Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Mission Highly Improbable
These British TV Tornado Annual covers always crack me up. The annuals reprinted comics and sometimes prose stories from the British comics weeklies. TV Tornado usually featured comics about various TV series. Duh. But it also reprinted American comics. Some ambitious Brit artist would draw a cover featuring all the characters who appeared in the issue, unintentionally creating what appeared to be the most improbable super teams ever.
On the left cover, Magus:Robot Fighter leads a team composed of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Tarzan, the Green Hornet and Kato. Back at headquarters, Simon Templar, Napoleon Solo, and Illya Kuryakin hang out with Little Joe Cartwright.
On the cover on the left, the Saint and the Men from Uncle have Joined Tarzan and Magnus in the field along with the Lone Ranger. The Seaview waits offshore to pick them up when their mission is completed. I dare someone to write this fanfic. I dare you! Heck, I dare me.