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Modesty Blaise: Clever, Cunning, Daring and Kick-Ass

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Modesty Blaise was first introduced as a comic-strip in the middle of the 1960s by author Peter O’Donnell. Not only was she beautiful, she was clever, cunning, daring and she knew how to kick ass. For me, she was the heroine I wanted to be. For those who don’t know who Modesty Blaise is, please allow me to introduce you: Modesty Blaise is the anti-James Bond James Bond. That is, yes, she occasionally went on missions for the British Secret Intelligence Service, but that was only after she retired from being the head of The Network, her own international criminal organization. Along with her sidekick, second-in-command and trusted friend Garvin (they debuted in 1963 and still never really got together, by…

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Marvel’s Agent Carter joins the sisterhood of kickass heroines

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As we look ahead at all the wonderfulness that our favorite geeky TV shows will to bring us this spring, fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will get a look at the early days of their favorite clandestine organization with the new series Agent Carter. Starring British actress Hayley Atwell, the show follows the adventures of Captain America’s best gal, Peggy Carter, as she overcomes both danger and 1940s male chauvinism in her never-ending battle against the forces of evil.   The journey to the small screen was a unique one for Agent Carter. Originally created as a love interest in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, Carter later appeared in her own “one-shot” short film that was included…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts (Agents of SHIELD edition)

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Hail Hydra! No, just kidding. We’re on the SHIELD team all the way, although to be technical right now it’s more like Agents of NOTHING. When we last left our heroes at the season finale of Marvel Agents of SHIELD, Phil Coulson—agent extraordinaire and their fearless leader—had gone all Sheldon Cooper and was writing on the walls. We’d like to tell you it was a scientific formula except we have no idea. We also have no idea just what alien secrets lurk in agents Coulson and Skye, whether sudden mega-human John Garrett will stay dead, if engineer Leo Fitz will ever be himself again and if Melinda “the Cavalry” May will ever admit her affection for Coulson. And what about…

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