Modesty Blaise - the Double Agent, Paperback Book

Modesty Blaise - the Double Agent Paperback

Part of the Modesty Blaise series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

Description

Features the classic stories The Wild Boar, Kali's Disciples and The Double Agent - in which the head of French intelligence is kidnapped; Modesty and Willie face a dangerous cult; and Modesty's double causes all sorts of mayhem!

This volume also includes a tribute to Peter O'Donnell by fans like Neil Gaiman, and a second feature on Neville Colvin's art with never-before-seen sketches!

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104 pages, b/w comic strip
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781848566743

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The intro is largely an eulogy for Peter O'Donnell - various people telling how they knew him and how he'd impressed them. Some interesting stories. Then a discussion of Neville Colvin, the artist for these stories.Then the comics themselves - three stories, starting with The Wild Boar. Simple and neat - the adventure is very straightforward, the setup - how Modesty becomes aware of the kidnapping - is interesting. Nice to see Rene again, and Giles Pennyfeather for the first time (in the strip); the story is very like The Silver Mistress. Next is Kali's Disciples; another interesting story. It's a little lacking - like The Black Pearl, their actions are a little too - scripted - for my taste. Other than that, very nice. It's interesting that both Modesty & Willie and Inspector Chatterji came to the same conclusion, separately - Kali's Disciples were finished in any case. The jewel and its ending was - weird. Nice bit of flashbacks to early Modesty, too. Then the last one is the title story, The Double Agent. I like it - serious attempts to psych out Modesty that simply fail. Well, not entirely - she is confused at several points - but not to the extent they need. I'm almost sorry for Gemini, though. Three good stories.

Review by
5

The first collection of "Modesty Blaise" reprints that I've seen since Peter O'Donnell's death, and thankfully this book has some tributes to O'Donnell written by fellow pros and co-creators, including Neil Gaiman and Romero (who to my relief is not the artist for the stories herein). There is also a tribute to Neville Colvin, who to my mind is the next best Modesty Blaise artist after the short-lived Jim Holdaway. The stories themselves are uniformly excellent. "The Wild Boar" is a standard action story, but features Giles Pennyfeather, one of my favorite characters from the novels, in the strip for the first time I know of. "Kali's Disciples" is a fascinating adventure in India that involves Modesty's old spiritual teacher, Sivaji, and opens a rare window into her past. "The Double Agent" is the most unlikely, but most fascinating story, featuring an enemy agent's effort to get revenge on Modesty by creating and training a perfect double to frame her for Tarrant's murder. This story also features my favorite of Willie's lady friends, Maude Tiller.

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