Avengers (Gold Key)

    (Gold Key, 1968)
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Too bad Marvel Comics had already come up with a super-hero team with the same name around the time this popular TV spy show made its American debut in 1966. The series had been airing in England since 1961, but by the time it became an American hit, the comic book had to be renamed “John Steed and Emma Peel” on the cover, because of the title conflict. This probably had a lot to do with this title only lasting a single issue. Mr. Steed was a secret agent and Mrs. Peel was not—she just had a thirst for adventure. Their relationship was never fully explained, and she was never married to him. In the years preceding and succeeding the time that this comic book appeared, various other partners accompanied Mr. Steed before the TV series ended in 1969.

— Mark Arnold

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