|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 COMPANY 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