(November 1968)

Western, 1968 Series
 
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Gold Key cover code: 10213-811. Adapted from the popular British television program The Avengers, which ran from 1961 to 1969 in the UK, created by Sydney Newman.


The Lid's Off a Spy Game a La Mod! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Avengers [John Steed; Emma Peel]

Indexer Notes

Photo cover of actors Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

The Roman Invasion (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Avengers [John Steed; Emma Peel]; Karl; Helmut; Agent 77 of the British secret service
Synopsis:
John Steed and Emma Peel are having a picnic when it is interupted by two men wearing Roman armor having a sword fight. After one man is hurt Emma and John defeat the other and rush them both to a hospital. The uninjured man (Helmut, a foreign spy) escapes. John finds a clue in the wounded man's clothes and goes to check out where a movie with Roman soldiers is being filmed and is mistaken for an extra. Helmut recognizes him and tries to kill him during the filming of a fight scene. Emma has found out what is going on from the wounded british spy and arrives in time to save John.
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Sea Horse (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

Field (Table of Contents)

Picture Dictionary / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["1st Traveler: I'm never going back..."] (Table of Contents)

Jest for Fun / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents)

Dinosauria / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

The Mirage Maker (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pat Williams
Inks:
Pat Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Avengers [John Steed; Emma Peel]; the Colonel; Johnson (the scientist); Sammy; Franz; Hans
Synopsis:
John and Emma are sent to help protect a scientist that has created a mirage making machine. While the scientist is demonstrating the machine to his assistant it is causing havok in the countryside. Because of the mirages John and Emma end up being chased by a policeman until they arrive at the scientist's home. There they find the foreign agents who are trying to steal the machine. While trying to escape from the agents they end up going through an Army testing ground where they finally capture the agents using the mirage machine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits via The Avengers Illustrated website.

[Cement Is Not Corn] (Table of Contents)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["He listens to my wife all day!"] (Table of Contents)

Chuckle Time / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Lid's Off a Spy Game a La Mod!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. The Roman Invasion
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Sea Horse
    Keys of Knowledge
  4. 3. Field
    Picture Dictionary
  5. 4. ["1st Traveler: I'm never going back..."]
    Jest for Fun
  6. 5. Plesiosaur
    Dinosauria
  7. 6. The Mirage Maker
    The Avengers
  8. 7. [Cement Is Not Corn]
    Mini-Comics
  9. 8. ["He listens to my wife all day!"]
    Chuckle Time
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