Champagne and Benzedrine: amphetamine use in the James Bond books

April 9th, 2024 by

While 007’s heavy drinking and smoking made the transition to the silver screen, so far his occasional amphetamine use has not. In Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 Le Chiffre sometimes draws a breath from a metal inhaler. Apart from the material from which it is made, the design of the inhaler in Casino Royale precisely […]

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James Bond cars: the Timothy Dalton era

March 27th, 2024 by

A detailed look at James Bond’s cars and other vehicles in Timothy Dalton’s two outings as 007. The departure of Roger Moore turned the page on an era of James Bond, ushering in Timothy Dalton with a promise of change. Dalton’s Bond was a departure from the suave, smooth-talking spy we had grown accustomed to; […]

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Review: James Bond: 007 (2024) #1 from Dynamite

March 19th, 2024 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the first issue of Dynamite’s 2024 volume of James Bond: 007, with a new creative team and celebrating ten years of publishing Bond comics!

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First edition James Bond books: a collector’s guide to finding and evaluating

March 15th, 2024 by

A guide to get you started finding and appraising first edition James Bond books. In the world of literary collectibles, few names stir as much excitement and allure as James Bond. Created by Ian Fleming, this quintessential spy has not only captured the imagination of readers worldwide but has also established a significant presence in […]

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The complete James Bond literary series

March 5th, 2024 by

Every single book by every author in the expanded James Bond literary series. James Bond is a name that echoes through the world of fiction, capturing the hearts of readers for decades. Created by Ian Fleming, a man with real-life experience in the world of espionage, James Bond 007 came to life in the 1953 […]

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The origin of James Bond: unveiling the history behind 007

February 21st, 2024 by

While the films enjoy widespread popularity, many are unaware of the literary origin of James Bond. In the pantheon of literary and cinematic heroes, few figures are as iconic or enduring as James Bond. Agent 007, with his suave demeanour, penchant for luxury, and unflappable courage in the face of danger, has captivated the imagination […]

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James Bond cars: the Roger Moore era

February 19th, 2024 by

Exploring the iconic vehicles of Roger Moore’s stint as James Bond. The cars from Roger Moore’s James Bond films were a varied bunch. The Lotus Esprit quickly became a Bond classic, and is the car that will always be associated with Moore’s Bond, but there were some more run of the mill choices too. Despite […]

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James Bond cars: the George Lazenby era

January 19th, 2024 by

A look at the cars from George Lazenby’s single entry in the Bond franchise, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. George Lazenby’s brief tenure as 007 may not obviously appear to be a distinct era, but I’ll refer to it as such for the purposes of this series. The sixth film in the James Bond series […]

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Review: 007: For King and Country #6 from Dynamite

January 16th, 2024 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the sixth and final issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007: For King and Country!

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The year ahead for Bond fans

January 1st, 2024 by

Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier! As we start 2024 we find ourselves in a peculiar state of anticipation as we eagerly awaiting news on the next chapter in the 007 saga. More often than not any Bond 26 buzz is the usual tabloid nonsense but even when we get a crumb from […]

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