James Bond Agent 007 no. 1: “Casino Royale” (1965)

COMIC

 

Author: Anthony Hearn (uncredited) after Ian Fleming's novel "Casino Royale" (1953)
Artist: John McLusky (uncredited)
Publisher: Interpresse A/S
Editor: Karin Jespersen
Cover art: Jordi Penalva
Format: 52 sider
Publishing date: 1965
First published in the UK: Daily Express 07.07.1958-13.12.1958
Danish reprint: 007 James Bond no. 56 as "Casino Royale"

Note: This was the first issue of the Danish "James Bond Agent 007" comic book, which was simultaneously co-published in Norway and Sweden.

66 issues, plus a one-off re-issue of the "Moonraker" comic adaptation, were published from 1965 to 1983. All issues except no. 65 contain newspaper strips from The Daily Express, edited and reformatted into portrait magazine format. The filler material is mostly Spanish-produced horror and detective comics (by Barton Art among others).

From 1983 to 1984, an additional seven issues were published in Denmark under the new title "James Bond". These issues featured newly produced James Bond material commissioned by Semic in Sweden.

Contents:
"Højt spil i Monte Carlo" [High Stakes in Monte Carlo] (40 pages - newspaper strips reformatted to 17x26 cm magazine format)
James Bonds fjender: Le Chiffre [James Bond's enemies] (1 page text)
”Roy Allen: Kokainsmuglerne” ["Roy Allen" comic] (7 pages)
Black & white photo of Sean Connery (1 page)
Back cover: color photo of Sean Connery in "Goldfinger" (1 page)

Front page scan: Tom Andersen.

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