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iBoutique IB64GUSB2 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Elite Flash Drive (64GB, Silver)
iBoutique IB64GUSB2 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Elite Flash Drive (64GB, Silver)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sleek looking memory stick, 15 May 2014
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This is a very good and sleek looking USB memory stick (Let's be honest some do look a bit chunky). The data transfer is faster than many and it feels solid and not flimsy. Plus the big 64gb storage is great. The only things that keep it from 5 stars are 1) the top is very stiff and difficult to remove-took some time. The other side of this is that it is secure when on and won't suddenly fall off! 2) it is formatted in ex-FAT. This is a newer format than FAT32 and is not a problem for data but I did buy it hoping to use it in my dvd-player that takes a USB stick. Unfortunately the player only reads info. in the older FAT32 format.(to be fair, that is the player's fault not the USB stick. But it is a consideration when buying a USB stick). My Laptop is Windows 8/8.1 and will not convert newer ex-FAT to older FAT32. (again that is the Operating system's fault not the USB stick. But, again, it is a consideration when buying a USB stick). If the listing had mentioned the format the stick is in that would help. But then none of the USB stick listings mention the format. So this is something Amazon and USB stick manufacturers/sellers should consider. So the stick is absolutely fine for data/back-up but be aware if you are hoping to play media through a dvd player, as many will only read files in older FAT32.

So overall a good looking, and fast stick that does a good job. The seller SechsiTech was super-fast in delivery and the item was sealed and well packed. The silver colour also looks very good, but it is available in other colours too.


The Avengers - The Lost Episodes: Volume 1
The Avengers - The Lost Episodes: Volume 1
by John Dorney
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £24.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good adaptations, 1 April 2014
OK I have to be totally honest here- I was absolutely thrilled on hearing the news that the almost completely "lost" 1st series of the iconic Avengers TV series was to be adapted for audio. The anticipation was so huge that I feared that nothing could ever live up to my hopes. Having seen the surviving 2 episodes and the 1st act of the very first episode I really enjoyed the relationship between the characters Dr. David Keel and John Steed. And therefore it is a real shame that nothing else exists, although apparently another episode (in audio form) is in the hands of a private collector, who, presumably won't share it!. That is our loss, as the actors Ian Hendry and Patrick Macnee managed to bring real charm and witty repartee to their performances. We deserve to see more of that. But, barring any unearthing of more lost episodes ala Doctor who, the next best thing is an adaptation of the original surviving scripts. As a TV series was never going to happen (how I wish!) audio was the only way to go.

Having now listened to this first set of 4 stories I feel my fear of it not living up to expectations has mostly vanished. I feel this gets as close to the original as can be hoped. It has the "feel" of the early series as those involved have captured the era and spirit of it and thus the early 1960s lives again here. As it is audio this is achieved through the voices of the actors who give enough inflections and nuances that was so typical of that era on TV. The "posh" characters sound very BBC posh and the "nasty criminals" have an almost "cor blimey guv" cockney tone. This would, of course, sound ridiculous if set today but as it is recreating the original time it is perfect. The Jazzy musical score, which includes the original Johnny Dankworth theme, completes the effect.

Now the biggest challenge, which everyone involved knew, would be the re-creation of the characters Keel and Steed. Patrick Macnee is so ingrained in the mind as the suave and witty Steed that it would be an enormous task for whichever actor played the part to be anywhere near as good. Even the hugely talented Ralph Fiennes in the ill-fated 1998 movie version found it difficult. That light comedic touch that Macnee conveyed so effortlessly seemed to defeat him. Angst Fiennes can do but light-comedy maybe not! (He tried it again in "maid in Manhattan" with, arguably, slightly better results-but not by much). Julian Wadham here gets closer to the Macnee portrayal. He is, wisely, not trying to impersonate Macnee, which would be fatal but is giving his own interpretation. And I think he is doing well. The light throw-away wit that Macnee had isn't quite the same but then Steed as a character was darker in the early TV series. The more light-hearted character emerged later, firstly with Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale and then later, of course, with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. There were, though, many touches of the Macnee humour even in the early days, as can be seen in the surviving TV episodes of this period.

So far so good. Now the only little stumbling block for me and the reason I stated that my fears had mostly vanished, is in the Keel character. Ian Hendry had great warmth and immediate likeability. Therefore you felt for him when the tragedy occurred. Anthony Howell as Keel doesn't quite have the warmth that Hendry conveyed and there is a slight monotone to his voice, especially in the introductory stories (Hot Snow & Brought to Book). So I didn't feel as much sympathy for the character as I felt I should have. On the other hand Colin Baker, as Keel's practice partner, Dr. Tredding, managed to hook me from the off. Maybe it is due to the fact that Colin Baker is just so immensely likeable. He seems to have that easy going charm that Macnee has and his performance, for me, is perfect. Even though I had seen the original actor in that part I completely forgot about him as Baker made the character so much his own. His voice is so expressive that the contrast with Howell is even more pronounced.

However, by the last story in the set (One for the mortuary) the actors seem more settled in their roles and the performances are all excellent. This story is actually a later episode from the first series and not the 4th broadcast, as you would expect (the others are in broadcast order). By this time in the TV series the characters were well established, and it shows. The story has more of a feel of the later seasons/series, as it deals with microfilms, a killer with an eye-patch and an eccentric taxidermist! Perhaps the reason for this is because it was written by Brian Clemens! (He also wrote the 2nd story brought to book). He, of course, became the producer/main writer of the later filmed series. His style is very evident here.(A nice touch is that his son plays one of the characters in this version and also gives a very insightful interview after the story ends).

I hope the series continues in this vein. This set is a very promising start.


Ross (Deluxe Vinyl Replica CD)
Ross (Deluxe Vinyl Replica CD)
Price: £16.19

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars welcome release, 13 Mar. 2014
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It is good to have original albums being released again at an affordable price. The previous Japanese import had now become quite pricey. This re-release doesn't include the liner notes/lyrics. But it is the music that counts. This album from 1978 has some nice songs such as "where did we go wrong", "Never say I don't love you", "To love again", and "you were the one". However, it is very short and was seemingly released at the time to primarily showcase the then current single "Lovin' Livin' and Givin'". This song had been included in the movie "Thank God it's Friday" which starred, among others, Donna Summer. The film had been made in the hope of matching the success of 1977's "Saturday Night Fever". It didn't. The public, it seemed, were only prepared to accept one disco-themed movie. (The Village People vehicle "Can't Stop the music" also suffered the same fate a year or so later, although it is now considered a mini-camp classic!) However, disco music itself was still dominating the charts and this album reflects that with tracks such as the aforementioned "Lovin'..." and "what you gave me".

The album also has some unreleased tracks from recordings made between 1973-1975 plus some previously released tracks. These are "Reach out i'll be there" (the Four Tops remake from the 1971 album "Surrender/I'm still waiting"), and "Sorry doesn't always make it right" (a single from 1974). Although the previously released tracks are good it does make you wonder why they were included as there were other unreleased tracks that were intended for the album. These have surfaced in recent years so it is strange that they were not included instead of the previously released tracks. But that is the mystery of record companies!(Motown did this again with Diana Ross with the release of the 1981 album "To love again" when she had just left the label for RCA. It includes old and unreleased tracks too). The inclusion of "Sorry..." is forgivable as it had been a non-hit single in the US in 1974 (a #23 hit in UK) so for those that hadn't bought the song then it was almost a new, or perhaps rare track that hadn't been included on an album before.

So because of the mixture of old and new tracks this is not a classic album but is a must-have for those that want all the original albums.
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The Bible - TV Miniseries [DVD]
The Bible - TV Miniseries [DVD]
Dvd ~ Diogo Morgado
Price: £10.00

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good but a missed opportunity, 18 Dec. 2013
This is a good series but could have been great. The reason I say this is because it could have covered much more of the Bible than it actually does. Instead it concentrates more on the new testament which has been covered in many other TV adaptations and films. So it inevitably invites comparison with those other adaptations. For me the "Jesus of Nazareth" TV series is still the best adaptation of the life of Jesus. This series is good but not as well done.

I will explain more specifically why I feel this series was not as great as it could have been. Firstly, I didn't like the OTT violence in some episodes eg. the "Ninja-Angels" in Sodom. The martial arts/sword fighting seemed to be there just to cater to a (young?) American audience. Would have been better if they'd used a "supernatural"-type force to defeat the pursuers rather than action-movie style fighting.

Next the CGI was very good at times, not so at others. The parting of the Red Sea is still a huge undertaking on a TV budget no matter how far the technology has come and was a little under-whelming.

Plus, the acting was very hit and miss and the casting choices a bit bizarre at times. Joseph and Mary looked too Anglo-saxon and not at all Jewish. Plus they spoke in very British accents. Jesus, on the other hand, had a completely different accent which actually took some getting used to. This was no doubt deliberate, to make him more "different" to others around him. The casting of a black Samson, although at first seemed to just smack of today's P. C. mentality, actually worked for me. This was due to the actor playing Samson who I thought was pretty good as was the actress playing his Mother.

Finally, I feel there must have been big edits in places as it is very disjointed sometimes-things just seemed to jump around. For example the series starts with Noah's Ark. Noah is recounting events about the old testament to his children-this leads to flashbacks of the events themselves. You would think that after this the narrative would return to Noah. But it doesn't. So it is never revealed what happened to the ark, whether it landed anywhere or was just continually sailing the seas! Also at the end of the "King David and Bethsheba" sequence it is revealed that they have a son. The camera slowly pans in on the baby while David announces that his name is Solomon. This seems to be an important revelation. However the story does not continue with Solomon, so his fate is completely unknown. The "Wisdom of Solomon" would have been a good story to tell.

There might have been a deliberate decision after production to cut many sequences, particularly from the old testament. If there had been a "bridging" sequence or montage this would have made the transition between the old and new testaments smoother and less abrupt. When the narrator kicks in frequently within a few minutes, both in the old and new testaments, I feel this must have been where the cuts are.

Overall, I actually wish the series had covered more of the Old testament as this has been neglected in favour of the new testament in the past. And that is the main problem I have with the series. After a couple of episodes it just jumped to the birth of Jesus, as if they felt they needed to get to familiar ground more quickly. This is a real shame as the title "The Bible" suggests it will cover more of the old testament as well as the new.

So, although I applaud the intent of the series I feel it could have covered more that hasn't already been done before, as I mentioned earlier. I therefore feel it was a bit of a missed opportunity.
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Doctor Who: Series Seven - Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Doctor Who: Series Seven - Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by Newtownvideo_EU
Price: £52.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars US version has different extra, 13 Nov. 2013
This is a quick mention for the US version, as per the above link. It has a different front cover.

All of the series 7 episodes are included as well as "The doctor, the widow and the wardrobe" Christmas special, as per the UK version. The only difference is that the CBBC "school winner" short video "Good as Gold" is not included. This short video features the Doctor and Amy with an appearance by a weeping angel. Instead, on the US Edition there are some interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman which were shown on the US series "The Nerdist" (this is shown on BBC America). It's a chat-show format and Matt appears via satellite while Jenna is on a video recorded PODcast. Both interviews are informative and Matt gives some interesting insights into his take on The Doctor. As these interviews run to 15mins and the Good as Gold short is 3mins I know which I prefer!

The series itself, as others have stated, is a mixed bag and it is subjective as to which stories are better. What is undisputed is that this series has garnered even more US fans, as can be seen in the footage of the filming in New York and at the San Diego comic-con convention. Plus the fact that there are New York buses with adverts on them for Doctor Who means that the series has well and truly penetrated the US market! Long may it be so!


Steed & Mrs. Peel Volume 1: A Very Civil Armageddon (Steed and Mrs. Peel)
Steed & Mrs. Peel Volume 1: A Very Civil Armageddon (Steed and Mrs. Peel)
by Mark Waid
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.34

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice return of the dynamic duo!, 9 May 2013
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This is a collection of the first 4 issues of the new on-going adventures of TV's favourite spies, John Steed and Emma Peel. They were, of course, the characters in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers" (1961-1969). The comic book is called "Steed and Mrs Peel" rather than "The Avengers" due to Marvel Comics owning the rights to the name "The Avengers" in USA for their comic-book heroes.

So for those of us interested in these Avengers, this is a welcome return. During the run of the TV series in the 1960s there were comic strips appearing in various publications, the main one being "TV Comic". When the TV series ended it was also the end for the comic-strip adventures. When "The New Avengers" TV series arrived in 1976 (1976-1977)new comic-strips appeared featuring the new team of Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey. (these appeared in 2 TV annuals and in a special collectors comic-book only issued in France). However the original Avengers, particularly Steed & Mrs Peel, were never forgotten due to constant re-runs of the TV series in countries all over the world.

As a result of continued interest and perhaps equally due to the 1960s nostalgia that seemed to sweep the world in the late 1980s Eclipse Publishing in USA decided to produce a brand new comic. This was a 6 issue mini-series, released in 1991.

Boom studios in USA bought the rights to this and re-released the comics plus a complete omnibus edition in 2012. (This is available on Amazon at time of writing). What was interesting about this comic book series was that the main story followed on directly from the end of the TV series and so featured not just John Steed and Emma Peel but also Tara King, who had become Steed's partner in the final season when Emma Peel leaves.

When Boom studios decided to produce brand new adventures in 2012 they decided to set the stories during the time when Steed and Mrs Peel were partners, so no Tara King this time.

This book features the "Hellfire Club", the foes the duo encountered in the controversial 1966 Black & White TV story "A Touch of Brimstone". This episode was originally banned in USA and edited when screened in UK. This was due to the adult nature of the story and in particular scenes in which Mrs Peel is dressed as the "Queen of Sin". Her outfit consisted of a spiked collar and a miniscule "dominatrix"-type corset and high leather boots, with a snake wrapped around her arms! In one (now notorious)scene the "villain" attacks Mrs Peel (still wearing THAT outfit) with a whip. This was deemed as going too far by TV executives both in UK and USA and the UK version was edited to show only one crack of the whip. Of course this episode, arguably, became the most remembered episode and certainly contains an iconic image of Mrs Peel.

The new encounter with the Hellfire Club in this comic-book (no spoilers) is very different to the TV story. As it develops there is a scale to it that wouldn't have been possible to produce on a 1960s TV budget. The ill-fated 1998 film upped the scale for the big screen but it wasn't successful. However, this was due more to a hasty re-edit before release which resulted in a very confused and at times incoherent storyline. This story captures the spirit of the series and is particularly strong in the character interplay between Steed and Mrs Peel. The chemistry between the actors in the TV series, namely Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg is what made the series so enjoyable to watch and so popular worldwide, and thankfully it is present here. That is why I found this book pleasurable to read. The witty exchanges between the 2 characters is present and correct and I cannot wait to see where this new series of adventures is headed. Long Live THESE Avengers!


Doctor Who: War Against the Laan (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
Doctor Who: War Against the Laan (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
by Nicholas Briggs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars paying twice for 1 story!, 29 Mar. 2013
The previous story, "The sands of Life" set up the events that are continued in this story so basically this is part 2 of a two-part story. Be aware of that as otherwise you will be clueless!

In "the sands of life" (basic outline no spoilers)a race of aliens have come to a future earth with a mysterious plan and the military and a mysterious corporation attempt to stop them. The 4th Doctor, Romana 1 and K9 are caught up in these events. That story set things up nicely and at 3 episodes gave enough time for the story and characters to develop. The story ended on a cliff-hanger which I felt was a bit of a cheat-fans will buy this series anyway so it seems a bit mean to try to force them to.

Now events in the story have reached a head and this story deals with that in 2 episodes. There is a definite feeling of anti-climax at the resolution to the story, as expectations were high from the previous story. I therefore think it would have been much more wise to have made the previous story a 2-disc set and told the story in full. This would have avoided fans having to pay twice for what is basically one story! Yes, from a business perspective I suppose it makes sense, but it does tend to smack of greed a bit as the buyer is not getting a brand new story in this set.

I would like to make it clear that I am not disappointed with the actors who are all excellent, but with the producers of the 4th Doctor series. They knew interest would be extremely high for Tom Baker reprising his role, especially as he is now joined by previous TV companions, but I feel that the stories have not been of high quality. For a start they have been far too short (you're just getting into it and it's over!) and in the case of the Doctor/Leela series they were mostly under-par and not really worthy of the actors involved. Now with this series, if this disc is indicative of future releases, we will have some stories being released in 2 separate sets which, while maximising profits, will leave fans like myself feeling slightly cheated and (literally) short-changed!

Big Finish-you have been warned!


The Sands of Life (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
The Sands of Life (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures)
by Nicholas Briggs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars more like it but minus a star for cliff-hanger!, 19 Mar. 2013
I think I am one of many who found themselves disappointed with the quality of the 4th Doctor & Leela stories-not with the actors I hasten to add who were perfect but with the quality of the stories. I felt, with the exception of Energy of the Daleks, that the stories were under-par and far too short (you're just getting into it and it's over!). I just didn't think they were worthy of the talents of Tom Baker & Louise Jameson. I felt the stories in the "Lost stories" set were so much better as they were longer and gave the plots & characters enough time to breathe. Plus the pacing seemed less rushed as there wasn't so much to be crammed into a short running time.

So I approached the 4th Doctor & Romana stories with caution. And, of course, sadness as Mary Tamm is no longer with us. On the one hand great excitement to hear her voice again while on the other real sadness knowing these stories would be the last time.

The 1st story (the Auntie Matter) had a very nice "behind the scenes" which included a tribute to Mary. Tom Baker's comments about her were very touching. Plus the story itself was a promising start for this particular series. This is the 2nd story and I think some lessons have been learned from the aforementioned Doctor/Leela stories. It is longer so there is more time for the story to develop. Plus there is now more room for longer solo scenes for both the Doctor and Romana and gives each more time to shine. I feel in this story that Mary Tamm is now very comfortable with playing Romana again after so long (yes she did reprise the role previously in one of the stories in the "Gallifrey" series, but she was almost totally alone in that story and there was no interaction with the Doctor of course). I really felt that this was the Romana I remember, with nice touches of the comic sarcasm that she had in the classic TV series. Here it was directed effectively at the military. I could just picture her giving one of her withering looks!

The story itself is a very simple one- (basic outline-no spoilers)large numbers of a race of aliens have come to a future earth with a mysterious plan and the military and a mysterious corporation are attempting to stop them.

The only niggle I have with this story is with the cliff-hanger ending. I think that is a bit of a cheat. Fans will buy this series anyway so it seems a bit mean to try to force them to. However, that doesn't detract from the fine performances, apart from that American accent-oh dear! American fans beware!
(The 3* is only because of the cliff-hanger ending! The story and performances are worth 4-5*)


Battle Of the V.1 - In Colour! [DVD]
Battle Of the V.1 - In Colour! [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Rennie
Price: £12.25

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good under-rated film, 10 Mar. 2013
First of all check the amazon marketplace as Renown (who produced the DVD) are selling this (at time of writing) for £6.40!

This is actually a good under-rated film. It tells the true story of the Polish underground in the 2nd World War, who discovered that the Nazis have developed a flying-bomb. This is a story that needed to be told as I, for one, was not aware of the vital role that the Polish Underground played in the discovery of this weapon. The bravery of the Polish men & women involved has to be remembered and saluted.

The story is well told and all involved give good performances. I think the film deserves to be seen by a wider audience. It may not have the big-budget or scale of other war films such as "The Longest Day" or "The Dam-busters" or "The Battle of Britain", to name a few, but it has an important story to tell and does so well.

This DVD, released by Renown, contains a version of the film that has been "colourised". I will not debate the arguments for or against this process here-you either like it or you don't. I actually have quite a number of colourised versions of films, some of which are available here on amazon. These include the original "King Kong" (included in a 4-film box set), some Ray Harryhausen films such as "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers", "The Thing (from another world)", 4 original Sherlock Holmes films (with Basil Rathbone) and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". There are others also released by Renown, including "Scrooge" (the Alistair Sim version), "the Pickwick Papers" and "the Night Caller" (a 1960s low-budget sci-fi film). I often find that colour brings out details that get lost in the B&W version, but that is a personal view and I fully understand those that prefer the "film-noir" look that Black & White gives. To my mind as long as the original B&W version is still available then I have no issue with the Colourised version. After all we get extended versions of films, director's cuts and all manner of special editions of films so why not colourised as well? If you don't like it then you don't have to buy it!

I think Renown are doing an excellent job of releasing some good under-rated or forgotten gems such as Battle of the V1. If presenting it in "colourised" form brings it to a new audience, including those that are just curious about Colourising then I think that is great and gives this film and others a well-deserved new lease of life.


Steed & Mrs. Peel: Golden Game
Steed & Mrs. Peel: Golden Game
by Grant Morrison
Edition: Paperback

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Compilation, 12 Dec. 2012
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This is a compilation of the comic-strip stories that were presented in episodic form back in 1991. They were originally released as 6 comics and then later presented as 3 soft-cover books, which can still be found on this site. Boom Studios bought the rights and re-released the 6 comics again early in 2012. Here Boom have presented the stories complete in one book, divided into chapters. The stories are, of course, based on the original 1960s spy TV series "The Avengers", one of the most popular series ever made and shown over the years in just about every country there is. I believe the series still holds the record for the most countries sold to, although "Baywatch" has either equalled that record or is a close second depending on which report you read!

Due to Marvel comics copyrighting the name "The Avengers" in the USA in 1963 the name for these comic-strips has been re-titled "Steed and Mrs Peel." The Tv series copyrighted the name "The Avengers" in 1961 in the UK only. This was why the Marvel Comics Superhero film of 2012, known as "The Avengers" in USA and elsewhere was changed to "Avengers Assemble" in the UK. Most people assumed this was done to avoid confusion, which is true, but it was also done to avoid any possible legal action.

The 2 stories in this book are "the Golden game" and "deadly rainbow". The 1st was written by Grant Morrison and the 2nd by Anne Caulfield. The 1st story is about Steed re-uniting with his ex-partner mrs Peel to try and rescue his latest partner Tara King who has been kidnapped. In the TV series, in the 1st story of the final season (1968-1969) called "the Forget-me-knot", mrs Peel leaves the series to be-reunited with her long-lost fighter pilot husband. He had been presumed dead but had actually crashed in the amazon jungle. Tara King is introduced in the same story as a trainee agent who then becomes steed's new partner. The 2nd story in this book is a direct sequel to that story and follows-on directly from mrs Peel's final scene in the series.

Both stories are fun for those that are fans of the series as they can see the characters in new adventures. The 1st story has a familiar theme and seems to be loosely based on the Tv episode "Game", a Steed/King story that concludes with Tara King being kidnapped and Steed rescuing her. The kidnapper is a Board-game devisor and Steed has to play and win a series of deadly games before getting to her. This story has a very similar sequence but with different games.

The artwork on the stories is by Ian Gibson and is stylish and quirky, as the series was. However it has a caricuture feel to it which, I suspect, fans of the series will either love or hate. Added to this is the fact that the characters don't look anything like their TV counterparts which, for me, was a weakness. I just wish some photo-referencing of the actors Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg had been used as this would have lessened the distancing i felt while reading it. (Though having now re-read the stories in some panels there is a slight resemblance to Patrick Macnee but not at all of Diana Rigg). I suspect the intention was to reproduce the "feel" of the series rather than go for a true likeness of the Tv characters which might have restricted the artist. The result is that this is a complete separate entity in its own right. It is subjective whether that is good or bad.

I enjoyed this book as it is good to see the characters again and good to have the stories in one volume. I should point out that my copy has a different cover, showing mrs Peel in the foreground and a small-sized Steed in the background. I don't know whether there are different covers or whether the cover on amazon is incorrect. The cover shown was the cover of part 1 of the original comic-series.

Boom studios have now begun a new on-going comic series of "Steed and mrs peel" (from late 2012). It is interesting that in the new comics photo-referencing has been used and the characters look more like the actors in the Tv series. Perhaps Boom decided that this would strengthen the stories.

A good buy for fans of the Tv series or comics fans in general.


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