MI6 looks back at the Dark Horses comic mini series
"James Bond 007: Light Of My Death" #2,
released in 1993...
"James Bond 007: Light Of My Death #2"
11th September 2005
Above: Front cover
Starting in France, the story Bond in discussion with a
French counterpart on a Monday morning. Commander Ratray
informs Bond that the weapon used in the assassination could
well have been a laser.
We meet the sniper over a single page and his contact,
and learn of the next job using the laser.
Bond heads to the crash site on Tuesday where he faces
off commandos with the help of old friend Tatiana. Bond
makes plans to leave for Hong Kong after spending the evening
Title: James Bond – Light of my Death
Publisher: Acme Comics LTD, Dark Horse Comics Inc,
Glidrose Publications LTD
Released: Issue #9 - Part 2 - 1993
Writer: Das Petrou
Artist: John Watkiss
Letters: Woodrow Phoenix
Colorist: Trevor Goring
Cover Artist: Ray Lago
"Looks like they don’t like to take the hard
stuff with ice."
Similar to issue one, the standout art in this issue is the introduction
of the nameless sniper. We get to see the Aston Martin DB5 briefly
as Bond moves to the French Alps.
An odd use of colours for the ski commando’s who are wear
black and yellow against the white slopes. Tatiana’s character
is flat and uninspiring during her involvement.
As with issue one, the dialogu is short and punchy. Despite the
very small about of space, Petrou has put managed to put together
dialogue which relays the essentials.
Data Stream (Part #2)
||Unnamed sniper, Mr Amos
||Bond heads out to investigate the death of Rogers.
He encounters enemies and a long lost friend.
||Commander Ratray, Tatiana Romanova
||Lyon, France; Chamonix, France
Above: Cell from part 2 of "Light Of My Death"
Images courtesy Dark Horse