Escape: Red Wine

Jeff Chandler
A detective goes searching for an American fugitive on a tropical isle.

Original Air Date: February 26, 1949

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Dragnet: The Big Late Script

Jack Webb
Friday and Romero search for a kidnapped businessman.

Original Air Date: July 26, 1951

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Graphic Novel Review: A Secret History of Space

This graphic novel collects Issues 4-7 of Boom Studios’ Steed and Peel series based on the 1960s TV show, The Avengers. 

The four issues cover three separate story lines but there is a sense of them being tied together. The art is superb and really fits with the imaginative, often larger than life world of the Avengers as beautiful concepts are explored.

The first Issue features Steed and Mrs. Peal attending a masquerade ball with some dangerous intruders. It’s probably the simplest story in the book, but the art is very good, even though black and white are the predominant colors.

The middle issues are probably most speculative in the book in a plot that involves blackmail of high government officials, secrets from space, and time travel.

The final issue is typical of many actual episodes of the Avengers as Steed and Peal investigate a series of unexplained unwarranted suicides in a small Welsh town. The ending is a little quick, but the concept is well-realized.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable book for fans of the 1960s series. While being single issue stories does make the first and last issue slightly less complex than you’d otherwise expect, writer Caleb Monroe does a marvelous job capturing the spirit and feel of this classic series.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

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EP1951: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Night in Paris Matter

Bob Bailey
Johnny goes to Paris to retrieve a quarter of a million in stolen jewels.

Original Air Date: August 16, 1959

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EP1950: Boston Blackie: Blackie’s Car Kills a Woman

Richard Kollmar

Someone stole Blackie’s car and used it to commit murder. Blackie sets out to discover who did it.

Original Air Date: July 16, 1945

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