Modesty Blaise’s creator passes away

From the Comic Mix Web site:

Peter O’Donnell, one of the greatest of comics writers, died last night at the age of 90. He is best known for his creation Modesty Blaise, which ran in newspapers from 1963 to 2001, initially drawn by Jim Holdaway. He also created Romeo Brown (again, with Holdaway) and for many years authored the classic time-travelling adventure strip Garth. O’Donnell also adapted Ian Fleming’s Dr. No to comic strips.

Peter also wrote 11 Modesty Blaise novels and two short story collections, as well as nine gothic romance/adventure novels under the name Madeleine Brent.

To read the entire post by Mike Gold, you can CLICK RIGHT HERE.

The 1960s boom in spy entertainment, led by the James Bond movies, spurred production of a Modesty Blaise movie in 1966. Here’s the trailer.

UPDATE: It took a few days but The New York Times has now published a detailed obituary. You can read it BY CLICKING HERE.

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