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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Never read any of the earlier comics or any of the novels, I was, as everyone is, aware of Bond, but was never really a fan until Craig, Connery was before I was born, Moore I found a joke and I don’t think I even saw a Dalton one.

    I was expecting live and let die to be a modern take, but it seems to a straight adaptation of the novel (I’m guessing) set in the 50’s 60’s? I’m surprised it hasn’t been updated some what as they actually describe the black characters as negroes, which I found quite shocking.

    Is this the order (so far) that the novels came out? Casino royale, live and let die?
    It is indeed - I think the plan is all Fleming novels. Live and Let Die as a novel is notorious for that very reason, huge criticisms of racism - not that it’s the only example but certainly the most obvious. I seem to remember Van Jensen talking on a podcast about specifically having that discussion in meetings and wanting to avoid it, so I’m surprised that they have included the word in the graphic novel.
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    I am curently reading Spider-Man:Return of the Burglar by Marv Wolfman in a Hardcover edition that have collected Amazing Spider-Man#194 to 200 (And a synopsis of Amazing Spider-Man#193).
    I have actualy read this story arc quite a few times,way cool to finally have this story arc in a Hardcover edition.
    The stories have the first apearence of Black Cat,a story with Mysterio that have great art by Sal Buscema.

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    Finished the Prometheus / Aliens / AvP / Predator Fire & Stone and Life & Death collections, which were fun. In Life & Death, the various stories fit together more tightly (all in the hands of one writer).

    Received the Injustice Omnibus last night and immediately started reading it. It's a real page turner.

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    I finished reading Silver Surfer: Parable 30th Anniversary Edition OHC by Stan Lee & Moebius. Great stuff! Moebius also did the lettering, and strangely it's a plus and a minus IMHO. The lettering is very very good but on the other hand it seems just a wee bit too large in particular with this larger than normal OHC. I'm probably being a bit finicky bit that was my first impression. There is some nice additional stuff such as other Marvel covers and posters. Elektra and Spider-Man are pretty exceptional. The dust jacket also folds out to be a big poster of these posters. I really appreciated and enjoyed reading "The making of...." by Moebius where he shares his thoughts on his drawing technique and how he went about putting together the Silver Surfer: Parable. Extremely interesting. I even shared some of it with my wife as we both enjoy sketching. Overall an excellent book.




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    I just finished the third John Byrne volume. I'm still not overly keen on the art (although I found myself not minding it nearer the end), but I loved the writing and I think that I will check out some of his other work. Possibly I've already read X-Men from him...
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