Death in Slow Motion is the third volume featuring artist Neville Colvin’s take on the character. He has an eye for action, exotic setting and characterization that broaches caricature without fully succumbing to it. Like graphic artist Steve Epting, who writes an intro appreciation of Colvin’s art for this volume, I first came upon the “Modesty Blaise” strip in a series of fannish paperback produced in the early eighties. Though the book's a strong flavor of what O’Donnel and his artists Colvin and Jim Holdaway were offering, the size and print quality of these earlier collections couldn’t catch all the wonderful fine pen work. Titan Books’ larger sized, cleaned-up editions prove an ideal showcase for Modesty and company.
Which is precisely what this pop pulp princess deserves.