April 16, 2013


The adventures of that modern-day Robin Hood, The Saint, have returned as a new comic book from Moonstone. Issue 0 is currently in shops and I picked up a copy (cover A) to preview. The graphics and choice of color impressed me right away. There is a vintage vibe to the palette and drawings that give the book a timeless quality. I prefer my retro heroes in period pieces, so the choice to set the story in 1942 was encouraging. The writers do not reveal much in this preview issue, but the adventure begins when The Saint meets a mysterious zombie-like burn victim on a Texas highway. I can't wait to find out what happens next! The Saint is one of many classic characters being adapted by Moonstone. Others in the publisher's stable include Honey West, Bulldog Drummond, Sherlock Holmes, Lone Ranger, Zorro, Kolchak, Captain Midnight, Doc Savage, The Phantom, The Phantom Detective, Mr. Moto, The Spider, Green Hornet, and Mandrake. The Saint 0 covers A and B below.

From Moonstone: "The first new SAINT comic book in America in over 60 years! Soon to be a major television show! The Robin Hood of modern crime returns! He robs from the evil and heartless rich, and gives to the wronged and deserving poor--in the process, keeping a percentage for his own expenses. He doesn't work for the law, the government, or anyone else. He is a lone wolf…an adventurer, a detective, a rogue, but always…a gentleman! In “The Sizzling Saboteur” - The Saint travels to Texas in pursuit of a man who has been sabotaging weapons factories, but when his quarry turns up burned to crisp, he has to contend with both the local police, a trio of mysterious men behind the sabotage, and a beautiful Russian. This issue is a preview of the upcoming graphic novel, and it will be the only time this story will be seen in color, so get it while it’s hot!" Story by Leslie Charteris and Mel Odom. Art by Eduardo Barreto. 16 pages, color.

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