REVIEW: Skyfall

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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3 Responses

  1. Mike Gold says:

    Very true; Daniel Craig was not at all what Ian Fleming had in mind for 007. But nor was Sean Connery. Fleming modeled Bond on singer/songwriter/piano player/sometime actor and frequent talk show panelist Hoagy Carmichael, a man whose visage was frequently immortalized by the late great Wallace Wood — particularly in his character “Weed” in THUNDER Agents. And, yes, there’s this great story about when Louis Armstrong turned Hoagy onto weed at a Bix Biederback gig (what we know as “weed” but Bob knows as “marijuana”), and it’s a story that Julie Schwartz and I shared on several occasions. But I Peter Davided here; sorry.

    Check out the early James Bond newspaper strips, those run prior to the movies. Titan Books ( has ’em in nice Omnibus editions. You’ll see some Hoagy in that Bond. Makes me wonder what he would have been like had they cast him back when he was arguably young enough to make it work.

  2. Alexa says:

    I would argue that, no perhaps not in looks, but in just about every other way Daniel Craig is almost exactly what Ian Fleming had in mind. How many other Bonds could you believe are ex-military? Or who pull off the “blunt instrument of British intelligence” part? Craig is tied only with Dalton as the most Fleming-like of the Bonds. The rest also made the character their own–but distinctively not Fleming’s.

  3. Paul1963 says:

    “Skyfall” was one of only three films I saw in theaters in 2012 (the other two being “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers”) and it didn’t disappoint. The biggest bump for me was when MI6 HQ was attacked and I immediately flashed on (brace yourself) “Johnny English”–which also involved a lone agent responding to an attack on the British Secret Service.