April 22, 2018

NEW PRISONER COMIC

New release: Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the US television debut of The Prisoner, Titan Comics will release issue #1 in their Prisoner comic series on April 25th. The new comic by Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Batman) and Colin Lorimar (Harvest) is a sequel to the original Patrick McGoohan TV series and focusses on a contemporary spy trapped in The Village. Cover artists include Mike Allred (I love his retro/cartoon style- very fun!) and Jack Kirby (see Titan's upcoming Prisoner book by Jack Kirby and Gil Kane). Looking at the trailer below, I can't help but wonder if the comics will be taking too much of a contemporary-action approach. Much of the original's appeal for me was watching Number 6 -calculating and masking his sometimes feral instincts for independence- and the sinister Village wrapped in surreal pleasantries. There was so much going on in each scene of McGoohan's Prisoner, it was like watching a mad, psychological chess game set in a Mod Wonderland. Speaking as a comic art fan (and published artist/writer), I think it would be a great challenge to capture those nuances in comic form. So many attempts to bring 1960s spies to the comic page have often seemed oddly static. I also spotted a typo in one of the few sample pages released to the press- hopefully they corrected that before going to print. As usual, I remain cautiously optimistic and hope the new series will be fantastic! Check it out at your local comic shop this week. And thank you to Titan for supporting The PrisonerRelated posts: Prisoner Jack Kirby Gil KaneInterview: The Prisoner GuidePortmeirion Photography 1Portmeirion PhotographyThe Prisoner London FlatInterview: Police SurgeonReview: The Prisoner: Audio Vol 2Alan Hayes Prisoner Audio ReviewInterview: Ian OlgivyInterview: Brian GormanPrisoner SupergrassPrisoner XTCPrisoner XTC 2Prisoner DC FontanaInterview: Avengers Two Against the UnderworldUmbrella Man: Patrick MacneeAvengers Interview: Mike RichardsonThe Saint Interview: Ian DickersonAvengers Interview: Rodney MarshallAvengers Interview Rodney Marshall 2John Buss InterviewJaz Wiseman InterviewVillage Triangle


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Dr. No Villains Edition,  Spy Vibe Radio: Danger DiabolikDr. No 60thOy-Oy-SevenSpy Vibe Radio (UFO)Cold War Comic StripsThunderball EventMission to IndiaMort Walker Celebration,  Peter Wyngarde CelebrationBatman 66 ExhibitPrisoner Fifty EventIan Fleming Publications 2017-2018Interview: Ed Hulse PulpAvengers Audio DramaInterview: Callan At 50Interview: Playboys, Spies, Private EyesTWA ReturnsSpy Vibe Radio 8Interview: Ryan HeshkaMid-Century Modern SchulzAgent WerewolfMata Hair ExhibitJohnny Sokko 50thInterview: Trina RobbinsEddie IzzardThe Prisoner Capt Scarlet 50thHugh Hefner R.I.P.Jack Good R.I.P.Interview: Shaken Not StirredCallan 50thSpy Vibe Radio 7The Prisoner 50th EventSpy-Fi EventKaho Aso 007Two MillionBo DiddleyCarnaby PopLe Carre EventsBilly Bragg SkiffleElvis 68Jack Kirby The PrisonerCasino Royale ConcertReview: The Prisoner Vol 2Interview: The Prisoner Essential GuideMaud Russell MottisfontSpy Vibe Radio 4Batman GallantsAdam West R.I.P.Village TriangleRoger Moore R.I.P.Spy Vibe Radio 3Sgt Pepper 50thSatanik Kriminal OST60s OverdriveMake Love in LondonSpy Vibe Radio 2Spy Vibe Radio 1James Bond StripsPropaganda MabuseInterview: Police SurgeonXTC Avengers1966 Pep SpiesBatman Book InterviewExclusive Fleming InterviewAvengers Comic StripsRobert Vaughn RIPUNCLE FashionsThunderbirds Are Pop!, Interview: Spy Film GuideLost Avengers FoundThe Callan FileMission Impossible 50thGreen Hornet 50thStar Trek 50thPortmeirion Photography 1Filming the PrisonerGaiman McGinnins ProjectIan Fleming GraveRevolver at 50Karen Romanko InterviewMod Tales 2Umbrella Man: Patrick MacneeNew Beatles FilmThe Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama Review.

April 20, 2018

DR NO VILLAINS EDITION

With the anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale (April 13th) and the events celebrating the upcoming Anthony Horowitz 007 novel (Forever and a Day- a Casino Royale prequel), the literary Bond news continues this week with the release of a new edition of Dr. No- also celebrating its anniversary this month. Vintage Classics has packaged a new series called Heroes and Villains, which includes the novels The Secret Agent (Conrad), The Phantom of the Opera (Leroux), The Thirty-Nine Steps (Buchan), Dracula (Stoker), Dr. No (Fleming), and many others. In a unique approach, the covers are designed around a quote from each novel. As you can see below, Ian Fleming's contribution sports the line, "You're out of luck Doctor No." Read more about Dr. No and the new series at Ian Fleming Publications. Enjoy! Recent 007 posts: Anthony Horowitz London event, 007 Luxury Contest, Casino Royale graphic novel


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Spy Vibe Radio: Danger DiabolikDr. No 60thOy-Oy-SevenSpy Vibe Radio (UFO)Cold War Comic StripsThunderball EventMission to IndiaMort Walker Celebration,  Peter Wyngarde CelebrationBatman 66 ExhibitPrisoner Fifty EventIan Fleming Publications 2017-2018Interview: Ed Hulse PulpAvengers Audio DramaInterview: Callan At 50Interview: Playboys, Spies, Private EyesTWA ReturnsSpy Vibe Radio 8Interview: Ryan HeshkaMid-Century Modern SchulzAgent WerewolfMata Hair ExhibitJohnny Sokko 50thInterview: Trina RobbinsEddie IzzardThe Prisoner Capt Scarlet 50thHugh Hefner R.I.P.Jack Good R.I.P.Interview: Shaken Not StirredCallan 50thSpy Vibe Radio 7The Prisoner 50th EventSpy-Fi EventKaho Aso 007Two MillionBo DiddleyCarnaby PopLe Carre EventsBilly Bragg SkiffleElvis 68Jack Kirby The PrisonerCasino Royale ConcertReview: The Prisoner Vol 2Interview: The Prisoner Essential GuideMaud Russell MottisfontSpy Vibe Radio 4Batman GallantsAdam West R.I.P.Village TriangleRoger Moore R.I.P.Spy Vibe Radio 3Sgt Pepper 50thSatanik Kriminal OST60s OverdriveMake Love in LondonSpy Vibe Radio 2Spy Vibe Radio 1James Bond StripsPropaganda MabuseInterview: Police SurgeonXTC Avengers1966 Pep SpiesBatman Book InterviewExclusive Fleming InterviewAvengers Comic StripsRobert Vaughn RIPUNCLE FashionsThunderbirds Are Pop!, Interview: Spy Film GuideLost Avengers FoundThe Callan FileMission Impossible 50thGreen Hornet 50thStar Trek 50thPortmeirion Photography 1Filming the PrisonerGaiman McGinnins ProjectIan Fleming GraveRevolver at 50Karen Romanko InterviewMod Tales 2Umbrella Man: Patrick MacneeNew Beatles FilmThe Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama Review.

April 17, 2018

007 LUXURY CONTEST

How would you like to read a limited-edition, advanced proof copy of the new James Bond novel... in a nice London hotel... with a martini? UK Spy Vibers, this new contest is your ticket to ride! Anthony Horowitz has penned a prequel to Casino Royale and Dead Good Books in the UK is offering a rather luxurious prize. From the press release: We’re giving a lucky 007 fan the chance to be one of the first people in the world to read Forever and a Day, while luxuriating in surroundings enjoyed by both James Bond and his creator Ian Fleming. To be in with a chance of winning a night at The Savoy Hotel, London, with a limited edition advanced copy of Forever and a Day and a Martini; simply fill in your details. Good luck! More details and entry here. UK residents only- sorry! Competition ends on April 30th. Forever and a Day, the explosive prequel to Casino Royale, is published on 31st May 2018.


Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Spy Vibe Radio: Danger DiabolikDr. No 60thOy-Oy-SevenSpy Vibe Radio (UFO)Cold War Comic StripsThunderball EventMission to IndiaMort Walker Celebration,  Peter Wyngarde CelebrationBatman 66 ExhibitPrisoner Fifty EventIan Fleming Publications 2017-2018Interview: Ed Hulse PulpAvengers Audio DramaInterview: Callan At 50Interview: Playboys, Spies, Private EyesTWA ReturnsSpy Vibe Radio 8Interview: Ryan HeshkaMid-Century Modern SchulzAgent WerewolfMata Hair ExhibitJohnny Sokko 50thInterview: Trina RobbinsEddie IzzardThe Prisoner Capt Scarlet 50thHugh Hefner R.I.P.Jack Good R.I.P.Interview: Shaken Not StirredCallan 50thSpy Vibe Radio 7The Prisoner 50th EventSpy-Fi EventKaho Aso 007Two MillionBo DiddleyCarnaby PopLe Carre EventsBilly Bragg SkiffleElvis 68Jack Kirby The PrisonerCasino Royale ConcertReview: The Prisoner Vol 2Interview: The Prisoner Essential GuideMaud Russell MottisfontSpy Vibe Radio 4Batman GallantsAdam West R.I.P.Village TriangleRoger Moore R.I.P.Spy Vibe Radio 3Sgt Pepper 50thSatanik Kriminal OST60s OverdriveMake Love in LondonSpy Vibe Radio 2Spy Vibe Radio 1James Bond StripsPropaganda MabuseInterview: Police SurgeonXTC Avengers1966 Pep SpiesBatman Book InterviewExclusive Fleming InterviewAvengers Comic StripsRobert Vaughn RIPUNCLE FashionsThunderbirds Are Pop!, Interview: Spy Film GuideLost Avengers FoundThe Callan FileMission Impossible 50thGreen Hornet 50thStar Trek 50thPortmeirion Photography 1Filming the PrisonerGaiman McGinnins ProjectIan Fleming GraveRevolver at 50Karen Romanko InterviewMod Tales 2Umbrella Man: Patrick MacneeNew Beatles FilmThe Curious CameraEsterel Fashion 1966Exclusive Ian Ogilvy Interview007 Tribute CoversThe Phantom Avon novels returnIan Fleming FestivalArgoman DesignSylvia Anderson R.I.P.Ken Adam R.I.P.George Martin R.I.P.The New Avengers ComicsThe Phantom at 80007 MangaAvengerworld BookDiana Rigg Auto ShowThe Prisoner Audio Drama Review.
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