Anyway, back to this particular issue. Moench's James Bond: Minute to Midnight starts out with an interesting splash page by Heath of a homeless drunk with a wine bottle on a desolate urban street. A couple of pages later, we find out that this was Bond in disguise. When he removes his disguise he immediately begins flirting with a female secretary who he later sleeps with. While he is asleep, it turns out that she too is a spy who double crosses him!
Later when Bond boards a plan, a man gasses him and plans to kill him. But Bond knocks the man out of the plane, steals his parachute in mid-air and then lands back inside the plane before it crashes. Within the context of the comic book these unbelievable circumstances do actually seem quite believable due to Heath's parred down but impeccable rendering of this sequence of events. It is one of the most marvelously constructed action scenes I have ever seen in comics and a testament to Heath's experience and talents.
The episodic story presented in this issue ends on a cliffhanger and really leaves me wanting more of the same. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be.
All above artwork is by the great late Russ Heath (1926-2018) RIP.