Modesty Blaise : Hell Makers Paperback
Part of the Modesty Blaise S. series
HELL HATH NO FURY...As deadly as she is lovely, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling author Peter O'Donnell, returns in this latest volume of classic comics from Titan!
In this edition, Modesty and her constant partner-in-action Willie Garvin star in the final two intrigue-filled adventures to be solely illustrated by Jim Holdaway, The Hell Makers and Take Over, and The War-Lords of Phoenix, which was completed by his successor, Enric Badia Romero!
Featuring an introduction by Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, CSI graphic novels), along with a gallery of rare artwork and an exclusive, in-depth interview with Peter O'Donnell, this latest addition to Titan's Modesty Blaise library is not to be missed!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, b/w comic strip
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/06/2005
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781840238655
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Review by jjmcgaffey
The Hell Makers is magnificent - it really shows the bond between Modesty and Willie. All the first part - the trap, the switch, getting up there and the gunbattle - is just setup for the climax where Modesty solves Willie's problem permanently. Again, echoed in a book - though not the solution, as I recall she just talks him through it. On the other hand the method and the effect were different too - it was only the fact that Willie might have killed her due to mind-meddling that was the same. Anyway - great story. Then Take-Over - it's Brookie rather than Tarrant who gets them into this one. And he makes a reference back to Bad Suki, too. This was much more an even fight than most they get into - the enemy are as smart and as careful as they are, but not up to a straight confrontation. Modesty and Willie are tops there. Which makes the last story interesting - Warlords of Phoenix, where they're recruited as combat instructors with a lever to keep them behaving. Modesty figures a nice way to get a message out, and then it's back to straight confrontation - and I have to say, expecting their students to take them down was pretty poor. They've just spent weeks establishing that they know more than all the students… Pretty good, but it's Hell Makers that makes this a great book.