The Avengers was a unique, genre-defying television series which blurred the traditional boundaries between ‘light entertainment’ and disturbing drama. It was a product of the constantly-evolving 1960s yet retains a timeless charm. The creation of The New Avengers, in 1976, saw John Steed re-emerge, alongside two younger co-leads: sophisticated action girl Purdey and Gambit, a ‘hard man’ with a soft centre. The cultural context had changed – including the technology, music, fashions, cars, fighting styles and television drama itself – but Avengerland was able to re-establish itself. Nazi invaders, a third wave of cybernauts, Hitchcockian killer birds, a sleeping city, giant rat, a deadly health spa, a skyscraper with a destructive mind…The 1970s series is, paradoxically, both new yet also part of the rich, innovative Avengers history. Avengerland Regained draws on the knowledge of a broad range of experts and fans as it explores the final vintage of The Avengers.
- Publication Date
- Jun 24, 2015
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Rodney Marshall, By (author): Sam Denham, By (author): Piers Johnson, By (author): James Speirs, By (author): Darren Burch, By (author): Margaret J Gordon, By (author): JZ Ferguson, By (author): Lauren Humphries-Brooks, By (author): Matthew Lee, By (author): Dan O'Shea, By (author): Cindy Dye
- Interior Color
- Black & White
- A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)