|Classics Illustrated #158A|
Featuring Dr. No cover artwork
by Norman J. Nodel
|A panel from the Dr. No comic book, featuring James Bond with Sean Connery's likeness.|
|A panel from Octopussy.|
|A page from the Licence To Kill|
Permission To Die, it was the first comic in the franchise to feature an all-new plot that wasn't based on any kind of an existing material, published over the course of two years in three issues, with the first two arriving on the shelves in 1989. The third and last issue was delayed and didn't debut until 1991 due to unknown reasons. In the story, James Bond is assigned to facilitate an exchange on behalf of the British authorities towards Doctor Erik Wizialdo who offers England his revolutionary satellite launching technology. In order to validate the exchange, 007 must rescue and deliver Wizialdo's niece, Edaine Gayla, to safety from the Czechoslovakian legal jurisdiction at whose hands she was held a prisoner. As the mission progresses, Bond discovers that there are far deadlier schemes planned ahead than the simple change of hands agreed upon. Creator Mike Grell based 007's appearance on that of Fleming's original depiction of the character in resemblance of "Hoagy Carmichael with cold eyes, cruel mouth and piece of hair falling down over the right eyebrow." Other than Bond, Grell modeled the character of Wizialdo after the famous British actor Terence Stamp. With that out of the way, Eclipse Comics suffered from various problems they chose not to release further comics using the James Bond license.
|Bond experiences a brief flashback to his past ventures in Permission To Die.|
|James Bond 007: Serpent's Tooth|
cover artwork by
Paul Gulacy and Egon Selby
|The opening title card of Serpent's Tooth done in the vein of the iconic|
main title sequences from the film series.
|Dark Horse Comics #10|
featuring Light of My Death
cover art by Paul Gulacy
and Egon Selby
|Bond slips out of his "homeless man"|
disguise as he reports for duty.
Shattered Helix arrived on the shelves, with Simon Jowett, the author of A Silent Armageddon, returning to pen another story and develop his crime syndicate, Cerberus, further. In this adventure, Bond appears to be age older than his norm, assigned to stop the evil organization from getting their hands on a wrongfully flourished disease said to be located at a secret laboratory in the heart of the Antarctic. One of the comic's highlights is a bulletproof man called Bullock, whose skin itself is shaped of a thick body armour, similar to the Marvel Comics superhero, Luke Cage. Since Dark Horse's tenure in the Bond series were nearing to its end, Jowett concludes the chronicles of Cerberus as every remaining member of the organization winds up dead as the disease is released through gas form contained solely in the laboratory at the climax. A few previous mentions, in order to keep up with the continuity, of the events regarding the case of the Omega program (A Silent Armageddon) were made. The artwork was illustrated by David Jackson and the colors were provided by David Lloyd.
|James Bond 007: The Quasimodo Gambit|
cover artwork by Chris Moeller
|GoldenEye Issue #1|
cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
|Dynamite Entertainment's official James Bond logo|
|James Bond #1 variant cover|
by Ben Oliver
|A few spectacular panels from James Bond #9|
by Jason Masters and Guy Major.
|James Bond #12 cover art|
by Dom Reardon
|James Bond 007: Hammerhead #1|
variant cover by Ron Salas
|A panel from James Bond 007: Hammerhead #2 by artists Luca Casalanguida and Chris Blythe|
|Felix Leiter #1 cover artwork by|
|The evolution of the James Bond character throughout the comic books|