This week, the Major Spoiler’s crew takes a look at The Prisoner – Shattered Visage.

From the Wiki:

Set twenty years after the final episode of the television series, Shattered Visage follows former secret agent Alice Drake as she is shipwrecked on the shores of The Village and encounters an aged, psychologically scarred Number Six. While the decades-old conflict unfolds between Six and Number Two (as played by Leo McKern in the TV series), secret agents in London have their own plans regarding the intelligence mine that is The Village, as well as the secret lying at its very core.

The trade paperback included a two-page text piece that rationalized the events of the last episode, “Fall Out” as drug-enhanced psychodrama designed to break Number Six. However, the story itself regards the surreal final episode of the series as a pivotal point of characterization, as opposed to dismissing it entirely.

Patrick McGoohan and ITC Entertainment subjected the story and art to a thorough evaluation. The likenesses of McGoohan and Leo McKern were featured for their characters’ returns. According to Dean Motter, the notoriously critical McGoohan “didn’t hate” the series while McKern was flattered to be a “comic book villain” for the first time.

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