MI6 looks back at the Dark Horses comic mini series
"James Bond 007: Light Of My Death" #1,
released in 1993...
"James Bond 007: Light Of My Death #1"
4th September 2005
Above: Front cover
This four part story embarks with two mysterious men meeting
in a cable car over the French Alps. A sniper using a high-tech
weapon shoots the cable car down.
We move to M’s office, with Bond flirting with Moneypenny
briefly. M discuss the loss of "Rogers" who was
one of the men on the cable car.
A hint of the time period is given when we see the word-processor!
Title: James Bond – Light of my Death
Publisher: Acme Comics LTD, Dark Horse Comics Inc,
Glidrose Publications LTD
Released: Issue #8 - Part 1 - 1993
Writer: Das Petrou
Artist: John Watkiss
Letters: Woodrow Phoenix
Colorist: Trevor Goring
Cover Artist: Joe Phillips
Assist Writing and Inking: Wade Grawbadger
"Moneypenny you don’t know how good it is to
see you again. I was beginning to feel as if I’d been
left out in the cold."
Watkins has found good balance for this first part, using simple
lines with strong colouring by Phillips. The characters have unique
definition with no scruffy lines or over-detailing in the close
A young Bond is sharp, smooth, and he does not stand out from
the surrounding characters. Watkiss’s Bond is a cross between
Fleming’s literary Bond and a young softy defined man.
With a smaller canvas than previous Dark Horse Bond comic adventures,
the dialogue is short and snappy.
Data Stream (Part #1)
||Bond learns of a mysterious incident in the French
||French Alps; London, UK
Above: Cell from part 1 of "Light Of My Death"
Images courtesy Dark Horse