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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Avengers Magazines & Fanzines Reply with quote

As a kid, after I got into Doctor Who, I was quickly able to find out about Doctor Who Magazine, which I was able to find here in the US. Over the years I've found other magazines devoted to favorite tv shows, like the infamous Wrapped In Plastic (devoted to David Lynch's great Twin Peaks) and the Gerry Anderson Fanderson publication.

So here is a question: was there ever an official Avengers magazine? What about an Avengers fanzine? And if so, are any of them worth tracking down?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was never really an "official" Avengers magazine, aside from the odd one-off like the TNA Souvenir Special or "Meet the Avengers" during the Gale era. Loads of fanzines, though, most notably Dave Rogers' On Target/Stay Tuned, which are worth tracking down. There's a thread about people's favourites here:

http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2251

A good list of all the various fanzines is on Dead Duck:

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/fanzineindex.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that speedy response! I knew they had to be around somewhere!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thanks for that speedy response! I knew they had to be around somewhere!


My pleasure! A lot of my thoughts on the best fanzines to get are in the other thread, but I'll just rehash that for general interest On Target/Stay Tuned are the best, and also the easiest to find floating around ebay. If you're keen on TNA, the Patrick Macnee Fan Network ones are good as well, and With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler is a bit of fun. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Borgus Weems wrote:
thanks for that speedy response! I knew they had to be around somewhere!


My pleasure! A lot of my thoughts on the best fanzines to get are in the other thread, but I'll just rehash that for general interest On Target/Stay Tuned are the best, and also the easiest to find floating around ebay. If you're keen on TNA, the Patrick Macnee Fan Network ones are good as well, and With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler is a bit of fun. Cool


I've never seen the With umbrella charm and bowler newspapers. How many photos did each issue have? Did they contain any interesting Avengers info? Thanks. Rich.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Borgus Weems wrote:
thanks for that speedy response! I knew they had to be around somewhere!


My pleasure! A lot of my thoughts on the best fanzines to get are in the other thread, but I'll just rehash that for general interest On Target/Stay Tuned are the best, and also the easiest to find floating around ebay. If you're keen on TNA, the Patrick Macnee Fan Network ones are good as well, and With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler is a bit of fun. Cool


I've never seen the With umbrella charm and bowler newspapers. How many photos did each issue have? Did they contain any interesting Avengers info? Thanks. Rich.


There are a few photos per issue, usually quite big because the newspaper format allowed for it. They have quite a few features--some character profiles, some fanfiction, features on the merchandise. There was a very good interview with Sydney Newman which made for good reading, given that it was from the eighties and they were able to ask him what he thought of the show's development after his tenure (he was scathing about TNA), and why he never asked for a creator's credit. I enjoyed them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Very Happy I'll add these to my collection when I manage to locate them. I think there's eleven aren't there? I bet the Pat Macnee newsletter series is very rare these days, so I'll be lucky! I've got every issue of On Target/Stay tuned, so I'm always looking for new stuff. There were 3 issues of Bizarre which came out around 1990, a very shortlived Avengers fanzine. Anyone got these Question Rich.
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cyberrich wrote:
Thanks for that. Very Happy I'll add these to my collection when I manage to locate them. I think there's eleven aren't there? I bet the Pat Macnee newsletter series is very rare these days, so I'll be lucky! I've got every issue of On Target/Stay tuned, so I'm always looking for new stuff. There were 3 issues of Bizarre which came out around 1990, a very shortlived Avengers fanzine. Anyone got these Question Rich.
What Patrick Macnee newsletter? What was it like? what kinds of things did he have to chat about?
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cyberrich wrote:
Thanks for that. Very Happy I'll add these to my collection when I manage to locate them. I think there's eleven aren't there? I bet the Pat Macnee newsletter series is very rare these days, so I'll be lucky! I've got every issue of On Target/Stay tuned, so I'm always looking for new stuff. There were 3 issues of Bizarre which came out around 1990, a very shortlived Avengers fanzine. Anyone got these Question Rich.


There were 10 issues of WUCB, but the first two weren't in newspaper format, and I've been unable to locate them. The fanzine eventually evolved into "Top Secret", which covered series beyond The Avengers. I have a couple of issues of Bizarre as well. Dead Duck lists the contents of those (and a host of other fanzines):

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/fanzineindex.htm
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anti-clockwise wrote:
What Patrick Macnee newsletter? What was it like? what kinds of things did he have to chat about?


It was called "The Avengers/ Patrick Macnee Fan Network Newsletter", but it was fan-produced, not sent out by/affiliated with Patrick in any way (other than as an honourary president, as the editors wrote to him and asked if he'd accept the title. Gareth and Joanna were given the same status). It is indeed very rare, and I only have a few issues. It was published from 1978-1980, so it's very TNA-centric, as the show was "new" at the time. There's a lot of hoping against hope that the CBS deal was going to go through, and that season 3 of TNA would see the light of day. It hurts even worse when you're reading it knowing how it turned out! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Timeless! That has to be hard to read that given there was no 3rd season. Ouch!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think the Heather Firth's enthusiasm (editor of the "The Avengers/ Patrick Macnee Fan Network Newsletter") is partially lived on the idea that the production of the season 3 will take place. Oh, but then she disappeared somewhere (probably after 16 issue). One ardent fan of her fanzine tried to find her but could not find even a trace. Sadly!

But I'll try to dispel sadness of fans Wink and give the link to a section on the site Steedumbrella. Rolling Eyes (Hmm, what is this section? Confused ) Section there for two years and at the moment it is the most complete guide to fanzines of the series. Very Happy

http://translate.google.ru/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=ru&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsteedumbrella.ru%2Ffanzine_newsletter_Patrick_Macnee.html

Info about:

En Garde
T & R
The Avengers Yearbook
Huntress
The Avengers (1980s)
With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler
On Target
Stay Tuned
The Avengers (1990s)
Bizarre
You Have Just Been Murdered
Le Fanzine
The Mother's Letter
Patrick Macnee Fan Network Newsletter
Gareth Hunt / Joanna Lumley Fan Club Newsletter


Happy reading dear fans! Smile
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anti-clockwise wrote:
Thanks Timeless! That has to be hard to read that given there was no 3rd season. Ouch!


Yeah, the optimism is contagious--you get caught up in it as you read, even though you know better. They were so excited about any little nugget of information that suggested it was going to come back, as I would have been if I'd been around then. Fanzines are great because they act as little time capsules of fandom at different points in time, in the days when we didn't have episodes available on DVD, and every screenshot of a Cathy episode was gold. They got excited about things like that the way we do about Chinese TNA comics and Mexican Cybernauts remakes. Little has changed. Wink
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anti-clockwise wrote:
Thanks Timeless! That has to be hard to read that given there was no 3rd season. Ouch!


Yeah, the optimism is contagious--you get caught up in it as you read, even though you know better. They were so excited about any little nugget of information that suggested it was going to come back, as I would have been if I'd been around then. Fanzines are great because they act as little time capsules of fandom at different points in time, in the days when we didn't have episodes available on DVD, and every screenshot of a Cathy episode was gold. They got excited about things like that the way we do about Chinese TNA comics and Mexican Cybernauts remakes. Little has changed. Wink
So very true. just the thought of TA puts a smile on my face. I think there might have been more copycats for cybernauts. I noticed one episode of honey West had a cybernaut looking monster. Honey West as you probably know was the US answer to the Avengers. And they wanted who else for the part?Honor Blackman.
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anti-clockwise wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
anti-clockwise wrote:
Thanks Timeless! That has to be hard to read that given there was no 3rd season. Ouch!


Yeah, the optimism is contagious--you get caught up in it as you read, even though you know better. They were so excited about any little nugget of information that suggested it was going to come back, as I would have been if I'd been around then. Fanzines are great because they act as little time capsules of fandom at different points in time, in the days when we didn't have episodes available on DVD, and every screenshot of a Cathy episode was gold. They got excited about things like that the way we do about Chinese TNA comics and Mexican Cybernauts remakes. Little has changed. Wink
So very true. just the thought of TA puts a smile on my face. I think there might have been more copycats for cybernauts. I noticed one episode of honey West had a cybernaut looking monster. Honey West as you probably know was the US answer to the Avengers. And they wanted who else for the part?Honor Blackman.


So I've heard. I've yet to watch Honey West, but it's on my DVD list, which is always very long and keeps getting longer. Laughing
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Timeless A-Peel wrote:
If you're keen on TNA, the Patrick Macnee Fan Network ones are good as well, and With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler is a bit of fun. Cool


Tonight I saw a job lot of 6 issues of Umbrella charm and bowler on ebay, but I was outbid. Sad Don't know when I'll find them again. I enjoyed looking at your Before the mast link, you haven't got any scans of the contents of the Umbrella fanzines by any chance Question Thanks, Rich.
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cyberrich wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
If you're keen on TNA, the Patrick Macnee Fan Network ones are good as well, and With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler is a bit of fun. Cool


Tonight I saw a job lot of 6 issues of Umbrella charm and bowler on ebay, but I was outbid. Sad Don't know when I'll find them again. I enjoyed looking at your Before the mast link, you haven't got any scans of the contents of the Umbrella fanzines by any chance Question Thanks, Rich.


I have scans of a few of my WUCB issues that I did awhile back. I could post them in a few days, if you're interested. Smile
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I have scans of a few of my WUCB issues that I did awhile back. I could post them in a few days, if you're interested. Smile


That would be terrific. I'd love to see them. Thanks, Rich. Smile
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cyberrich wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
I have scans of a few of my WUCB issues that I did awhile back. I could post them in a few days, if you're interested. Smile


That would be terrific. I'd love to see them. Thanks, Rich. Smile


I'll upload them sometime this week. Smile
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