Deals of the Day: JAMES BOND OMNIBUS 1000pgs

THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS:VOL I-

Synopsis

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting Ian Fleming’s earliest literary adventures in comic strip form!

For the first time, eleven of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions appear in a single volume: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Risico, From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Thunderball!

With an introduction by Sir Roger Moore, this huge volume features beautiful women, thrilling action, incredible gadgets and the odd Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred… this ultimate collection of Bond’s best is not to be missed!

Product Details

ISBN: 9781848563643
Dimensions: 230 x 190mm
Paperback: 304pp
Publication date: 25 September 2009
Illustration detail: b/w comic strip
All authors:
Ian Fleming, Peter O’Donnell, Henry Gammidge, Anthony Hern, John McLusky


“Collected in THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS: VOLUME 001 are the first 1,128 comic strips of spy fiction’s all-time superstar, gracing the pages of British newspapers beginning in the summer of 1958… Here, Fleming’s first nine 007 books are adapted in chronological order, from CASINO ROYALE to THUNDERBALL.”— Rod Lott of Bookgasm

THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS:VOL II-

Synopsis

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting Ian Fleming’s earliest literary adventures in comic strip form! Seven of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions appear in a single volume: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Living Daylights, Octopussy, The Hildebrand Rarity and The Spy Who Loved Me!

Product Details

ISBN: 9781848564329
Dimensions: 230 x 190mm
Paperback: 344pp
Publication date: 25 February 2011
Illustration detail: B&W comic strip
All authors:
Ian Fleming, Yaroslav Horak, Henry Gammidge, John McLusky
All characters:
James Bond

THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS:VOL III-

Synopsis

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting the first period of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes seven of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: The Harpies, River of Death, The Golden Ghost, Fear Face, Double Jeopardy, Starfire and Kingley Amis’ controversial post-Fleming story, Colonel Sun.

Product Details

ISBN: 9780857685889
Dimensions: 230 x 190mm
Paperback: 272pp
Publication date: 23 March 2012
Illustration detail: B/w comic strip
All authors:
Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence, Yaroslav Horak


These three volumes add up to nearly a 1000 pages of British James Bond Comic Strip goodness! And at the price they are going for it is a no-brainer. Snap up your copies today, as they are showing a tendency for selling out, and then the price goes up. I don’t even consider myself a James Bond fan, and I have to have these books.

If you feel the same, please use the links below to purchase. You get to buy great items, and you help keep this blog going, and new DEALS OF THE DAY coming, with the few helpful pennies that are generated from your purchase. Thanks!

James Bond: Omnibus Volume 001: Price Your Copy Here

James Bond Omnibus Volume 002: Price Your Copy Here

The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003: Price your Copy Here

BEST SPY TELEVISION SHOW EVER: SPOOKS!


“I wonder if you can even remember the truth of what you were. You’re a killer John, who fell asleep, and dreamed he was a hero. Now it’s time to wakeup and remember the truth. The dream is over now, and the killer… is awake.”—SPOOKS Season 9

I just got done watching 9 Seasons of SPOOKS.

Wow.

What can I say, except… best cliffhangers ever!! And one of the most uncompromising and emotional shows that I’ve ever seen. And notice I say SPOOKS and not MI-5. For the love of God avoid the edited, censored US version of this phenomenal British show (one reason I refuse to watch anything on BBC America, I’ll just wait for the unedited DVD).

Get yourself a multi-region DVD player, buy the original PAL/UK DVDs and see this show as it was intended, in all its uncompromising, and at times anti-US glory. Or else don’t see it at all. Oh and avoid plot synopsis and reviews that give away reveals that are exceptionally important to really being flabbergasted by the series.

Like any series that runs this long, not all the shows are going to be home-runs. An occasional show is going to underwhelm, writing is going to falter become a bit too soapish and irritating (I think particularly noticeable in season 3). It’s a show that while no stranger to the cliches of the genre (to include at times a bit too much style over substance, the slow-mo walks and jittery camera work particularly in season 8 calls attention to itself… and not in a good way) manages to always transcend its missteps and crank it up and deliver and make you care.

The writers and particularly the actors are to be commended for making you care… oft deeply, for these tales of spooks and spies and private eyes.

For those of you who have never seen this series, I envy you the journey. Just start with season 1 of SPOOKS, and keep on going.

I have the last season yet to see, but I tend to take a break after every three seasons, mixing up my DVD binges with book binges, so I’ll probably get to season 10 sometime this spring. Plus I’m hearing mixed things about the last season, so I’m in no rush to get to it.

The show for a decade has managed to keep reinventing itself every season, in a way I did not think would be possible. But it just goes to the strength of the British talent pool, that every irreplaceable actor… could indeed be replaced. That goes to the truth of the fiction the show crafts.

What elevates this show is the courageousness of its scripts, that for the most part resists the simple black and write, good guy, bad guy, lowest common denominator story-lines you would get from a US show. Best spy show ever? I cannot think of one better.

Highest Recommendation. A-.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Secret Agent AKA Danger Man: The Complete Collection

I only offer as Deals of the Day items I myself have purchased and think are great!

To that end the complete 86 episode, 3240 minute, Patrick McGoohan series is available at over 60% off! Regularly a $100 set.

Called one of television’s best and most innovative and groundbreaking spy shows, having seen the first two volumes… I have to agree. It’s brilliant!

At the price, it’s a no-brainer. Judge for yourself.

“Patrick McGoohan is John Drake – aka – DANGER MAN. Set in the deadly world of international espionage & intrigue, Drake is an agent who jousts with danger before a backdrop of diverse global locations. He is a man who takes calculated risks, but dedicated to his ideals. Aided with unique gadgets & an ingenious mind, Drake does not simply attract danger, he thrives on it.

ITC’s DANGER MAN launched Patrick McGoohan on the road to success, propelling the actor to international stardom, becoming the highest paid actor on television. Since its original broadcast, DANGER MAN has achieved cult status & is considered one of the coolest action adventure series’ of the 60’s, predating the James Bond films and lead to Partick McGoohan creating THE PRISONER.”
–Umbrella Man Entertainment

Secret Agent AKA Danger Man: The Complete Collection (SLIMLINE)