The Avengers in Diana comic
- Story One - In which Steed takes the
high road, and Emma takes out Granny.
- Story Two - In which Steed takes the
train, and Emma has a pressing appointment.
- Story Three - In which Steed looks
for a thrill, and Emma dresses to kill.
- Story Four - In which Steed wades
through the Broads, and Emma bombs with the Norsemen.
- Story Five - In which Steed goes toy
shopping, and Emma goes roller-skating.
- Story Six - In which Steed watches
TV, and Emma meets some furious fish.
- Story Seven - In which Steed stops
for coffee, and Emma clears up the mess.
- Story Eight - In which Steed scores
a Six, and Emma goes to the Ball.
The Avengers strip in issues
199 to 224 of the D.C. Thomson-published Diana comic is considered by many to be
the acme of the comic book appearances of the show, with many people drawing attention to
the quality of the art. According to David A. Roach in a letter to Comics
International in September 2000, 'the strip's principal artist was Emilio Frejo, who
was helped out by his fellow Bermejo studio member Juan Gonzalez Alacrejo on about half
the episodes'. Roach also waxes lyrical about the art on many of the other strips
in Diana contemporary to The Avengers. The art is, indeed,
wonderfully detailed, and utilises photo-reference material skilfully without drawing too
much attention away from the story. The stories themselves, however, are as much a
hodge podge of stale SF and children's' comic book clichés as their much-criticised
cousins in TV Comic. The exception is probably the final story, which pits
Steed and Emma in mortal combat against several of their most diabolical enemies, and has
something of a 'Dressed To Kill' or 'Superlative Seven' feel about it.