Examines the life of Ian Fleming, and the parts which made it into his famous books about Secret Service Agent James Bond.
The story mainly follows a small group of soldiers, the first of the SOE, who were rescued from Dunkirk and follows them through Operation Postmaster
The artwork is excellent this is how I imagined James Bond to be when I was reading the Fleming novels Someone is assassinating allied agents-James Bond is next
Colonel Sun by Robert Markham is the first novel featuring British secret agent James Bond, 007, not written by Ian Fleming, the original author
James Bond: Black Box by Benjamin Percy (art by Rapha Lobosco) is a solid entry into Dynamite’s Bond library even though the plot is weak and predictable, but well written
I simply feel that the James Bond series should have gotten a much stronger finish than two short stories and two outlines for short stories.
The novel is not unreadable, it is enjoyable for the Bond fans, but it is far from being one of the best in the series
The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.
Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.
An unusual entry in the series since it is narrated by a French-Canadian woman and not James Bond