I don't know if anyone's noticed, but Titan Books appear to have the monopoly on amazing film and TV books these days. In the last six months this very corner of the internet has been graced with The Art Of Drew Struzan and The Avengers: A Celebration, and upcoming titles include the autobiography of James Bond stunt legend Vic Armstrong and, um, the official Transformers 3 novelisation. I'll let you know how that goes.
For now, though, I'm enormously happy with The James Bond Omnibus Volume 2 (although they've called it Volume 002 - can you tell where this is going?), the second collection of the Daily Express newspaper strip adaptations from ye olde 1960s.
ages ago when nobody read The Incredible Suit, so feel free to revise for this post by reading that one, because I'm not about to repeat myself.
Done that? Good. Volume 002 finishes off the Ian Fleming stories that made it to comic strip form - a format that takes some getting used to but which successfully condenses the books into easily digestible chunks of pulp ideal for episodic reading. The 274-strip On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a suitably mammoth exercise (though not quite the nine months it took to publish in the Daily Express), but short story The Living Daylights, at just 54 strips, is a perfect gap-filler if you find yourself with a gap of about fifteen minutes one day.