Thursday, September 5, 2013

365 Comics... 245: A Marvel Movie Special: James Bond: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

I was doing structured write-ups of all the Bond films over on my other blog but by the end of the Moore years I got a little worn out... kind of like Moore himself. 

This adaptation (part 1 of 2) of For Your Eyes Only (one of the stronger entries in the Moore years, l thought) is actually quite faithful to the film and writer Larry Hama (he of Marvel's G.l. Joe fame does a really good job of condensing the story to a brief comic though the action sequences suffer for it.  Howard Chaykin provides pencils and it's an unnotable effort in his career, certainly little of what would become of his distinct style is on display.

I know VHS & Beta were still in their infancy when this came out and so watching film at your leisure wasn't possible, so comic and novel adaptations were the way to relive it... but why do 1 still see comic book adaptations of new films?

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