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  20 October 2018  

James Bond returns to PLAYBOY Magazine

James Bond Origin PLAYBOY Magazine

The iconic adult magazine PLAYBOY will once again have comics inside - along with James Bond in the November/December 2018 issue.

James Bond Origin writer Jeff Parker, artist Bob Q, colourist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Simon Bowland have completed a new, standalone six-page story for the issue. Like the series it spins off from, this story features a 17-year-old James Bond and his exploits during World War II. "In our story, James is dropped off the coast of Belgium to help a Resistance cell take out a supply train that’s important to the Nazis," says Jeff Parker. "This turned out great and I hope readers enjoy it as much as we did making it."

James Bond Origin PLAYBOY Magazine
PLAYBOY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

The New James Bond Origin short story will be available in the November/December news-stand issue of PLAYBOY Magazine and available to download from playboy.com.

James Bond's long association with PLAYBOY began in March 1960, with the publication of Ian Fleming's short story THE HILDEBRAND RARITY, a month ahead of its UK hardback release as part of the FOR YOUR EYES ONLY anthology. This was followed in subsequent years by the serialisation of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, along with his later short stories THE PROPERTY OF A LADY and OCTOPUSSY.

PLAYBOY later featured exclusive pictorial spreads devoted to the Bond girls around the release of each new film. Read the full story in the exclusive 007 MAGAZINE Fact File and collectors guide - BOND AND THE BUNNY

James Bond returned to the comic format in 2015 in the ongoing series of stories which began with VARGR, followed in 2016 by EIDOLON. The James Bond comic books are published by DYNAMITE.

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