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The Saturday Comics: James Bond

25 Jun

June 25, 2011

James Bond needs no introduction.

But maybe the strip does. It ran in England from 1958 to 1984. There were 52 arcs and most of the Ian Fleming stories were serialized, along with many original stories. (BTW, check out the name of the strip of November ’76, “Ape of Diamonds.”)

Casino Royale: July 7, 1958-December 13, 1958
Live and Let Die: December 15, 1958-March 28, 1959
Moonraker: March 30, 1959 – August 8, 1959
Diamonds Are Forever:August 10, 1959-January 30, 1960
From Russia with Love: February 1, 196 -May 21, 1960
Dr. No: May 23, 1960 – October 1, 1960
Goldfinger: October 3, 1960 – April 1, 1961
Risico: April 3, 1961 – June 24, 1961
From a View to a Kill: June 26, 1961-September 9, 1961
For Your Eyes Only: September 11, 1961-December 9, 1961
Thunderball: December 11, 1961-February 10, 1962
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: June 29, 1964-May 15, 1965
You Only Live Twice: May 17, 1965-January 8, 1966
The Man with the Golden: January 10, 1966-September 9, 1966
The Living Daylights: September 12, 1966-November 12, 1966
Octopussy:  November 14, 1966 – May 27, 1967
The Hildebrand Rarity: May 29, 1967-December 16, 1967

The Spy Who Loved Me: December 18, 1967-October 3, 1968
The Harpies: October 10, 1968-June 23, 1969
River Of Death: June 24, 1969-November 29, 1969
Colonel Sun: December 1, 1969 – August 28, 1970
The Golden Ghost: August 21, 1970-January 16, 1971
Fear Face: January 18, 1971 – April 20, 1971
Double Jeopardy: April 21, 1971-August 28, 1971
Starfire: August 30, 1971 – December 24, 1971
Trouble Spot: December 28, 1971-June 10, 1972
Isle Of Condors: June 12, 1972-October 21, 1972
The League Of Vampires: October 25, 1972-February 28, 1973
Die With My Boots On: March 1, 1973-June 18, 1973
The Girl Machine: June 19, 1973-December 3, 1973
Beware Of Butterflies: December 4, 1973-May 11, 1974
The Nevsky Nude: May 13, 1974-September 21, 1974
The Phoenix Project: September 23, 1974-February 18, 1975
The Black Ruby Caper: February 19, 1975-July 15, 1975
Till Death Do Us Apart: July 7, 1975-October 14, 1975
The Torch-Time Affair: October 15, 1975-January 15, 1976
Hot-Shot: January 16, 1976 – June 1, 1976
Nightbird: June 2, 1976 – November 4, 1976
Ape Of Diamonds: November 5, 1976-January 22, 1977

When The Wizard Awakes: January 30, 1977-May 22, 1977
Sea Dragon: 1977
Death Wing: 1977-1978
The Xanadu Connection: 1978
Shark Bait: 1978-1979
Doomcrack: February 2, 1981 – August 19, 1981
The Paradise Plot: August 20, 1981-June 4, 1982
Deathmask: June 7, 1982 – February 2, 1983
Flittermouse: February 9, 1983 – May 20, 1983
Polestar: May 23, 1983 – July 15, 1983
The Scent Of Danger: 1983
Snake Goddess: 1983-1984
Double Eagle: 1984

These next scans don’t enlarge well but I think you’ll get the feel of the strips:

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