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Silverfin: The Graphic Novel Paperback – April 1, 2009


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'A page-turning adventure that will get the hairs standing up on the back of your neck' - Sunday Express'Good, gritty and funny ... Very clever, Bond, very clever indeed' - Daily Mail Would have made Ian Fleming proud Daily Telegraph More action, more demented crime and more flesh-crawling deaths than ever before -- - Observer James Bond's action adventures are perfect for a graphic novel, with more AAAAAGHH!, KER-BLOOSH! SMAKK and other onomatopoeia than you can shake a martini glass at. Scotland on Sunday This graphic novel is a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. Fulham Gazette

About the Author

Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and adult thriller novels. He's also a performer and co-creator of The Fast Show. He has written four mega-selling novels about Young Bond - Silverfin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold and his fifth, By Royal Command publishes in hardback in September.Kev Walker has been illustrating Young Bond since its debut in 2005. Since he began in 1988 he has worked for 2000AD, Games Workshop, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse and Wizards of the Coast.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Bks; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141322535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141322537
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,023,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, actor, and genuine James Bond aficionado. He is the author of the adult thrillers, Full Whack and King of the Ants; the internationally best-selling Young Bond series: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royal Command; and the YA apocalyptic thriller: The Enemy, which he wrote to frighten his ten-year-old son. He lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at: twitter.com/monstroso

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Treviño and Yuliia Glushchenko VINE VOICE on June 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Silverfin is an adaptation of a book of the same name about a young James Bond. In the story, James Bond is the orphaned nephew of a great spy. He goes to vacation to the hills and discovers something weird going on in a nearby castle. He teams up with a cool kid to figure out the mystery behind the castle.

I think the art in the comic is very well done. The story is easy to follow without needing much dialogue and it services the story exceptionally. The story is quite simple and not that interesting, however it is entertaining and definitely good for young readers.

A good but not great comic book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Babytoxie on May 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
SILVERFIN: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL is Charlie Higson's adaptation of his first "Young James Bond" adventure novel in comic format. Those novels supposedly tell tales of James Bond in his formative years, long before he became a secret agent. It sounded like a fun idea that was made to pull in new, younger readers; however, from what I've seen in this graphic novel, I no longer have that impression. Instead, it seems to be geared towards older fans of Ian Fleming's original novels or of the movies, but I can't see much appeal from that angle, either.

The plot involves young Bond reporting for his first year at Eton College, running afoul of a fellow student and his mysterious father, and investigating the goings-on at an old Scottish castle. Fair enough... it wouldn't be Bond without some degree of mystery, right? But instead of trying to provide readers with some original adventures or insights into Bond's youth, Higson gets lazy and falls back on the standard tropes associated with the adult Bond: the death-defying action, the beautiful woman with the quirky name, and most unbelievable of all, the megalomaniacal villain and his weird henchmen. Yep, all this happens to a boy of thirteen or so. In addition, there are groan-inducing nods to his future 00-number and his eventual smoking and drinking habits, along with his uncle, a former spy, telling him "don't go into the spy business". *WINK WINK* In a way, Higson seems intent on diminishing the signature characteristics of Fleming's novels - am I supposed to believe that James Bond was predestined to be a spy? That he's so good at it because he's been doing the same old thing since his early teens? Add to this a lot of laughable coincidences and forced conflict, and the result is a clumsy story that reads more like fan fiction.
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A Kid's Review on March 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book was pretty good. All I can say is that the JAMES bond books are way better. theres really good graphics and its easy to read.{my opinion}
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yousef Al-M on February 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
First of all this is a great story of the young James Bond and how got into the spying thing and I love. But the only disappointing thing about this book is its short but the story is very well said and the story is basically young James Bond visits his uncle and his uncle confesses to James that he used to be a spy, and he warns James about the dangers of being a spy. Also young James meets a friend who's called Red, and there in search of Red's missing brother
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