Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Captain's Library: DOCTOR NO Part 1

October 5th is the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Doctor No...
...so here's the comic adaptation of the first movie appearance of Bond, James Bond!
Will James Bond's assignment end before it's begun?
Or will 007 clean this assassin's clock?
Be here tomorrow to discover the answer!
Originally-published in England in 1962 as an issue of Classics Illustrated, it was considered inappropriate for CI's American audience, so the project was turned over to DC Comics, which made some changes in both text and art due to sexual and racial content and published it as part of their anthology series Showcase in early 1963.
Below are b/w scans of the original British versions of pages 1, 3-5 which you can compare with the pages above.
NOTE: May be NSFW due to racial stereotypes!
The scripter of the adaptation is unknown, but the art is by Norman J Nodel.

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