Since The Avengers was first broadcast in 1961 there have been
numerous comic strip versions of the show. Some, such as those printed
in the five annuals dedicated to both the original and the 'new' Avengers,
are relatively well known. Others; the TV Comic strips, the UK
Thorpe and Porter-published comic and the celebrated Diana strips are
known but seldom seen. A further group including 'The Growing Up of Emma
Peel' from June and Schoolfriend comic, and the Cathy Gale newspaper
strip are surrounded by mystery and conjecture. This site is an attempt
to pull together information on all these facets of The Avengers,
to comment on them, and to put them into a wider context regarding the
series and its merchandising as a whole. Any information which would help
to expand the site will be gratefully received: firstname.lastname@example.org
August the 26th 2004
The New Avengers, as portrayed by John Bolton, reviewed by Brisco,
here. I've uploaded one
of the strips, for visitors to read, here.
Also, I've fixed some broken links, thanks to the eagle eyes of
Norman Boyd, who dropped in to have a look at the Frank Bellamy/Winged
August the 8th 2004
Another Diana comic strip review by Brisco. This is of story
two of the series. (Rest assured I've also acted on the hints
dropped in the review and sent him some more strips to look at).
August the 3rd 2004
I called, they answered. The first of a number of reviews prepared
by regulars at theavengers.tv
international forum is now available to read. A review of the
first Avengers strip from British comic Diana
June the 25th 2004
Tintin and The English
Gentleman - Steed looks at Tintin. Also updated and augmented
many of the TV Comic listings.
I've also updated the list of strips I'm missing, please have a
look and see if you can perhaps help, it's at the bottom of this
page, and thanks to John Buss for his help. If anybody is interested
in reviewing any Avengers strips, please get in touch
and I'll get some to you.
April 6th 2004
Added new section - Comics
in The Avengers to highlight those moments when comics intrude
into the show itself.
February 15th 2004
English translation of the
Argentinian satirical strip is now available thanks to Piers Johnson,
whose wonderful Mrs
Peel... We're Needed site is a boon for fans of Season Five.
Also, thanks to Ian Beard, a regular at The Mausoleum Club, the
TV Comic Tara King stories are gradually filling up. The wants list
at the bottom of this page has been amended to reflect this, and
more are on their way, so Cheers! Ian.
I'm looking for scans or (preferably) photocopies of
the Avengers strips from TV Comic that I don't currently have. I
can trade copies of any of the Avengers strips I have on a one for
one basis, and the copies will be used to make this site better.
If you have any of the following, please
get in touch. I'm also looking for any information that will
add to this site, whether it be information on non-UK Avengers strips,
detail on who wrote or drew particular issues, or your own reviews.
TV Comic: 739, 741, 742, 753, 757-760, 765, 767, 958, 988,
1000, 1004, 1006, 1016, 1017, 1019, 1020, 1024-1029, 1032, 1034,
1035, 1038, 1046, 1050, 1056-1061, 1066, 1068, 1069, 1074.