Monday, April 16, 2012

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Modesty Blaise: Live BaitIt was several years after I started reading the Modesty Blaise novels in their U. S. paperback editions that I learned of the comic strip.  It's as outrageously entertaining as the books, and this is a fine collection of some of them, printed in a nice readable size .  Good stuff. Modesty Blaise: Live Bait (9780857686688): Peter O'Donnell, Enric Badia Romero: Books: Modesty Blaise, the cult bad girl and spy created by best-selling author Peter O'Donnell, is back!

Stories from the classic newspaper strip Modesty Blaise are collected here in the latest in Titan's deluxe library series, including Samantha and the Cherub, Milord and Live Bait! The inimitable tag-team of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin do battle with the darkest elements of the underworld once again, beautifully illustrated by Enric Badia Romero!

With story introductions that take the reader behind the scenes of Modesty's world, this outstanding collection is not to be missed.

1 comment:

Michael E. Stamm said...

Splendid stuff. Necessarily not as deep or rich as the novels and short-story collections, but still excellent. And there are only a dozen novels and collections, but there were 95 strip stories over the years, and Titan Books seems dedicated to publishing all of them. I can hardly wait for each publication...