Comic Strips: THE MYSTERONS (1967 - 1968)  

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The following information has been taken from diverse sources, but mostly comes from "Time Screen Magasine No. 21 Extra", Spring 1995. )

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Because of the heaviness of the comic strips pages previously posted on this site, I decided to separate the information on many pages instead.  Check at the bottom of this page for the other links.

 

 

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PRE-SCARLET ERA

 

 

Mysterons strips:

 

SOLO

(City Magazines Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd) - Weekly (Wednesdays)

Edited by Alan Fennell, Chris Spencer and John Ebblewhite

 

The Mark of the Mysterons (17/06/67 - 09/09/67: continuous)

Artist:  Don Harley

Black & white.

 

19-20

 The Northern Explorer oil rig is destroyed after a storm in the North Sea, but the Mysterons create a deadly replica moving towards the British Isles.  

21-22

John Marsh visits Dean Cash, a radio enthusiast who claims to have contacted the Mysterons, and finds they are both marked men.  

23-24

Contacted by Chinese government reporter Pi Ming, Marsh travels to investigate tales of Mysteronised trucks at a dam disaster.  

25-26

Attending a training exercise for Army tanks, Marsh finds that Major Watson has been Mysteronised and the attack is for real.  

27-28

Solo's computer predicts Mysteron activity when Britain's atomic sub, HMS Vital, runs aground in the Caribbean.  

29-30

Marsh investigates the pop phenomenon of 'The Ravers', since packed theatres and dance halls are destroyed after their appearances.  

The Mysterons (16/09/67: continuous)

Black & white.

Continuing

 

31

This final issue of Solo carried the other strips that would be found in TV Tornado after the merger the following week.

 

 

TV TORNADO

(first series)

 

(City Magazines Ltd/World Distributors (Holdings) Ltd) Weekly (Tuesday)

 Edited by Mick Anglo

 

The Mysterons (16/09/67: continuous)

Black and White,

Continuing from Solo 30

 

36

The Mysteron complex on Mars is attacked accidentally by an Earth expedition, triggering a war against Earth. Meanwhile, the Mysterons retrometabolise one of their buildings into a space complex, and send it to conquer other worlds. On the planet Andormea, matter is converted into the ancient physical form of the Mysterons.

Same strip in  Solo No.31

 

TV TORNADO and SOLO

(formely TV Tornado)  

(City Magazines Ltd /World Distributors (Holdings) Ltd) Weekly (Tuesdays)

Edited by Mick Anglo

Comes back to TV TORNADO after Issue 45.

 

The Mysterons (continuous)

Black and white.

Continuing from TV Tornado 36.

 

37-39

The Mysterons arrive on Andormea and launch an attack on the robot Andormeans before they are crushed by increased gravitational pressure controlled by the subterranean Carads.

40-43

Move on to Conquest!

The Mysteron computer directs the space complex to attack the planet Proteus where they counter shape-changing Proteans and humanoid unitypes who wipe them out with electrode guns.

44-45

Earthmen on Planet Antares!

(Art: Tom Kerr?)

The Mysterons move on from conquering Proteus to use a human expedition on Antares to attack Earth. The plan is foiled by Major Santy and the primitive native Antareans.

TV TORNADO

(second series formely TV Tornado and Solo)

(City Magazines Ltd /World Distributors (Holdings) Ltd) Weekly (Tuesday)

Edited by Mick Anglo  

The Mysterons (25/11/67 - 17/02/68: continuous)

Black and white.

Continuing from TV Tornado 45.

 

46-49

Earthmen on Planet Antares!

(Art: Tom Kerr?)  

50-51

We Need Some Earthmen!

To capture a trio of Earthmen, the Mysterons create a space complex to be picked up by the freighter 'Star Tracker' as it passes Mars.

52-53

The March of the Mysterons!

(Art: Don Harley)

A space complex sent to the planet Boreus finds an ancient, peaceful Mysteron being worshipped as a god by an evil witch doctor.

54-56

The Mysterons Move On

(Art: Don Harley)

The Mysterons experiment with time travel and reach Earth in 50,000 BC to mysteronise a dinosaur riding cavalry of the Emperor of Atlantis.

57-58

(Art: Don Harley)

Lizard men from Alpha Centauri arrive on Mars, and although the Mysterons ask humanity for help, the humans ally themselves with the lizards to defeat the Mysterons.

 

THE MYSTERONS (1967-1968)

(Solo - TV Tornado(1rst Series) - TV Tornado & Solo - TV Tornado (2nd series)

 

THE ANGELS (1967)

(The New Lady Penelope - Lady Penelope (second series)

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET & THE MYSTERONS - 1967-1968 

(TV Century 21 - TV 21 (first series)

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET & THE MYSTERONS - 1968-1972

(TV 21 and TV Tornado - Countdown - TV Action + Countdown)

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET & THE MYSTERONS - 1988-2001

(Action 21 - Century 21 (first series) - Sunday (News of the Word Magazine) - Ravette Books - Fleetway Magazines (Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds) - Redan Magazines.)

 

 

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