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By Michael Simpson
The tale finds Bond journeying to the Northwest Territories in Canada to
find the perpetrator of missile attacks on Soviet Russia and the United
States. The chief suspect is the owner of Polestar Petroleum, which has a
facility located ...
With the DVD release of Quantum of Solace coming up on March 24th (March 23 in the UK), this seemed like an opportune time to review James Bond 007: Polestar, Titan Books' most recent compendium of 007 comic strips from British newspapers. This book contains five stories that were written in the 1980s. Ultimately only two of them appeared in newspaper form, however, so fans of the original strips will find added interest in Titan's latest collection.
James Bond 007: Polestaris the 15th collection of 007 newspaper stories that Titan has published. At the end of the book is a checklist of the syndicated strips that are the basis of this series. Britain's Daily Express newspaper began publishing James Bond comic strips in 1958. Initially the stories were adapted from Ian Fleming's Bond novels, beginning with Casino Royale. When the supply of these was exhausted, writers were hired to create original stories. The last few strips to appear in a British newspaper were published in another tabloid, The Daily Star. These were bracketed by seven syndicated strips that were not featured in UK papers. The final five of those stories comprise the contents of James Bond 007: Polestar.
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Of the strips included in James Bond 007: Polestar, the titular story is probably the best. The tale finds Bond journeying to the Northwest Territories in Canada to find the perpetrator of missile attacks on Soviet Russia and the United States. The chief suspect is the owner of Polestar Petroleum, which has a facility located in the Canadian Arctic. As is typical in Bond tales, our hero meets and mixes it up with an attractive woman who helps him to outwit the villain in an action-packed finale.
Titan Book's James Bond 007: Polestar is 128-page large format paperback book. It is currently available and has the ISBN number 9781845767174.
Michael Simpson is the Associate Editor of the Vancouver-based film and TV website CinemaSpy and a freelance writer on a wide range of topics (CinemaSpy; Home).