Of all the Sixties newspaper strips one of the most discussed-yet rarely read-has to be Antonio Barreti and Louis Shaeffer's answer to modesty blaise: Goldtriger. Uncollected until today, this astonishing book lifts the lid on comics' most unsung creation and also reveals its incredible connection to British Comics Icon and the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, 2000 AD! Working with Shaeffer, a writer entrenched in the world of crime and sci-fi pulp magazines, Barreti produced the first serial in its entirety. Unfortunately the strip was deemed too sensational (not least because both of its main characters were openly homosexual) and publication was cancelled. This caused a mental breakdown for the artist.
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