The second and final volume of the "The Avengers: Steed and Mrs. Peel (The Comic Strip Adaptations)" audio series was released today on CD, as well as the print and digital edition of the comic book about The Avengers compiled from "Diana" magazine. Detailed information
The tenth chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" came
out the day before yesterday. The chapter can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
The amazing news about the discovery of one of the episodes of the first Avengers run instantly excited many TV fans in different parts of the world, familiar with the series even "from afar". Unsurprisingly, 15 years have passed since that event, when the first act of the episode "Hot Snow" and the complete episode "Girl on the Trapeze" were discovered in the University of California (UCLA) archive catalogue in April 2001. Since then, the hope for a new miracle was tiny, it seemed incredible that after numerous studies somewhere another "cache" would be found, however... Vague suspicions about the existence of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" on a certain "shelf" have been glimmering in me since the moment when many years ago I learned about a rumour that a private collector kept the soundtrack of this episode. I'm sure it gave other Avengers fans some thoughts too. Now the veil of secrecy is completely open.
The 16mm film telerecording of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" is a find №63 among other previously considered lost television episodes recently acquired by Kaleidoscope (thanks to Steve Birt for financial contributions to the acquisitions). The found episode is the only Avengers episode directed by the famous Briton of the 1960s, Guy Verney (the series "Armchair Theatre", "Out of this World", "Public Eye"). The episode was written by John Kruse, known to the Russian audience for the popular film "Hell Drivers". John Kruse has mainly worked on many famous TV series of the 60s and 70s, earning positive attention for his works. The storyline of the found episode is quite intriguing and focuses on a topic familiar to the audience: a recent escapee from prison claims to have been experimented with using hypnosis. Steed, in search of the leaked secret documents, conducts an investigation, and soon becomes the victim of a hypnotist. The further fate of the hero is to spend time in the tunnel of fear.
Aside from my early announcement that the episode is scheduled for screening on 12 November 2016 at Birmingham City University, I must add that this will be part of the "Missing Believed Wiped Central" event, tentatively ending at 6:00 pm. The number of tickets is limited to 250 copies.
An Avengers DVD set with updated bonuses (mostly new or previously unseen interviews) is scheduled to be released in December. The release is carried out by the Australian company "Madman Entertainment". The set will be sold as one box (all available Avengers episodes), and as separate boxes (each box contains one Avengers series, except for the first, which contains the complete second series and the surviving episodes of the first series from the early editions). Information.
Last month, a new book edition of the French Avengers guide by Yris was released. The edition contains over 1000 photographs, new material and forewords by Honor Blackman and Linda Thorson.
Today the fourth volume of the comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" has been released in print.
Last month, the eighth and ninth chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" was
released, as well as the third part of this comic in print. The chapters can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
Due to a problem with my health, the work on the website was suspended. From today on, the state of affairs has changed and I must say that recently there have been many important events related to the series. Yesterday's news is just overwhelming.
Definitely there was no news of this magnitude in the international Avengers fandom for a long time and I had to re-read the information on Neil Hendry's website dedicated to his uncle, Ian Hendry, twice to be sure that I got it right. What is it about?
A big, even a huge surprise for all Avengers fans!!!
The lost episode of the first series is found,
"Tunnel of Fear"
Kaleidoscope organization has already acquired 16mm film with the episode
and plans to screening it on 12 November 2016 at Birmingham City University.
Some details about this find and other news - tomorrow!
The seventh chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs.
John Rollason, who played John Steed's colleague, Dr. Martin King,
in the 1962 episodes "Mission to Montreal", "The Sell-Out" and "Dead on
Course" of "The Avengers", died on 20 February, at the age of 84.
Today, 6 February,Patrick Macnee, the man with an open mind, the magnificent actor, the inimitable John Steed, would have turned 94 years old. In honour of this great event, a special book "Avengerworld", which will definitely delight all fans of the series, was released.
The book about memoirs by authors from around the world (including famous personalities
in the Avengers fandom), revealing how they grew up with the series, and also includes
special essays - memories of memorable and major events associated with "The Avengers".
An informative and fascinating journey into the past awaits you (including the most complete and
correct list of foreign television series transmitted in the USSR, presented for the first time, the
history of the appearance of The Avengers on the Russian video market and the development of the
Russian fandom), aspects of well-known events previously not published anywhere, and much more...
Introduction by Dave Rogers (the author of many Avengers books)
Russia is presented by: Denis Kirsanov (the Steedumbrella webmaster), Olga Svecharnik (the Steedumbrella reviewer and editor), Tatyana Bakina (the founder of The Avengers group in the VK social network) and Irina Nikitina (an Avengers fan since 1995).
The book is currently only available from the online platform Lulu.com