Wednesday, June 9, 2010

RETURN OF THE SAINT?

RETURN OF THE SAINT?

I JUST SPOTTED THE ABOVE LOGO IN MOONSTONE BOOKS’ NEWS SECTION DATED 05/30/2010. DIGGING FURTHER INTO THE SITE I UNCOVERED THE BELOW INFO POSTED IN THE SECOTION DEDICATED TO MOONSTONE'S MYSTERY THEMED COMICS . . .


The Saint is an adventurer, but a gentleman above all else. He reads the paper, eager to find a cause exciting to involve himself in. His moral code is strong, and is motives are also good: he would never hurt, steal from, or kill anyone who doesn't completely deserve it. The Saint is the Robin Hood of modern crime: 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, but he doesn't hesitate to team up or collaborate with anyone, including official agencies, when the need arises. He is also a romantic who believes in the excitement of living.

Very little is known about Simon Templar's background, or how he became the Saint. If his origin and circumstances of his youth seem to be shrouded in mystery, it is because he chooses not to reveal it. He has a great sense of humor as well as a great zest for life. He is well-to-do, well dressed, drives fast cars, goes to the best places with the most attractive girls, all without any visible means of support.

The police, particularly Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal, have their own ideas about the sources of his apparent wealth and for years have been unsuccessfully trying to prove it.

But behind the Saint's sophisticated facade there is a very different man.
Had he lived in the Middle Ages you would see him as a knight in shining amour--a Sir Lancelot, a Robin Hood, a Don Juan, or in the great western tradition, a one man vigilante.

His enemy is not so much crime, but injustice. His impetus, the plight of the innocent soul in need of a patron Saint.

In achieving his objectives he can be cold, hard and always independent. Behind the casual banter there is always the aura of a coiled spring. Hating violence, he will not only turn the other cheek he will turn it so fast that all you are going to hit is the wall you thought he was up against.

Simon Templar faces doom with a cavalier disdain. Yet this is not to say he isn't in constant jeopardy. For if he moves in dangerous places and is himself, the most dangerous of men, he is nonetheless only a man. Mortal.
His adventures have been documented in books, films, radio shows, comic strips and television series.


COOL, BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? IS MOONSTONE BRINGING OUT A NEW SAINT COMIC OR, AS THEY’VE DONE WITH OTHER HEROES OF THE SAME ILK, A NEW COMIC AND A COLLECTION OF PROSE SHORT STORIES? IF SO, WHO IS WRITING THEM? WHO IS THE ARTIST FOR THE COMIC? WHAT IS THE RELEASE SCHEDULE?

SAINT FANS WANT TO KNOW!

2 comments:

Brian R. Sheridan said...

Intriguing! Please keep us Saint fans posted. Thx.

Burl Barer said...

While upcoming Saint news is till shrouded in more secrecy than Hoppy Uniatz' IQ, I can share a few things: I am the authorized author of NEW Saint novels and short stories. I am currently writing RETURN OF THE SAINT, the first new Simon Templar adventure since my previous novel, CAPTURE THE SAINT. Ian Dickerson of The Saint Club and the official Leslie Charteris web site, http://lesliecharteris.com, has some comic/graphic novel deals in the works, but no official word as yet. Be patient...and watch for the Sign of the Saint ..he will be back....in print, radio, and television!