Cover artwork for the forthcoming Titan Books James Bond comic strip collection, The Paradise Plot, has been revealed at amazon.co.uk.
Due for release on 27 June in the UK (and on 8 July in the US), The Paradise Plot collection will also feature Deathmask in addition to the title story.
What is especially interesting to note about both stories in this 007 collection is that it marks the first time that long-time writer Jim Lawrence and artist John McLusky have worked together on the Bond adventures.
Previously, McLusky had worked with writer Henry Gammidge on several of the original Ian Fleming adaptations in the 1950s and 60s. On the other hand, Lawrence was always associated with artist Yaroslav Horak on the Fleming adaptations and over 25 original Bond adventures, beginning in 1968 with The Harpies.
The Paradise Plot and Deathmask stories were originally serialised in the Daily Star in the early 1980s.
Moonraker Bond girl Lois Chiles will provide the introduction. As with the previous Death Wing and Shark Bait collections, Alan J. Porter will contribute a new article on the US comic book adventures of Bond in this collection.
The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world’s greatest and most famous secret agent, James Bond, as some of his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever in a deluxe collectors’ library edition! In this latest action-packed volume, Bond teams up with fellow 00 agent Suzi Kew once again on another sun-soaked escapade, The Paradise Plot. Not seen since its original publication in a British newspaper, this ultra rare adventure finally returns to print!
This new, never-before-collected edition also features Lawrence and McLusky’s rarely seen story Deathmask, plus a new introduction by one of the Bond girls and an exclusive feature on rare and unusual James Bond comics from around the world!
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