In January 1961 one of the most watched cult TV shows premiered on the ITV network in England. Offered for sale is a one-shot "The Avengers", Number 1, Comic Book published by Western Publishing Company in 1968. This is a Gold Key Comic copyrighted by ABC Television of London.
The sub-title is "The Lid's Off a Spy Game A LA Mod" starring John Steed(Patrick Macnee) and Emma Peel(Dianna Rigg) in two stories---The Roman Invasion and The Mirage Maker. The show ran from January 7th, 1961, to May 21st, 1969, and was seen in over 90 countries. It was ranked by TV Guide as one of the top 20 Cult TV shows of all time.
The Avengers TV show featured both British agents in action- packed stories that featured both science fiction, fantasy, and espionage. The first lady agent starred Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale then Dianna Rigg as Emma Peel and finally Linda Thonson as Tara King. A total of 161 episodes were made. Each episode ran 50 minutes long.
There was also a second printing issued of The Avengers Comic Book that had a picture of Emma Peel and John Steed on the back cover. This is the first printing that has an ad to sell things on the back cover.
**Condition: The front and back covers are very clean and bright and shiny. The corners are sharp. There are seven very very tiny stress tears along the spine. The inside pages are also very clean and in excellent condition. I'm not a professional but I would grade this a 8+.
I grew up watching the show in the 1960's and I'm now watching this on our local cable channel every night and I'm enjoying it once again.
Just like Star Trek junkees there are The Avenger junkees who can't get enough of the show. Here's your chance to own of piece of television history.
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