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    It does indeed look interesting. Speaking of which, the HC first edition of Trigger Mortis is 5.45 on Wordery... Also, the Casino Royale adaptation seems to be out 3/4/18 now.

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    Ok, here we go. 'M' was mediocre - I liked the concept, but I don't think that they pulled it off too well. Shame really. Grab it if you can, but don't go out of your way to read it.

    The Body #2. Holy crap, this was absolutely brilliant. Bond is interrogating a traitor and finds himself in an unexpected role. I thought the art was pretty average, but the story was phenomenal. It was thought provoking in places, but also allowed us to see Bond powerless and awkward. I also like that we have no real ending to it, presumably anyway. On one hand I would've liked to have seen this be expanded as it really is an interesting situation. In the other hand, I think that its restriction to that one little room played a big part in the helplessness that Bond felt - she was cuffed, but who was really confined? Definitely pick this issue up. If The Body continues to this level, it will overtake Felix as my favourite series. This was a big improvement on #1.

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    Interesting discussion going on here.

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    That's a shame to hear about M. I'll hopefully get around to reading it some time this weekend. I agree that Bond #2 was fantastic. I really liked the first issue of the Body, but I liked that the Body #2 told a different type of body story. I really liked the scientist's motivation was to take away a biological weapon from England while also stopping a terrorist attack. I loved that it was a lot more complex than Bond was imagining the situation was. I thought the ending was perfect and I felt left with the question of whether the scientist was justified in what she did.

    The only movies I've seen by Danny Boyle are the Trainspotting movies, which I thought were great. I'm interested in a movie directed by him as I feel like he could bring something new to Bond. I'm assuming the story will be completely original, though I would be curious if the decided to adapt one of the novels even if it was one of the books not written by Fleming

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    I think that the issue leaves you with exactly the same thought to ponder as Bond, which is not typical of the Bond comics. I'm halfway through the second Titan Collection of the newspaper comic strips and just finished 'From a View to a Kill' - definitely my favourite so far. This was a new story for me, as are some of the other comic strip stories - some are exclusively comic strips I think.

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    Is the comic strip based on the From a View to Kill short story or the movie?

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    JAMES BOND: THE BODY #6 (of 6)
    •Price: $3.99
    •Rating: Teen +
    •Cover A: Luca Casalanguida
    •Writer: Aleš Kot
    •Art: Luca Casalanguida
    •Genre: Action
    •Publication Date: June 2018
    •Format: Comic Book
    •Page Count: 32 Pages
    •ON SALE DATE: 6/20/2018
    •A pub. A meeting between old friends. But is it just what it seems? All threads of The Body converge, and Bond has to face the consequence of his actions.


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    That is quite a nice cover. I think the four other bullets are overkill, maybe one as a reference, but I like the concept.

    This volume has stories based on three of the 'For Your Eyes Only' short story collection, Quantum of Solace and The Hildebrand Rarity not being included, the former was never adapted and the latter is in the next volume. The names of the short stories are the only connection with the films, with the exception of For Your Eyes Only and to a lesser extent The Living Daylights I think.

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    I'm curious to see how all the plot threads from the previous issues all come together for the final issue of The Body. And I do really like that cover for issue #6.

    And that's awesome. I thought those comic strips followed the books instead of the movies but couldn't remember for sure. I haven't read the short stories in For Your Eyes Only but I would be curious why they adapted all the stories but Quantum for Solace.

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    I've only read two issues :P

    Very much the books, they ran from 58 to 83

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    I just finished The Living Daylights comic strip. I knew that the film was connected to this one by more than name, and it actually caught me off guard for the ending. It focuses on the cellist as in the film, assigned to prevent a Russian defection. It follows the same general plot, and is very short, but the ending really took me by surprise. It lured me into thinking that it was following the film. It really was a fantastic little entry, although I did get sick of Bond referencing how hard it is to murder somebody in cold blood, like every second sentence... Otherwise, it was awesome :P

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    While I haven't read the comic strip, I do really like the novel version of The Living Daylights. Probably my favorite short story in that collection (though 007 in New York gives you a receipt for how Bond likes his eggs made and is generally kind of off the wall). I don't know how closely the newspaper follows the short story or if certain things were changed for the adaption, but I really enjoyed Bond's thoughts about how difficult for him it is to kill like that in the short.

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    I've actually not read the short stories as I am working my way through the novels, so it will be interesting to compare! Speaking of which...

    I am planning to write a guide to the James Bond comics and novels, which I could post separately and then perhaps edit into the front page in this thread? It would be helpful I think for newcomers to the JB comic/novel media. Also, it would be great to get some input from you (and others), particularly the areas that I haven't experienced, such as some of the novels. If you (or anybody else) is interested?

    I would be making this in late April as my thesis is due on the 19th :P

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    Creating a guide for the comics/novels sounds like a great idea! I would be all for helping out with it. I would be interested in it since my knowledge of the Bond comics besides Dynamite ones is basically non-existent....

    I also finally got around to reading M today. I was pretty disappointed with it. It felt like such a generic story to me. I think my biggest disappointment was that I was hoping we would learn more about M's background but we got nothing besides this flashback to one particular mission he had. I feel like my biggest issue with some of these one-shots is I feel like they could benefit from being a couple issues long instead of being crammed into a one-shot. Even the Moneypenny series, which I really liked, I feel like could have benefited from being a couple issues instead of a one-shot as it felt really rushed in parts. I feel like a M mini-series could have given the writer more room to explore the character instead of this pretty basic tale.

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    Hey fellow Bond fans, Im interested in getting caught up with this book (specially wince names like Ellist and Kot have been at the helm, I'd like to ask some questions.

    - I read at some point that this was true Ian Fleming's Bond, not the movie version; is this correct? To be clear I've never read an original Fleming novel, but I assume the character is more raw than what the hollywood filters allow.
    - On the big screen my personal favorites are Dalton and Craig, I truly respect Connery's tenure but it feels dated for me personally - it was simply before my time. I do not care for Moore or Brosnan past Goldeneye, where would this rank if a comparision is possible?
    - How many arcs / mini series have been released?

    - And most importantly, did Dynamite finally get their act together? As in no more printing mistakes such as as mismatching dialogue balloons on some pages?

    Thanks in advance.
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