Talk:James Bond (comic strip)

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Comics magazines or comic strips[edit]

I've been meaning to write about the James Bond stories that were produced directly for comic magazines. Do you think they should be included on this page, or should this only be for the comic strips (i.e. daily newspaper strips)?

By comic magazines do you mean "comic books"? If so, this might be better suited on a different page, but I guess it depends on how much information you have on the subject. K1Bond007 16:27, August 16, 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I use the term comic magazine since I am mainly referring to European comics. They are often called magazines since they are a bit different from US comic books, i.e. more pages, several backup-features besides the title comic, some text articles etc. But I digress... Yes, there is quite a lot of info on this matter, so it could easily fill a whole new page (if there is interest for it). I'll see how much I feel like writing down first though.. if it just becomes a short stub at first I might tack it to this article instead to begin with. AEriksson 17:35, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Well if you get it started, I'll help. I've been wanting to do a page on the James Bond comic books/magazines for quite sometime, but I don't know much information about it currently. I'd start a new page for this; James Bond comic books. K1Bond007 18:51, August 16, 2005 (UTC)

OK, I've started the page... just a quick summary of Swedish Bond comics now. More to come later... I plan to provide some scans (there are images in the site I've linked to, but this are edited scans with inserted English text... I'd chose original panels instead). The next step would be a run-through of US comic book stories... we'll talk more about this on the new article's talk page :) AEriksson 20:07, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Question regarding intro[edit]

In the intro, it is stated that only 7 of the Bond strips were published abroad. This is news to me as I was under the impression that - at least in the 1950s and 60s - the Bond strip was syndicated worldwide. Is it possible that someone actually used the number 7 to refer to the number of Titan reprint volumes? 23skidoo 13:44, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

I can guarantee that all (or very close to all) stories have been published in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, although possibly only in collections/books and never in newspapers. AEriksson 13:56, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Well I guess I'm the one who wrote that. It's wrong because I know that the comics were syndicated worldwide and are still published worldwide to this day. I think I might have meant that these 7 were exclusively published outside of Britain (i.e. not first published or never published in Britain). I'll have to look this up. K1Bond007 21:23, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
I apparently forgot to look into this. The 7 are: Sea Dragon, Death Wing, The Xanadu Connection, Shark Bait, The Scent Of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle. They're identifiable in the table because we don't know the specific dates for when they were first published. They were not published in any UK newspapers (at least initially - they might have at some point) - "syndicated in Europe" is the only information I can find on this. K1Bond007 21:11, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Release order of reprints[edit]

Just in response to K1Bond007's edit summary question, I just pointed out that initially the Titan reprints were issued rather willy-nilly- Casino Royale, for example, wasn't published till something like the 4th or 5th volume. It was only with the reissue of Spy that the books seemed to enter into a chronological progression, going Spy-Harpies-Sun, etc. True, part of that is because they ran out of Fleming, but someone not familiar with the comic strip (and who might not have read the lengthy chart) might not be aware that the books don't reflect publication order. Or something like that... ;-) 23skidoo 02:02, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

I guess it was just the way you wrote it. The Modesty Blaise bit also aided in throwing me off exactly the meaning of the sentence. All you had to say was they weren't released in their original publication order :) K1Bond007 03:30, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
That's Wikisyndrome in action. One too many articles where people demand every little detail be explained in 20 words when 5 will do. ;-) 23skidoo 04:19, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Are Titan back to releasing "willy-nilly" again? According to the pre-release info, they have skipped the stories Hot Shot, Nightbird and Ape of Diamonds. Where does the pre-relase info come from? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 84.244.213.62 (talk) 13:15, 17 January 2007 (UTC).

Requested move[edit]

Propose that the article be moved per the Wikipedia:Naming conventions (comics) guideline, (specifically "Disambiguation between media types"), falling in line with all the others using (comic strip). Anyone have strong feelings and good reason why not? MURGH disc. 11:05, 6 November 2007 (UTC) * This proposed move will NOT be noted at Wikipedia:Requested moves until a consensus develops, or the proposal is met with opposition.

The unopposed move went ahead. The first batch of wikilinks have been changed, and the rest will follow once the template caches are purged (until then too hard to tell what is templatelink and what is incidental). MURGH disc. 23:22, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
No objection to the move, because there was only one single James Bond comic strip series published (albeit with a gap of several years in the 1960s). I revised the lead to make this more clear, as the original wording made it seem as if there were 52 separate comic strip series published, when in fact that referred to the number of story arcs. 23skidoo 18:38, 14 November 2007 (UTC)