James Bond: Casino Royale

James Bond: Casino Royale

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 12 ratings

By: Ian Fleming , Anthony Hern, et al.

Purchased At: $32.40 (12 used & new offers)

The legend continues! Get ready to enjoy more thrills and spills with the world’s greatest secret agent in the latest addition to this classic action series!

This is the story that introduced us to James Bond! In his first mission, James must neutralize a Russian operative by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his ‘retirement’. Lady luck appears to be taken with Bond as his target hits a losing streak, but Bond’s attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster...

This new edition also includes Live and Let Die and the very rarely seen Moonraker, brought together for the first time in one spectacular collection that features an exclusive introduction by legendary Bond actor Roger Moore!!!

I'm a huge James Bond fan. Always have been. I'm a huge Comics fan. Always have been.
So when I found out that these James Bond 50's comics were put together in sets and that they were true to Mr. Flemings book stories I had to try one out. I was able to pick up Casino Royale pretty cheap and promptly tore right through it. Good Points: art is crisp and laid out nicely. The stories are MUCH closer to the books then the movies of the same name. Bad Points: since it was a weekly strip, the beginning of many of the chapters are rehashing what happened in last weeks to bring readers up to speed. I found this really annoying about 1/4 of the way - enough so that if all of the collected issues are like this, I'll most likely pass unless its at a great price.

- casey_thomas

As i have written for Goldfinger, this one is no different. As mentioned in another review here; a great companion to the novel. i have started collecting the entire series.

- payton_ruiz

For Bond fans who can't get enough, this book is a pleasing and thrilling way to look at the character the way Fleming wished him to look. I came across scans of some of these strips on an excellent "Art of James Bond" site, and decided immediately that I must give it a look. It's a different way to experience Bond than the novels and the movies, and is terrifically enjoyable. Highly recommended. Put on a 007 soundtrack cd or two, lean back in your chair with a frosty martini, and travel back into adventure!

- jamie_ortiz

the rendition of casino royale is very close to the original even in the torture scene. there is nothing explicit but you know what's happening. this is a visual companion to the novel and great for Bond purists.

- kenya_turner

I grew up reading these strips in the newspaper when I was a little kid in the 60s and the 70s. I bought this book when it was first published by Titan Books in 1989. It was a wonderful presentation by Titan in high quality paper and a beautifully painted cover. The stories are engrossing and the artwork by McLusky is superb. I would recommend this book highly to any James Bond fan.

So why do I award only one star to this book? Titan decided to include Moonraker in this book. People like me who have already purchased the earlier edition of this book have to buy it again just to get the extra Moonraker story.

- keith_castillo

This delightful volume was released fifth by Titan Books in their James Bond series.
I mention this because after the Roger Moore introduction there is a non fiction section called "Bond In Books" and it is part 5.
So those intent on collecting the series may wish to start with "The Man With The Golden Gun" volume which was the first released by Titan.
This volume collects the newspaper strips of "Casino Royale", "Live And Let Die" and "Moonraker".
Whilst they are condensed versions of the original books (condensed to remove any graphic detail that could have been read by children) there are good representations of the books.
The artwork is pretty good not forgetting that the strips were originally published in the late 1950's.
You can buy omnibuses of the collection from Titan would collect together 3 of the volumes but they are printed on smaller paper and some of the precise ink work on the strips is lost.

- raelynn_white

Classic James Bond book. Good value. Excellent delivery service from seller.

- martha_roberts

Contains Casino Royale, Moonraker and Live and Let Die amongst its covers, the stories follow the Ian Fleming books closely, so the plots are good, but the cartoon strips aren't as good as some of the other books in the series.

- juliette_miller

i always like james bond comics books in tamil and english. but this book was a good one for my personal collection. good graphic novel.

- gwen_morris

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