James Bond Agent 007 no. 18: “The Spy Who Loved Me, pt. I” (1969)



Original: The Spy Who Loved Me (1/2)*
Writer: Jim Lawrence (uncredited) after Ian Fleming's novel "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1962)
Artist: Yaroslav Horak (uncredited)
Publisher: A/S Interpresse
Editor: Tonny Lützer
Cover art: (uncredited)
Format: 52 pages
Publishing date: 1969
Originally published in the UK: Daily Express 18.12.1967-?
Danish reprint: None

"Operation spøgelsesfly ..." [Operation Ghost Plane) (38 pages of newspaper strips reformatted to 17x26 cm magazine format)*
”Rædslernes nat!” [Night of Terrors!] (9 page comic)
B&W still of Sean Connery in "Goldfinger” (no caption) (1 page)
B&W still of Sean Connery in ”Thunderball” (no caption) (1 page)

Although this fact goes unmentioned in the magazine, the main story in this issue only covers the first half of the comic strip adaptation of "The Spy Who Loved Me". Writer Jim Lawrence decided to add an entirely new B-plot when adapting Ian Fleming's novel for The Daily Express. This Scandinavian edit, published in Denmark as "Operation Ghost Plane", is cut short at the exact point where Lawrence's original material segues into Fleming's plot line.

The second half of Jim Lawrence and Yaroslav Horak's adaptation of "The Spy Who Loved Me" was published in Denmark as an entirely unrelated story, "Skrækkens nat" [Night of Terror], in James Bond Agent 007 no. 20/1970.

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