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steveothen
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:22 pm    Post subject: Dave Rogers. Reply with quote

How many books on the Avengers has Dave Rogers written ?.
If anyone could list list them here i'd be very grateful.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Rogers' books:

The Avengers (1983) Boxtree // ITV Books/Michael Joseph
The Avengers Anew (1985) Michael Joseph
The Complete Avengers (1989) St. Martin's Press (US)
The Ultimate Avengers (1995) Boxtree

He also produced the Stay Tuned and On Target fanzines and co-wrote The Weather Merchants (1989) with Geoff Barlow
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add to that list:

The Complete Avengers was also published in the UK by Boxtree with I think a different cover to the US version

The Avengers and Me (1997) (credited as Patrick Macnee with Dave Rogers), Titan Books

The Avengers the making of the movie (1998) Titan Books

Too Many Targets (1990) (credited as a novel by John Peel and Dave Rogers) St Martin's Press
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were any of Dave's books available as hardback versions? I only have the softcovers and wasn't sure if they were made like this on the original print run.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Were any of Dave's books available as hardback versions? I only have the softcovers and wasn't sure if they were made like this on the original print run.


Looking at my bookshelves, the only Dave Rogers book I can see in hardback was The Inside Story (the re-print of The Avengers and Me) that he co-wrote with Patrick Macnee. I'm fairly certain that all of Rogers' guide books - both UK or US editions edition - were only released in paperback.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Prisoner, Supermarionation, Rock'n' Roll and "The ITV Encyclopedia of Adventure" were all released in hardbacks as well, never seen a paperback of any of his Avengers titles apart from "The Inside Story".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Hi Prisoner, Supermarionation, Rock'n' Roll and "The ITV Encyclopedia of Adventure" were all released in hardbacks as well, never seen a paperback of any of his Avengers titles apart from "The Inside Story".


Yes, I was referring only to Rogers' Avengers books.

I have the "ITV Encyclopedia of Adventure" in hardback, and the "Supermarionation" compilation hardback which includes his Stingray book. I never knew his "Prisoner and Dangerman" book had a hardback release. Was this a US-only edition?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, good to know I'm not searching for hardback editions! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if it's US only for the Prisoner book - perhaps so as there's no mention of Dangerman ... perhaps an early edition with just The Prisoner? It's on abebooks.co.uk if you filter books by his name for hardback only (and ignore the irrelevant results).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Don't know if it's US only for the Prisoner book - perhaps so as there's no mention of Dangerman ... perhaps an early edition with just The Prisoner? It's on abebooks.co.uk if you filter books by his name for hardback only (and ignore the irrelevant results).


Thanks for the info. I've just had a look, and it seems that it's a US Barnes and Noble exclusive reprint, but of only the Prisoner parts of the original book (so half the number of pages). The original UK edition was called "The Prisoner & Dangerman", whilst the US HB is just called "The Prisoner", with a gap on the cover where the words "& Dangerman" used to be! I'll have to pick up a copy now...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Don't know if it's US only for the Prisoner book - perhaps so as there's no mention of Dangerman ... perhaps an early edition with just The Prisoner? It's on abebooks.co.uk if you filter books by his name for hardback only (and ignore the irrelevant results).



Thanks for the heads up...I'll have to hunt 'em down
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know what happened to Dave Rogers? Is he still OK? Back in the 1980's he almost single-handedly kept The Avengers alive in the land of fandom. I've got all of his books, and The Ultimate Avengers is maybe the best one. His fanzine (On target/ Stay tuned) is also excellent. I've got every issue from 1983-1999. A shame Dave stopped doing it. Nothing has taken it's place.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to Dave Rogers? Is he still OK? Back in the 1980's he almost single-handedly kept The Avengers alive in the land of fandom. I've got all of his books, and The Ultimate Avengers is maybe the best one. His fanzine (On target/ Stay tuned) is also excellent. I've got every issue from 1983-1999. A shame Dave stopped doing it. Nothing has taken it's place.


funny you should ask that question...as I was cleaning the shelfs of my library..and came across several of his Avengers books....AS everyone knows, he was one of the main sources for the Show, in the pre-to-early internet era..and has written several others books on star wars, the prisoner, and vintage guitars, etc...as far as I know, he's still alive..and no doubt, still writing..and many of his books are still in print....and available thru amazon, etc...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to Dave Rogers? Is he still OK? Back in the 1980's he almost single-handedly kept The Avengers alive in the land of fandom. I've got all of his books, and The Ultimate Avengers is maybe the best one. His fanzine (On target/ Stay tuned) is also excellent. I've got every issue from 1983-1999. A shame Dave stopped doing it. Nothing has taken it's place.
I've got most of the issues of Stay Tuned/On Target, you're right, it's superb and lots of the information was new to me. Great nostalgia to read them now. Heady days when the show wasn't easy to see, and fans had to share all the facts and news we could on paper!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
cyberrich wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to Dave Rogers? Is he still OK? Back in the 1980's he almost single-handedly kept The Avengers alive in the land of fandom. I've got all of his books, and The Ultimate Avengers is maybe the best one. His fanzine (On target/ Stay tuned) is also excellent. I've got every issue from 1983-1999. A shame Dave stopped doing it. Nothing has taken it's place.
I've got most of the issues of Stay Tuned/On Target, you're right, it's superb and lots of the information was new to me. Great nostalgia to read them now. Heady days when the show wasn't easy to see, and fans had to share all the facts and news we could on paper!


Franky, exactly...gosh, it was a real chore in the early days of the internet..when Netscape ruled the roost...and info was spotty.....and there was nothing like Google or Wiki....

and yeah, those zines...are prized items...even today, ...
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