Synopses & Reviews
The legend continues! Stand by for more adventures with the world's greatest secret agent, as his most thrilling missions are collected for the first time ever!Modern-day King Midas, Auric Goldfinger, plans on ruining the economies of the Free World and using his own vast hordes of gold to control the planet. Bond must use all his rugged charms and brutal skills to stop Goldfinger before he brings western civilisation to its knees!This new edition also collects the very rare newspaper strips Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Thunderball! Not only that, it also features a brand new introduction by Goldfinger Bond girl, Shirley Eaton!
"Before Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 carved a lucrative niche in film, a daily comic strip ran in London's Daily Express beginning in 1958. Unlike the films, the comics stuck rather closely to the source novels, or as closely as the censors would allow. This fourth collection of the adapted novels includes Goldfinger, Thunderball and three of the five short stories from For Your Eyes Only and offers readers a glimpse into the tense world of Cold War-era espionage. Yet while Fleming's work is a rich foundation, the pacing of his stories is rendered choppy by the daily serialized format, and Gammidge's attempts at translating Fleming's taut suspense are flat. McLusky's art keeps the scripts' realistic tone and is well executed, yet it doesn't draw readers into the action; the effect resembles looking at still photographs of people in sharp late-1950s outfits with a bit of stiffly depicted violence thrown in for good measure. A curiosity for Fleming aficionados there's an introduction by Shirley Eaton, who played Jill Masterson in Goldfinger, and several background essays this collection probably won't interest others." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Strip cartoons originally published in the Daily express.