here. I am reading the first novel and consider it appropriate to discuss it on Comics Appreciation. It is excellent as a work of prose fiction and I look forward to following it with the first comic strip, The Gabriel Set-Up.
O'Donnel's equivalent of M, Sir Gerald Tarrant, unintentionally comments on another comics character when, discussing archery, he says:
"'It's a great sport, I understand. But rather impractical, surely? You can't carry a bow and arrows around with you.'"
-Peter O'Donnell, Modesty Blaise (London, 2014), p. 69.
Modesty's side-kick, Willie Garvin, is her Q, with an explosive tie pin, a lipstick case that fires tear-gas etc. Gabriel and his henchmen, and woman, are an impressive casts of villains.