Permission to die by Mike Grell
Hello dear listeners! Since the fall of 2015, 007 has been back in comic book and graphic novel form thanks to the talented people at Dynamite Entertainment. Just being able to ingest little nuggets of Bond goodness on a monthly basis has been heavenly, so much so that hosts Mathieu and Edgar have more than once spent time on the show reviewing some of the already fully published story arcs. Perhaps because Bond and comics don’t naturally go hand in hand, perhaps because of its dubious history, but it seems that to this day many Bond fans aren’t aware of the long association between 007 and the comic book page, an association that goes much further back than 2015. This week, Matt and Edgar begin to shed some light on that very history as they delve deep into a forgotten chapter in 00 graphic novel history: writer-artist Mike Grell’s Permission to Die, published from 1989 through 1991. The book is a unique, one-off adventure that sees the world’s greatest secret agent extract a brilliant scientist’s niece from behind the Iron Curtain during the dying days of the Cold War. The boys set up the discussion by alluding to some of the other earlier comic book adventures (podcast foreshadowing for the win!) before digging through Mike Grell’s efforts with a finely toothed comb. Does this story put Roger Moore’s salacious exploits to shame? Does this story take place in the film’s franchise’s universe? Would the film adaptation star a Hoagy Carmichael look-a-like? Ever wonder what the female version of David Bowie would look like?... So join in on the fun as we return to the world of comic books and Bond. The stakes are high, and the danger is higher, but this is No Time to Die, for only fate can give 007 Permission to Die!
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