Modesty Blaise - the Killing Distance Paperback
Continuing the only complete collection of Modesty Blaise adventures!
The return of the 'ass-kicking femme fatale'. Full of classic action and adventure and dripping with '60's chic.
In the first story we see the return of fan-favourite character Guido Biganzoli.
The Killing Distance is pure Cold War thriller material, while the legendary Wu Smith appears in the Aristo.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 104 pages, b/w comic strip
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/05/2015
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781781167120
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Review by burnit99
A trio of Modesty Blaise comic strip stories: "Guido the Jinx", "The Killing Ground" and "The Aristo". The first one features the inimitable and cheerfully unsavory Italian journalist Guido Biganzoli, who cajoles Modesty and Willie into being stuntmen for a caveman film. Of course, Guido's jinx comes into play and things go awry. A nice minor story with some light comic undertones. "The Killing Ground" shows the lengths that Modesty will go to to protect her friends, when a vengeful reclusive billionaire devotes his fortune to having Gerald Tarrant killed. "The Aristo" highlights Modesty and Willie's resourcefulness when an aristocratic sea pirate takes her and a very pregnant lady from the ship they were on, with the intent of holding them for ransom. I'm still not a fan of Romero's artwork, and the inks seem occasionally muddied here. That may be due to having unsatisfactory artwork for reproduction. At least O'Donnel's writing is fully up to snuff, although I have read other stories of his that have more emotional resonance.