Modesty Blaise : Scarlet Maiden Paperback
The dark underworld of espionage and crime is lit up by the fatal charms of the gorgeous "Modesty Blaise" - high priestess of pulp crime and goddess of cult thrillers!
Adventurer, spy, smuggler, racketeer and all-round bad girl, Modesty is as stylish as she is smart, as lethal and beautiful as a Japanese fighting sword!
This latest volume features three classic hard-to-find stories: "The Scarlet Maiden", "The Moonman" & "A Few Flowers for the Colonel"...wrapped up in a spectacular collector's library edition!
Featuring new story introductions by creator Peter O'Donnell, and a feature with ultra rare strips that have not been seen in over twenty years, this latest addition to the "Modesty Blaise" library is not to be missed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 104 pages, b/w comic strip
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/09/2009
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781848561076
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Review by jjmcgaffey
Excellent. Three stories, all fun (for various definitions of 'fun'). The Scarlet Maiden - Modesty and Willie get caught up in a hunt for pirate treasure - the various interactions are beautifully foreshadowed, and we get to see Modesty and Willie playing some very odd parts. I liked 'Eeek!'. I knew who the old gentleman would end up hiring as soon as he mentioned mercenaries - lordy, what a pair of idiots. Made up for it a bit at the end, though. And Smiling Fred was neat - surprised the air was good, though, since he'd rotted into it. No fish - crabs maybe though. Then The Moonman - the gimmick was rather neat, though thinking it would be easier to get the list from Modesty than from Tarrant shows a distinct lack of knowledge of Modesty. Poor Varna - and Julia, though she seemed to handle it well. And a neat gimmick for the distraction, too. I rather like the director. Finally there's Some Flowers For the Colonel - an interesting contrast with the old fellow in the first story. And Modesty totally slipped up - remembered he was behaving like a jerk and not what he'd said about his skills (though he doesn't know much about horses, or something). Had me crying a little. And a faint echo of Cobra Trap, here - the thoughts were not new to her then! Three excellent stories, and all new to me. Yay!