|The AVENGERS copyright ABC TELEVISION Ltd|
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
PART FOUR OF TV TIE-INS OF THE TIMES - AVENGERS ANNUAL 1970...
The AVENGERS Annual for 1970 is undoubtedly the best
of the four books I've shown you so far. It had fewer pages, but
more comic strips (three, and better drawn too) and a higher quality
of illustrations for the three text stories. With three features and two
pictorial features, it was a superior publication to most other TV tie-
in books of the period. Issued by ATLAS PUBLISHING COM-
PANY Ltd., and not WORLD DISTRIBUTORS, it's one of
the gems of my collection. You might find one on eBay.
When The Avengers TV show started in 1961, Dr. DAVID
KREEL (played by IAN HENDRY) was the main character, and
JOHN STEED was his assistant. When Hendry quit the show after
the first series, Steed became the main character, with a succession
of female assistants. (First, CATHY GALE, played by HONOR
BLACKMAN, then EMMA PEEL, played by DIANA RIGG,
and finally TARA KING, played by LINDA THORSON.
The series was revived in 1976 under the title The NEW
AVENGERS, with new assistants, but it's the original version I'm
focussing on in this present post - so ignore the assistants behind
the curtain. (Don't worry, the meds will kick in shortly.)
Coming soon(ish): DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 1966.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, August 30, 2016