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. Modesty stumbles
from a baby-sitting job into a mob war in The Reluctant
Chaperon; shoots for the heart in The Greenwood Maid;
betrayal puts both Modesty and Willie in the gladiatorial
arena in Those About to Die; and in The Inca Trail,
the duo save two children... and stop a revolution...
Inca Trail collects together four Modesty Blaise
tales: The Reluctant Chaperon, The Greenwood Maid,
Those About to Die and The Inca Trail. Each
tale has a brief introduction by Modesty creator Peter
O'Donnell, who imparts information that he can remember about
the origins of the story, his inspirations, as well as what
he was trying to achieve.
fans have come to expect, the story telling in these tales
is extremely tight and has some of the slickest traps and
solutions you can imagine. For example, in the Inca Trail,
Modesty and Willie seem to be having one of those nightmare
days. No sooner do they get out of one scrape, than they are
faced with another difficult dilemma.
no surprise to discover that the art work is as stunning as
collection also features the third part of a 1973 interview
with O'Donnell, conducted by Nick
Landau and Richard Burton, which first appeared
in Comic Media.
beautiful release that will find a welcome home in many a
Modesty fan's collection.