Published on June 20th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Modesty Blaise – The Young Mistress
Or like the premise reads: “As dangerous as she is desirable, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling writer Peter O’Donnell, returns for three more devastating adventures! Features the classic stories ‘The Young Mistress’, ‘Ivory Dancer’ and ‘Our Friend Maude’, written by Peter O’Donnell and beautifully illustrated by Enric Badia Romero!”
Modesty Blaise has been featured in many news papers and has a great and loyal fan-base who were eager to see how Blaise’s adventures would now turn more heads. The intense close-combat fighting scenes are one of the captivating traits of Blaise’s comic strip and in this collection it certainly makes not for an exception. If you like thrillers, strong-headed and competent women and are intrigued by cult-classics, then this collection will make you BEG for more!
Sure, there are some occasional topless scenes that might have been censored originally, but an occasional Miley Cyrus appearance is much more offensive then anything in this collection.
So in this collection we have an art forgery, a band of arms dealers to deal with in Paris and the last story is all about a stolen horse. The sharply inked, yet sometimes muddy inked panels-of-three are effective in telling stories and the subject of Blaise and her friends AND her enemies are really something. Each script is stressing dynamic action, dramatic sequencing with not little characterization.
Dimensions: 296 x 220mm
Publication date: 30 May 2014
Illustration detail: B/w comic strip
Peter O’Donnell , Enric Badia Romero