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John McLusky (20 January 1923 – 5 September 2006) was a comics artist best known as the original artist of the comic strip featuring Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Biography

McLusky began illustrating the comic strip adaptation of James Bond for the Daily Express. From 1958 to 1966, McLusky adapted 13 of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels or short stories. After Yaroslav Horak had taken over the James Bond strip, McLusky drew Secret Agent 13 for Fleetway.[1] For the magazine TV Comic McLusky illustrated several strips over 15 years, notably Look and Learn and strip adaptations for Laurel & Hardy, and the Pink Panther.[1] In 1982 McLusky returned to illustrate the James Bond strip, collaborating with writer Jim Lawrence to illustrate 4 new original James Bond stories.

James Bond strips

Title Writer Date Serial no.
Casino Royale Anthony Hern July 7, 1958 - December 13, 1958 1-138
Live and Let Die Henry Gammidge December 15, 1958 - March 28, 1959 139-225
Moonraker Henry Gammidge March 30, 1959 - August 8, 1959 226-339
Diamonds Are Forever Henry Gammidge August 10, 1959 - January 30, 1960 340-487
From Russia with Love Henry Gammidge February 1, 1960 - May 21, 1960 488-583
Dr. No Peter O'Donnell May 23, 1960 - October 1, 1960 584-697
Goldfinger Henry Gammidge October 3, 1960 - April 1, 1961 698-849
Risico Henry Gammidge April 3, 1961 - June 24, 1961 850-921
From A View To A Kill Henry Gammidge June 26, 1961 - September 9, 1961 922-987
For Your Eyes Only Henry Gammidge September 11, 1961 - December 9, 1961 988-1065
Thunderball Henry Gammidge December 11, 1961 - February 10, 1962 1066-1128
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Henry Gammidge June 29, 1964 - May 15, 1965 1-274
You Only Live Twice Henry Gammidge May 17, 1965 - January 8, 1966 275-475

Other work

  • The Paradise Plot (1981-1982)
  • Deathmask (1982–1983)
  • Flittermouse (1983)
  • Polestar (1983)
  • The Scent Of Danger (1984)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lambiek Comiclopedia. John McLusky.

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