May 13, 2013

Happy 50th birthday Modesty!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the birth of Modesty Blaise.

The first strip made its appearance in the Evening Standard on May 13, 1963. Below are two sets of strips from the first story, "La Machine" (click them to enlarge).

It's too bad Peter O'Donnell isn't around to celebrate this day... although it's good to know that his creation still lives on.

You can read more about Modesty Blaise on Wikipedia or The Modesty Blaise Book Covers.