MI6 counts down every issue of the James Bond
Agent 007 comic book released by Semic in Sweden
between 1965 and 1996...
Semic James Bond Comic
Books - Checklist
3rd January 2010
Whilst the James Bond comic strip series was first published
in UK newspaper The Daily Express from 7th July 1958, fans
in Sweden had to wait seven years until the first translated
versions of the strips landed on their shores. Rather than
finding a national newspaper to run the daily strips, Swedish
publisher Semic collated the stories in to a comic book
Bond, Agent 007", releasing issues periodically through
Due to the switch from long narrow strips of 3
or 4 cells to a portrait comic book, Semic reformatted
the original artwork by John McLusky and Yaroslav Horak
crudely adding artwork where needed, and sometimes removing
redundant cells due to the shift away from the daily serialization.
Semic continued to use the original strip material up until
1981, when it started to introduce original adventures
for the Swedish readership.
As the newspaper strip came
end in 1985, Semic increasingly relied on their new stories
and translated reprints of US comic books, and this spelled
the beginning of the end due to their varying quality.
Saint", the comic book ceased publication in Sweden
Above: Cover art from #1 of the 1967
Where availabile, click a title in the checklist
below for detailed information on the specific issue. † Original
stories by Semic or US comic book translations, otherwise all
of the newspaper strip series.
* Missing cover artwork - titles are known.