The original graphic novel announcement came on 24th April 2005 when Ian Fleming
Publications released the first image of Young Bond to BBC
News, well before any Bond fansites got a whiff of the project.
The official statement simply said, "SilverFin has
been sold to 15 countries and a graphic novel based on Higson’s
character will follow at the end of 2006". Based on
today's announcement, that date has now been pushed back.
The third Young Bond novel by Higson, which has yet to
be titled, will be released in the UK in January 2007. The
release of the first graphic novel could well fall in between
books four and five. Higson is contracted to write five
novels in the series.
Artist Kev Walker
hinted to MI6 back in October 2005 that more projects
were in the pipeline. Asked what we can expect in the future,
Walker said "Like Charlie Higson I have a contract
to do more work, other than that I'm saying nothing. It's
Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest news on
Young Bond developments.