Before there were The Avengers, there were The Avengers – John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel, two of the best and most unusual spies in TV movie history. Mixing the silly with the sublime; the action with the thoughtful; the comedic with the dramatic, Steed and Mrs. Peel took on mad scientists, robots and evil master spies with jaunty good humor and endless ingenuity. BOOM! Studios brought them back to fire the public’s imagination first with a new edition of an earlier British comics series, then with an ongoing series.
Now, due to public demand, The Avengers return in six-issue miniseries Steed and Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed. In two three-episode arcs written by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Marco Cosentino, our very proper, very British duo face a a grand conspiracy that leads to one of them being imprisoned in a strange village, then contend with mind-controlled prison inmates.
Weird? Just another day’s work for Steed and Mrs. Peel. Steed and Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed will be in comics shops on July 23rd. Follow the link for ordering details and more.
THE ORIGINAL AVENGERS RETURN IN ‘STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED’
STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED #1 Cover B by Babs Tarr
June 27, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – 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.
Writer Ian Edginton (Hinterkind, Leviathan) and artist Marco Cosentino will craft two, three-issue story arcs. In the first, they take Steed and Peel on their most psychedelic adventure yet. When an old associate of John Steed is killed, a grand conspiracy is suspected. This leads Steed and Peel to a strange village and an unexpected imprisonment for one of the spies. In the second story arc, Steed and Peel investigate a mysterious menace inside a prison. Prisoners are being mind-controlled by an unseen force and it’s up to Steed and Peel to discover how and what for.
“Bringing back STEED AND MRS. PEEL with Ian Edginton and Marco Cosentino has been a project we’ve really been looking forward to,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Ian’s voice for the characters is dead-on and Marco brings the spy-fi style in spades. You can tell they’re having fun, and it translates to the page.”
STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED #1 arrives in comic shops on July 23rd with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY141140. The main cover is illustrated by Stacey Lee, and retailer incentive cover will be available in a limited quantity by Babs Tarr. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED #1 Cover A by Stacey Lee