The Girl Machine James Bond Comic Collection
Posted February 23rd, 2009
The cover art and release date have been set for the latest collection of James Bond comics, The Girl Machine, not seen since there original syndication in The Daily Express between June 19th and December 3rd of 1973. The collection includes the three stories The Girl Machine, The Nevsky Nude and Beware of Butterflies.
The stories for the comics were written by Jim Lawrence, who has been on the team for over 30 years. He started doing them in 1966 when he replaced several other authors, working from Ian Fleming originals. If you were to count all the separate stories he has written, you'd find that it is more than any other James Bond author in any field.
All the comics in this edition were drawn by Yaroslav Horak, who took over from John McLusky in 1966. He has drawn over 30 of the Bond comics, and is also widely known for creating The Mask, which was later made into a Jim Carey movie.
I don't own any of the Horak/Lawrence comics, but I have a few of the older Henry Gammidge/John McLusky collections, and they are fantastic. The story and drawings are both really detailed and excellently done. Titan books also puts together a great package, with good bindings, a really nice layout, and an introduction by a famous Bond veteran, different in every collection.
Can be found and pre ordered on amazon and other sites, to be released on June 30, 2009.
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