James Bond Jr. is a fictional character described as the nephew of Ian Fleming’s masterspy James Bond 007. The name “James Bond Junior” was first used in 1967 for an unsuccessful spinoff novel entitled The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003˝ written by the pseudonymous R. D. Mascott. The idea of Bond having a nephew was used again in 1991 as an American animated series for television in which the title character defeats threats to the safety of the free world. The series was mildly successful and spawned six episode novelizations by John Peel writing as John Vincent, a 12-issue comic book series by Marvel Comics published in 1992, as well as a video game developed by Eurocom for the NES and Gray Matter for the SNES in 1991.
While revolving around the nephew of James Bond, no surviving relatives are mentioned in Fleming’s novels, even though he unknowingly conceives a child with former Japanese movie star Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice. This son makes an appearance in a later short story by Raymond Benson titled “Blast from the Past.”
The use of "Jr." in the character's name is unusual in that this naming convention is generally reserved for sons as opposed to nephews and other indirect offspring. Alternatively, it has been proposed that Fleming's James Bond had a brother, also named James Bond, who is the father of James Bond Jr. The other misconception is that "Jr." is spelled the American English way, rather than the British English spelling of "Jnr".