Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin, her partner, are lured into
a faked kidnapping plot - but when a real kidnapper strikes,
all hell breaks loose in Cry Wolf. Also included Take
Me to Your Leader and Highland Witch, this collection
features an introduction by the band Sparks, story introductions
by Modesty creator Peter O'Donnell, a selection from Romero's
sketchbook, plus a rare interview...
together another three classic Modesty Blaise strips.
The first tale, Take Me to Your Leader, sees Modesty
and Willie on the trail of a UFO mystery. When a number of
witnesses see a space vehicle land on an island and witness
a number of unexplained events it is obvious that we have
been visited by aliens from another planet... or is it. Despite
a world famous professor, who is a nonbeliever, having witnessed
this strange phenomenon Modesty is not so sure. Will her digging
reveal the truth?
is, to my mind, by far the best story in the collection. There
is actually some real mystery here and I really was unsure
as to what was going on. Surely there weren't really aliens
landing on earth, but then with so many witnesses, and so
many strange happenings, there was no way it could have been
Highland Witch the duo have to save a young girl and
her family and receive more than a little help from the Highland
Witch; and finally in Cry Wolf, Sir Gerald Tarrant
tries to hoodwink Modesty and Willie with a false kidnapping,
but when a real kidnapper strikes all hell breaks loose.
content in this collection comes in the form of an introduction
by Russell Mael, of the band Sparks, on how he almost wrote
the theme tune to a Modesty Blaise TV series in 1981
- a series that was never made; an interview with Peter O'Donnell;
a collection of drawings from Enric Badia Romero's sketchbook;
and introductions to each tale by O'Donnell.
cracking collection for Modesty fans.