Month: March 2016

“You Only Live Twice”: Danish first edition (1965)


YOLT Skrifola 1965

Du lever kun to gange, James Bond (1965)

Ian Fleming

Danish first edition
You Only Live Twice (Jonathan Cape 1964)
Publisher: Skrifola (Lommeromanen no. 376)
Translator: Rita Damm

Ian Fleming's twelth James Bond novel was the tenth to be published in Danish.

Later editions:
● Du lever kun to gange (Aschehoug 1984)
● Man lever kun to gange (Rosenkilde & Bahnhof 2014)

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”: Danish first edition (1965)


ohmss skrifola paperback for

Spillet er ude, James Bond (1965)

Ian Fleming

Danish first edition
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Jonathan Cape 1963)
Publisher: Skrifola (Lommeromanen no. 356)
Translator: Rita Damm

Ian Fleming's eleventh James Bond novel was the ninth to be published in Danish. The title translates as "The game is up, James Bond".

Note: Rita Damm's Danish translation is heavily abridged, although the cover and masthead fail to mention this. Claus Johansen's retranslation from 2002, published by Forum as "I Hendes Majestæts hemmelige tjeneste", is the only complete version of Ian Fleming's text in Danish.

Later editions:
● I Hendes Majestæts hemmelige tjeneste (Forlaget Forum 2002 - new translation)
● I Hendes Majestæts hemmelige tjeneste (Rosenkilde & Bahnhof 2014)

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



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.

"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.