Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Peter O’Donnell, R. I. P.

Peter O’Donnell, Creator Of Modesty Blaise, Passes Bleeding Cool Comic Book News and Rumors: "Peter O’Donnell died last night, after celebrating his ninetieth birthday a week ago.

He’s best known for creating the classic crime character Modesty Blaise whith artist Jim Holdaway. The continuing thriller strips originally appeared in London newspaper, the Evening Standard in 1963 and ran for almost forty years."

5 comments:

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Peter O'Donnell was also Madeleine Brent, author of such romantic suspense novels as _Tregaron's Daughter_ and _Moonraker's Bride_. His heroines were groundbreaking.

Bill Crider said...

Indeed. One of the greats.

Ed Gorman said...

He had an enviable career, that's for sure. Cool guy.

Michael E. Stamm said...

Thanks for posting this, Bill, sad though the news is. I passed the word on to the Modesty Blaise online list, where the result was almost a Greek chorus of sorrow and dismay. His work will indeed live on.

Bill Crider said...

No question about that.