Category Archives: Danger Man / Secret Agent

1965 Television Show Book

Annual sized book contains features and photographs of TV shows around at the time.

Including:
Dr Kildare
Bonanza
Burke’s Law
The Beatles
Danger Man
Beverly Hillbillies
The Fugitive
Z Cars
Stingray
No Hiding Place
Ben Casey
Suger Foot
Rawhide
Gunsmoke
The Dakotas
The Saint
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Gideon’s Way
Emergency Ward 10
Compact
Coronation Street
Redcap
The Human Jungle
77 Sunset Strip
Route 66
The Avengers

TV Express Comic No 376 Jan 13th 1962 Last Issue

TV Express Comic No 376 Dated January 13th 1962.

This the last issue of this title before it merged into TV Comic the following week.

This issue contains:  Col Pinto’s Wartime Notebook a comic strip based on Pinto’s wartime exploits as also featured in BBC TV’s Spycatcher TV series of around the same time. 

A two page Danger Man text story by Henry Lewis.

Alfie and Bill, a strip story featuring the actors from Bootsie and Snudge.

Biggles Air Police news, as well as a full colour comic strip featuring the hero.

No Hiding Place comic strip story.

Full page piece about merging with TV Comic features photograph of Supercar.

Around the World with Alan Wicker full page feature.

Original Price Per issue  4 1/2d

 

John Drake German magazine 247

This seems to be a weekly German magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or TV series normally appears on the cover. This issue dates from 1968. This copy appears to have been removed from a bound volume and has some spine damage.

TV Tornado Comic No 15

1960’s children’s comic. Features both text and strip stories relating to many classic TV series of the period.
The Saint strip story “The Informer”.
A text story for the Man from U.N.C.L.E. “The Medicine Hat Affair”.
A Green Hornet strip story “Appointment with Vengeance”.
Tarzan strip story “Valley Battle”
The Lone Ranger strip story “The Stolen Stallion”
Star spot features Patrick McGoohan, Dangerman, The Prisoner.
The Invaders text story “Flames of Fury”.
Original Price 6d

 

Therry La Fronde 2

Comic book based a French TV series that possibly never saw broadcast in the UK. Translated title is Terry the Sling. Set in 1360 France is occupied by the English and Terry fights against English occupation. (I wonder why it wasn’t shown in the UK). It almost seems to be a French version of Robin Hood.

A secondary strip in this comic is “Destination Danger”, the French title for Danger Man. The story contained is “John Drake Contre Les Mafiosi” which was later published in the UK in the book “Top TV series starring Danger Man in War against the Mafia” along with a second story.

This comic published in France in 1964.

SFX magazine Aug 2015

SFX magazine Aug 2015. Features a Man from U.N.C.L.E.  cover with feature on the new movie. Also feature on new Mission Impossible movie and small piece on spy shows including U.N.C.L.E., Wild Wild West, Mission Impossible, Flint, Matt Helm, The Avengers, Alias, Danger Man and Get Smart. Also a feature on James Bond in Spectre.

Top Tv Themes LP Embassy

James Wright and his Orchestra Embassy Records WLP6076 Published 1965
Side 1)
Bonanza
High Wire (Danger Man)
Dick Van Dyke theme
Doctor Who
Crane
Carlos Theme (Sentimental Agent)
Gideon’s Way
Side 2)
How Soon ( The Richard Boone show)
The Ballard of Jed Clampett (Beverley Hillbillies)
Our Man at St Marks
Z cars
Dr Kildare
Maigret
Coronation Street

TV Crimebusters (c) 1962

TV Crimebusters (c) 1962 TV Publications Ltd.

Annual sized hardback book. Features an Avengers strip story “The Drug Peddler”. This is the only know publication to contain an Ian Hendry Avengers story. It is also interesting in the combined use of photographs and illustrations, in the production of this strip story.

Also features Danger man, 77 Sunset Strip, Dixon of Dock Green.

Original Price 8/6d

 

Danger Man Annual 1965

Danger Man annual published by World Distributors Ltd. in 1965. (Year not shown on cover)

Cover is dark blue, with a black spine. Front cover shows a drawing of John Drake in the bottom left corner, in the background is an aircraft, with a man running from this, holding a briefcase. The Pilot is chasing him while a helicopter hovers overhead. The back cover is dark blue with a head and shoulders drawing of Drake in the middle. This annual contains both text stories and features.

Stories

The Big Catch

Traitor’s Gate

The House on 22nd Street

Night Train to Rome

Drake’s Big Beat

The Temple

Features

The Code Crakers

Half a Million in a World Spy Ring

The Silver Greyhounds

Espionage

Original Price 9/6d

 

 

Danger Man Annual 1966

Danger Man annual published by World Distributors Ltd.  in 1966. (Year not on cover)

Annual contains text stories. The cover is black with a yellow spine. Centre of cover is like a target, with a head and shoulders drawing of Drake in the centre. Surrounding this are white line drawings, starting at top in a clockwise direction they are a sniper’s rifle, a radio, a palm tree and man, a Jaguar car a gun and a camera. Back cover shows a white line drawing of a man being chased by a helicopter.

Stories contained:

The Big Splash

The Silver Ring

Smuggler’s Cove

Dead on Nine

Moses was the First Spy King

No Medals for the General

Smoke Out!

Countdown

Payoff on the Frontier

Playback!

Original Price 10/6d

Television Picture story book

Danger Man Television Picture Story Book, published by PBS Ltd in 1965.

This annual sized hardback contained text stories and a feature. Cover is black with a red spine. Front shows Drake dressed in a white jacket with black bow tie, to the left are two smaller drawings. The top one shows Drake hitting an opponent, while the bottom one shows a car chase. The back cover is the same.

Stories

Trouble in Paradise

Gold Hat

Drake Takes A Bow

The Nap Hand

The Girl On The M.6

Feature

How Observant Are You?

War against the Mafia

Danger Man in War against the Mafia published  in 1965 by Young World Productions.

A 48 page hardback book containing two strip stories. Strangely at least the first story appears to have been reprinted from a French comic book published the year before. Cover is red with a small photograph of Drake in the corner and a larger colour drawing from one of the stories contained.

Danger Man Gum Cards

A set of trading cards were issued with gum by Somportex in 1966 with the corresponding wrapper from the gum pack.

A set of 72 black and white photographic picture cards issued. A story is told on the back of the cards when read in the correct order. Cards are approx. 57mm x 78mm in size. A Danger Man offer feature on the wrapper stating that if you sent off 24 wrappers you would receive your free personalised identity bracelet.

John Drake Game USA

American Board Game based on the series produced by Milton Bradley in 1966.

Box artwork shows Drake hitting an armed guard through a plasterwork banister. Artwork is a good likeness of Patrick McGoohan, while a small head photo is also shown. The game takes the form of a race between two agents to retrieve a briefcase, and return it to their headquarters. Game board has painted scenes along each edge, while playing pieces are four coloured Target silhouettes, each with a slot so as to retain small card briefcase. Also contained are a die and a deck of cards representing different forms of transport. Can be played by up to four players.

German Paperback

Dangerman paperback GermanAs I am unable to read German I am unable to fully give details for this. Title appears to be “Mord Auf Bestellung” “Geheimauftrag fur John Drake 1” (Secret Task for John Drake 1) by Ralph Smart. While this was defiantly produced in the sixties I am unable to find a publication date inside. It would however appear that it was translated from English by Wolfgang Lohmann and the publisher is possibly Signum Taschenbucher. From studying the back cover it looks like there may have been a second title in this series “Gasthof zum Galgen” but unsure.

John Drake German magazine 145

Danger Man John Drake Mag 145This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue dates from 1966 and actually has Drake on the cover.

John Drake German magazine 262

Danger Man John Drake Mag 262This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue dates from 1968 and unusually feature John Drake.

John Drake German magazine 369

Danger Man John Drake Mag 369This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue appears to date from 1972.

John Drake German magazine 299

Danger Man John Drake Mag 299This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue dates from 1969 and features Alan Arkin as Inspector Clouseau on the cover.

John Drake German magazine 457

Danger Man John Drake Mag 457This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue appears to date from 1975.

John Drake German magazine Large 69

Danger Man John Drake Mag Three bound eds 69   This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. Bound edition featuring issues 249, 250, and 251. All dating from 1968, with an additional over cover. This features the openning scene from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which points to this bound edition being from 1969 .Danger Man John Drake Mag (69) 249 Danger Man John Drake Mag (69) 250 Danger Man John Drake Mag (69) 251

John Drake German magazine 74

Danger Man John Drake Mag 74This seems to be a weekly german magazine, each issue features a new Danger Man story, though an often unrelated picture from an entirely different film or Tv series normally appears on the cover. This issue dates from 1964 and has Cary Grant on the cover.