Steed & Mrs. Peel
Batman ’66 has already teamed with Green Hornet, and now the caped crusader is teaming with the Avengers. No, not THOSE Avengers, but rather Steed and Mrs. Peel, and it’s happening in June!
Press Release Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the July debut of a groovy new limited series that celebrates the cornerstone of modern spy fiction: STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED. Based on the classic British television show, The Avengers, this series centers on super-spies John Steed and Emma Peel, who were instrumental in forming ideal smart, witty, and stylish spy heroes back in the mid-1960s. This is the third series based on the duo to be published by BOOM! Studios.
Or – “Will It Be A Smashing Debut, A Crashing Bore Or Other Britishy-Sounding Things?” There will always be a special place in my heart for ‘The Avengers,’ as I used to watch when I was a child. I had no idea who or what they were, or the history behind them, or even that John Steed had accomplices before (and, for that matter, after) Mrs. Peel. All I knew was that the actors were charming, the plots were engaging, and Diana Rigg was utterly beautiful. After the dreadful movie adaptation, I had worried that there would never be another
Or – “Isn’t It Really Just A Number One?” “Extraordinary crimes against the people and the state have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed, top professional, and his partner Emma Peel, talented amateur – otherwise known as… The Avengers! Steed And Mrs. Peel!” Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “We’re Needed!” I’m always fascinated by names. If you say you enjoy the character of The Master, it means something different to a fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer than to a fan of Doctor Who than to a fan of Manos: The Hands Of Fate. (Fortunately, that third option is entirely theoretical, as no such humans exist.) So it’s a matter of great humor to me to see an adaptation of a television property with an iconic name into comics, where that selfsame iconic name has an entirely different legacy and expectations, to see if the characters