1. 'James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007' Preview At Comic-Con

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-07-10

    As reported by this past March, fans can look forward to the September 2008 release of James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007.

    As stated by author Alan J. Porter earlier this year, ‘the fully illustrated book will chronicle the story behind Bond’s comics adventures around the world, from British newspaper strips, to original stories produced for markets such as Sweden and Chile, to Japanese manga, and of course the various American series and movie adaptations. I’ll also be taking a look at the various Bond spoofs, 007’s influence on comics art in general, and hopefully lining up interviews with some of the creators who have added to Bond’s story over the years.’

    While publication is still a few months away, those attending this year’s Comic-Con can meet with the author and get a sneak peek at advanced copies of James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007.

    Porter will be on hand at the Hermes Press booth (#506) on Friday, 25 July from 2:00 – 3:00pm.

    Held at the San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con is the home of the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. This year’s event runs from 24-27 July with a preview night on the 23rd.

    For information on registering to attend or other details, visit the official website or phone 619-491-2475.

    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. Porter’s new book examines James Bond’s adventures in newspaper strips and comic books. Before Bond became world famous with his movie series, the character was the subject of successful English newspaper strips and later in comic books. With the explosion of Bond on the screen the character and his exploits become even more popular in comic strip and comic book versions all over the world. James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007 examines it all, and covers Bond’s newspaper strip and comic book appearances from the 1950s to the present. The release of this all-new history is timed to coincide with James Bond’s newest movie appearance and is sure to be a must for all Bond fans. The cover of the book presents a never-before-seen painting by noted artist Bob Peak who made a significant contribution tot he Bond canon’s movie poster art.

    Pre-order James Bond: The History Of The Illustrated 007

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