1. 'The Spy Who Loved Me' Reviewed

    By Guest writer on 2005-08-22

    CBn forum member Red Grant, webmaster of the terrific The Art of James Bond website, checks in today with the very first review of Titan Books latest release, The Spy Who Loved Me.

    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is now available — received my copy today.

    Titan Books 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

    Titan Books The Spy Who Loved Me

    The major difference between this version and Titan’s original 1989 release is that the follow-up story THE HARPIES is included making the volume somewhat thicker than its first incarnation!

    The introduction is by Caroline Munro (not Barbara Bach as originally announced) and a couple of background articles on Jim Lawrence and the continuation of the series with non-Fleming material fills out the explanatory introduction nicely.

    Print quality is generally very good although some of the illustrations accompanying the articles are poor. Completists should note that THE SPY WHO LOVED ME now includes panel #721 (omitted from the 1989 version) which was supplied by Johnny Oreskov and restored to print quality by myself. However, the strip does not include the additional panel #796a which didn’t appear in the Daily Express version although was present in many syndicated printings. We had also supplied this panel for the collection but as it is essentially a recap of events and adds nothing to the story I assume it was omitted by Titan for editorial reasons.

    This latest addition to Titan’s every-expanding range of comic strips should be an essential purchase for any self-respecting Bond Fan and should wet the appetite for COLONEL SUN which will follow at the end of the year.

    – Red Grant.

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