup to hold your favorite soda pop as you watch Bond go up against evil. Spectre Logo shown on side.
2. Spectre Movie Popcorn Suitcase - Special Plastic Suitcase like item to hold your popcorn as you watch the movie. Gun silhouette on front.

22 James Bond Goldfinger Collection James Bond Goldfinger Collection
Figures Set
Big Chief Studios
Copyright: 2017

A set of figures based on the 3 main male characters that appear in the movie Goldfinger. They are 1:6 scale and look like the actors that played them and are also officially licensed and fully authorized by Eon Production LTD. who make the official Bond films. The 3 Figures in this set are as follows:
1. James Bond as played by Sean Connery; 2. Auric Goldfinger as played by Gert Forbe; 3. Oddjob as played by Harold Sakata
Each of the Figures are dressed in authentic costumes and have accessories like those in the movie and others.

23 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 James Bond Aston Martin DB5
Replica Model
Lego Creator
Copyright: 2018

Captured in elegance and detail is the Icon Sports Car from the 3rd Bond Film (Goldfinger) of 1964. Comes with all the functioning gadgetry of the the real car. These are the ejection seat, the rotating license plates, rear bullet shield, wheel mounted tire slashers and the front-wing machine guns.

ODDS & ENDS

Number of Items:5
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:2017

1 Secret Agent 007 James Bond Walkie-Talkie Set Secret Agent 007 James Bond Walkie-Talkie Set
Walkie-Talkie
Gabriel Toy Co.
Copyright: 1965

A set of 2 Walkie-Talkies that operated on 9 volt transistor batteries that were included. Each worked at 27.065 megacycles with an range of about 11 meters, but because of the radio band frequency could at time reach more. These types of Walkie-Talkies were a lot like CB Radios with lower range power.

2 James Bond Secret Agent 007 Electric Drawing Set James Bond Secret Agent 007 Electric Drawing Set
Drawing Set
Lakeside Toys
Copyright: 1966

An easy way to draw and color James Bond's Action Packed Adventures. The special feature is a Spy-O-Graph to help reconstruct Faces of Enemy Agents. It comes complete with a 40 piece Artist's Kit that included; an Electric Drawing Desk with Lamp, Portfolio of James Bond Adventures with Spy-O-Graph, Drawing & Sketch Paper, Color Pencils, a Pencil Sharpener, an Eraser and the Complete Artist's Instructions.

3 James Bond 007 Secret Service Sunglasses James Bond 007 Secret Service Sunglasses
Sunglasses
Imperial Toy Corp.
Copyright: 1984

A pair of blue rimmed Sunglasses with the 007 logo set above the nose when they are on a persons face. Believed to be made as a gag gift to give at a party. Also they may have been a tie-in to the movie Octopussy.

3.1 James Bond 007: The Collectors Edition James Bond 007: The Collectors Edition
Galoob
Micro Machines
Copyright: 1995

All 3 Collections of micro sized figures (2cm) and vehicles (4cm) based on 3 movies of James Bond. They are as follows;
Collection #1 - The Spy Who Love Me - There are 5 micros to the set. The 2 figures are James Bond (Roger Moore) and Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach). The 3 vehicles are of the Lotus Espirit/Submarine, the Stromberg Helicopter and the Kawasaki Motorcycle with Sidecar.
Collection #2 - Moonraker - There are 5 micros to the set. The 2 figures are Drax (Michael Lonsdale) and Jaws (Richard Kiel). The 3 vehicles are of the "Moonraker" Space Shuttle, the Hispano Suiza and the Ultra Speed Boat with Hang Glider.
Collection #3 - Goldfinger - There are 5 micros to the set. The 2 figures are Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) and Odd Job (Harold Sakata). The 3 vehicles are of the 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom 337, The Aston Martin DB5 and the Piper Stunt Plane.

4 Forever And A Death Forever And A Death
Book
Hard Case Crime
Copyright: 2017

After the success of the movie Goldeneye, the producers approached noted crime writer Donald E. Westlake to come up with a script for the next movie. He wrote a treatment about a Western tycoon unhappy about being forced out of Hong Kong when the Chinese took it back. Apparently it was too political and the producers passed on it. Years later he turned the idea into a book and some time after his death, Hard Case Crime published it.

It is not a James Bond book now, of course, but it almost is.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Number of Books:17
First Appearance:1962
Last Appearance:2015

1 Exhibitors Campaign Book: Dr. No Exhibitors Campaign Book: Dr. No
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1962

A full color hardcover book for "The First James Bond Film!" It was sent to UK theater owners to help promote the Dr. No movie. Included press information like full cast, story line and biographies of stars such as Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman and Jack Lords, plus possibly others. The book also had promotional information as well. The book measured 334mm or around 13 inches from top to bottom (length) and 260mm or around 10 inches from side to side (width), plus it was 70 pages.

2 Exhibitors Campaign Book: From Russia With Love Exhibitors Campaign Book: From Russia With Love
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1963

The 2nd full color hardback book stating "James Bond Is Back!" It was sent to UK theater owners to help them promote the movie From Russia With Love. Press information inside included full cast, story line and biographies of the stars such as Sean Connery who was back to play James Bond a 2nd time, plus others. Information for promotional items and ideas were also included. Measuring around 13 inches (334mm) in length (top to bottom) and around 10 inches (260mm) in width (side to side), it had 70 pages.

3 Exhibitors Campaign Book: Goldfinger Exhibitors Campaign Book: Goldfinger
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1964

The 3rd full color hardcover book stating "James Bond Back In Action!" Sent to theater owners in England, Scotland and Wales to help promote the movie Goldfinger. Included press information of full cast, story line and biographies of the stars like Sean Connery (James Bond) and Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore), plus others. There also was even other promotional information too. It may have been inside The Goldfinger Promotional Briefcase (See Collectibles) that was sent to large theaters across the UK. Pages in the book totaled 70. It also measured 334mm (around 13 inches) from top to bottom (length) and 260mm (around 10 inches) side to side (width) like the 2 earlier books.

4 007 James Bond A Report 007 James Bond A Report
Written by O. F. Snelling
Copyright: 1964

An interesting treatise on the phenomenon that is James Bond, it has a section dealing with those agents who preceeded him in fiction as well as one talking of the villians that Bond had to face.

5 Exhibitors Campaign Book: Thunderball Exhibitors Campaign Book: Thunderball
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1965

The 4th full color hardback book stating "Here Comes The Biggest Bond Of All!" Sent to theater owners across the UK to help promote the movie Thunderball. Within its pages was information of full cast and crew that work on the film. Also included were the biographies of the stars, synopsis of story and all other promotional information. The book only contained 68 pages, plus measured 305mm (around 12 inches) in length (top to bottom) and 476mm (around 18.5 inches) in width (side to side) making it differ in size and number of pages from the first 3 books.

6 The James Bond Dossier The James Bond Dossier
Written by Kingsley Amis
Copyright: 1965

The first serious, or mostly so, analysis of the character of James Bond and the writing style of Ian Fleming. The critical merits of the stories are examined as well as that of the character of the man.

7 The Book Of Bond - Or Every Man His Own 007 The Book Of Bond - Or Every Man His Own 007
Written by William Tanner
Copyright: 1965

A tongue-in-cheek manual for prospective agents on how to live like Agent 007 (James Bond), illustrated with examples from the Fleming novels. It told a man how to get an instant 00, what to wear, how to look, what to eat and drink, plus also how to acquire his very own Bond Woman.

8 James Bond In The Cinema James Bond In The Cinema
Written by John Brosnan
Copyright: 1972

An in-depth and entertaining assessment of the world's most popular and durable literary character and screen super-spy hero of the postwar period. The first 7 movies (Dr. No to Diamond Are Forever) are covered each with a chapter. The author gives his thoughts on why the James Bond films are so popular by stating it's because of good vs evil.

9 James Bond: The Authorized Biography James Bond: The Authorized Biography
Written by John Pearson
Copyright: 1973

Treating the character of James Bond as real, this book presents the life of the secret agent as though it were an actual biography.

10 The James Bond Bedside Companion The James Bond Bedside Companion
Written by Raymond Benson
Copyright: 1984

Updated many times over the 30 years it has been out, this collection of fantastic information about 007 has been called the "Bond Bible" with good reason.

11 James Bond: A Celebration James Bond: A Celebration
Written by Peter Haining
Copyright: 1987

The Institution known as James Bond is discussed in detail. From his real influence on world affair, literature, art, movies and even fashion. A true remarkable achievement for Ian Fleming who created Bond as a pure way to make money. James Bond has now become a hero in the eyes of many. The author gives us a rare glimpse into the first 35 years of one of the most famous fictional character ever created.

12 Dressed To Kill: James Bond - The Suited Hero Dressed To Kill: James Bond - The Suited Hero
Written by Jay McInerney, Nick Foulkes, Nick Sullivan
Copyright: 1996

The mere mention of this fictional spy brings thoughts of beautiful women, high living, exotic locals and adventure. Feast your eyes on the world of Bond as the legendary hero of our time. No more chain mail or armor, but a suit of high class. Yes, read about the character that has become one of the modern myths and the world's most famous secret agent.

13 James Bond's London James Bond's London
Written by Peter Hunt, Christopher Lee, Gary Giblin
Copyright: 2001

Discover the London of the most famous fictional spy in history. Read about his favorite hotels, restaurants and clubs. Find out where he gets his suits and cars. Also learn of the early homes of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan and the birthplace of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, plus a lot more. A must for any armchair traveler and fan.

14 James Bond: The Legacy James Bond: The Legacy
Written by Bruce Scivally, John Cork
Copyright: 2002

"Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, James Bond: The Legacy is the official, definitive guide to the 007 phenomenon. Loaded with anecdotes, facts, and illustrations, the book provides features on the key actors, from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan, directors, costume and set designers, and others working behind the scenes."

15 James Bond Encyclopedia James Bond Encyclopedia
Written by John Cork, Collin Stutz
Copyright: 2007

Updated a couple of times since its release, this reference book was developed with the cooperation of EON Productions and is chock full of photos and interesting Bond facts.

16 Jame Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 Jame Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007
Written by Alan J. Porter
Copyright: 2008

"Now for the first time, the complete history of the illustrated James Bond is chronicled by pop-culture historian Alan J. Porter in James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007. Before Bond became world famous with his movie series, the character was the subject of successful English newspaper strips and later in comic books. James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 examines it all, covering Bond's newspaper strip and comic book appearances from the 1950s to the present."

17 Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films
Written by Matthew Field, Ajay Chowdhury
Copyright: 2015

This fascinating reference book recounts the 50 years of success, and some disappointments, that followed the James Bond movie franchise. Terrific reading for all fans of the films.

MY COMMENTS

       I'm sure no one has ever done a reliable survey but I would be willing to bet that 99.9% of the English-speaking world would have one answer to a pop quiz question of 'Name a fictional spy'. A few die-hards might name Napoleon Solo or Derek Flint or George Smiley. The rest would say James Bond.
       What that implies is obvious. James Bond is the epitome of the spy in the minds of the world. I don't believe I would get too many arguments, however, if I were to postulate that it is from the success of the movies that this agent is at the top of the list rather than from the novels.
       I really liked Ian Fleming's James Bond. That macho, misogynistic, somewhat narcissistic 'relic of the Cold War' (to paraphrase a great line from Goldeneye) was an awesome read. I loved the stories when I was 16 and I loved them when I was 46. I hope to be around to reread them when I am 76. Despite the heaps of criticism piled onto Mr. Fleming, the books are terrific and should be required reading for anyone interested in the genre.
       The same cannot be said for all the books that were to follow. I literally yanked Licence Renewed off the stands when I first saw it, I was that excited about the return of the Master Spy. Slightly taken back at the changes made by John Gardner, especially the dissolution of the Double-O program, I nevertheless enjoyed the tales of an older and more mature Bond. For a while, at any rate. After the first three or four, I felt Mr. Gardner's interest was waning and so was the quality.
       The quality of stories and plots improved considerably with Mr. Benson's assumption of the pen though I feel that the stories were far longer than they needed to be (a malady most books now suffer from since the creation of word processors). However, even he has not been able to capture the exciting naughtiness that was Mr. Fleming's greatest achievement.
       Through it all, however, my appreciation for 007 has never diminished. I own every movie (except the horrific Casino Royale [the first one, not the awesome one with Mr. Craig] ). I have read every book, many of them twice. I even tried, in my drinking days, a martini shaken, not stirred (didn't like it!). I like James Bond.
       I always will.

GRADE

My Grade: A-

Your Average Grade:   A+

YOUR OPINIONS
Sir Gerald A+ 5/9/2012 12:22:42 PM

Comments are above under rams teller.


ddragoth A+ 6/15/2012 2:23:46 AM

And "A-" to Derek Flint


cmbeattie7 A+ 10/25/2012 8:45:07 PM

My very favorite of all time


A+ 12/16/2012 10:07:04 AM

I read all the Ian Fleming books, some before the movie came out and a few by Gardner. The Fleming books were best because, let's face it, he created the character. Liked them all.


mrdrcop A+ 6/16/2014 12:30:01 PM

Just to say: Matt Helm had four movies (Silencers, Murderer's ow, Ambushers, and The Wrecking Crew) Flint had two (In Like Flint, Our Man Flint). Fleming invented the character, and Raymond Benson was the best post-Fleming author.


Darrel A+ 3/19/2015 7:49:52 PM

A++ for the Ian Fleming books. Not a fan of the short story format for spy fiction but Fleming made good use of it.


Monsieur A+ 10/25/2015 7:06:31 PM

Just finished the new novel, TRIGGER MORTIS. It follows Mr. Bond right after the completion of the GOLDFINGER adventure. The story is well thought out and unfolds very nicely. There are no extreme gadgets - just brains and brawn. This is one f the best of the contemporary Bond adventures that I have had the pleasure to read.


chrisno1 A+ 2017-03-22

I have nothing to add. The sheer wealth of stuff you've generated is a testament to Bond's durability across many entertainments genres. I love the original books. I love most of the movies. That's more than enough love for me.


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