Feb 15, 2010

New Young Bond Paperback Artwork Revealed

The always-on-the-ball Young Bond Dossier has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming UK paperback edition of Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier.  Personally, I love it!  YBD points out that this cover, depicting young James Bond in action as drawn by Kev Walker, breaks decades of tradition not only for Young Bond, but for any British James Bond book since the Eighties.  All UK editions of the last twenty plus years have shied away from any pictorial representations of 007 himself up until now.  Well, I'm glad they made the change.  While certain past cover depictions (ahem) don't age so well, this is a classy, classic image of young James, and a very dynamic pose befitting a dossier called "Danger Society."  (It's also reminiscent–though I'm sure unintentionally–of the fantastic OSS 117: Murder For Sale poster, as well as a great Italian Persuaders one.) The paperback comes out June 3, and can be preordered on Amazon.co.uk

I'm rather tardy on my review of the hardcover edition, which came out last fall, but suffice it to say that this is an excellent volume and a definite must-have for fans of Charlie Higson's Young Bond novels.  It also contains quite a lengthy James Bond short story.  For now, click here for more information on the book.

And be sure to head over to the Young Bond Dossier to see a much larger version of this very cool cover!

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