The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt's comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan's Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy genre, and the recent 007 Legends video game. This collection of new essays analyzes Bond's phenomenal literary and filmic influence over the past 50-plus years. The 14 essays are categorized into five sections: film, television, literature, lifestyle (emphasis on fashion and home decor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.
Michele Brittany is the book review editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and serves as the James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy Area Chair for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's annual conference. In addition, she is a West Coast Correspondent for Bleeding Cool and writes regularly on all things spy related at her blog, Spy-fi & Superspies. She lives in Orange, California, USA.