He likes his vodka martinis shaken, not stirred. He drives one of the most recognizable cars in film history, and his Walther PPK has become legendary too. Very few have ever looked better in a tuxedo.
His name is Bond … James Bond.
He’s chased villains — and women — on screen for decades. His fictional world and movie run have been threatened, but he is never defeated … because His World Never Dies.
In his book debut, Dave Holcomb takes a fresh look at how the 007 film series has persevered through multiple generations. He follows Bond from his birth on screen in 1962 through the early stages of Bond 25, detailing how the series has evolved its portrayal of masculinity, femininity, race, and humor over the course of its history.
Through the use of nostalgia, timeless musical themes and fan theories, Holcomb explains how 007 remains contemporary, relevant, and most importantly, popular, through the first two decades of the 21st century.
Dave Holcomb is a freelance writer, sports journalist and published author. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Allendale, New Jersey, where he developed a love for sports, films, television and classic rock.
Holcomb graduated with a dual major in Broadcast Journalism and English Textual Studies from Syracuse University in 2013. During his journalism career, he has covered the NFL, NHL, MLB, ACC sports, SEC football, fantasy sports and New Jersey high school sports.
He currently resides in Atlanta, where he manages Falcon Maven. Holcomb also covers sports at Yardbarker, Cox Media, Southern Pigskin and Rotowire.
In 2019, Holcomb published his first book, “His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond.” He plans to write more books on subjects related to James Bond and other areas of his interest in sport, film and television.