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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.

 

 

COLLECTOR'S CHECKLIST   

 

If you are a collector, looking for all the Captain Scarlet comic strips, you can download for yourself the Captain Scarlet comic strip checklist, which might help you out.  With the exception of the stories which appeared in the Annuals, every Captain Scarlet strip appears onto that list, with the magazine issue(s) in which each part has been published.  On that same checklist, you can also find the titles of the magazines in which some of those same strips were reprinted over the years.  Happy hunting!   

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET and the Mysterons

 

 

 

 

TV CENTURY 21

City Magazines/AP Films (Merchandising Ltd.)) to Issue 91 (15th October 2066), (City Magazines Ltd/Century 21 Publications Ltd.) Weekly (Wednesday)  

Edited by Alan Fennell  

Front Page (23/09/67 - Issue 140 related only)

Art: John Burns,

Black and white.

140

A report on the return of Captain Black's expedition to Mars.

 

 

 

 

 

Black watches as Scarlet's in the frying pan!  Ron Embleton's art

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 

(30/09/67 - 23/12/67: continuous)

Continuing from TV Century 21 Issue 140.

 

Art: Ron Embleton,

Colours.  

 

 

141-149

 

We, the Mysterons, will Destroy Unity City!
The Mysterons threaten to destroy Unity City, the seat of World Government, by crashing Cloudbase into it.  

This strip was  reprinted in TV Action and Countdown Issues 67-70 (1972); Action 21 Issues 1-7 (1988-1989); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Indestructible (Ravette Books, 1993); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 1-6 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

 

 

150-154

 

The Mysterons will destroy Earth's Mars observatory network!  

Scarlet is sent to check the Mount Kilimanjaro Observatory in East Africa and becomes a target for attacks by Black.

This strip was  reprinted in TV Action and Countdown Issues 78-82 (1972); Action 21 Issues 8-10 (1989); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Indestructible (Ravette Books, 1993); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 7-10 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

 

 

 

TV 21

(first series formely TV Century 21)   

    

(City Magazines Ltd/Century 21 Publications Ltd.) Weekly (Wednesday)

Edited by Alan Fennell and Chris Spencer

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons  (06/01/68 - 14/09/68: continuous)

Continuing from TV Century 21 Issue 154

 

 

155-157

We, the Mysterons will destroy Earth's communications!

(Art: Ron Embleton. colours-black and white)

Spectrum Communications Satellite 4 breaks down and the expert sent to repair it, Professor Gallan, is a Mysteron agent.

 

 

This strip was  reprinted in TV Action and Countdown Holiday  (1972); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Spectrum is Green (Ravette Books, 1993); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 1-3 (Fleetway, 1993-1994); Captain Scarlet Collector's Edition Issue 3 (2001).

 

 

 

158-160

Secret Mission 

Black Tricks Scarlet

Captain Scarlet shot!

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Whilst rescuing a defecting scientist, Scarlet becomes a pawn in Black's plan to assassinate the Bereznik president. 

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 79-81 (1996)

 

 

161-163

Blue Mysteronised!

Scarlet deathfall

Channel Tunnel Destroyed!

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Captain Blue fakes his own death in a car crash in London in order to infiltrate the ranks of Black's Mysteron agents.  

This strip was  reprinted in Century 21 Issue 2 (Engale Marketing, 1990); Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 4-6 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

 

164-166

White Missing! 

Red Alert!

Mysteron Victory!

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

The Mysterons aim to destroy the human city of Kahra on Mars, kidnapping Colonel White, the President and General Whitway.  

 

 

This strip was  reprinted in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 7-9 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

167-169

Explosion! 

Scarlet stops rescue

Spitfire Mysteronised

(Art: Keith Watson. colours-black and white)

A Mysteron threat to the Sea of Power refers to a gathering of World Fuel Experts at a mine in Yellowstone, Montana.  

This strip was  reprinted in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 10-12 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

 

 

170-171

The Evil Mysterons Do Their Worst!

Death for Green! (title for 171)

(Art: Don Harley. colours-black and white)

The Mysterons take over swarms of ants in Ambala when the creatures are napalmed to stop a spread of famine.

This strip was  reprinted in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Issues 13-14 (Fleetway, 1993-1994).

 

172-173

Blue for Firing Squad 

Destiny Crash Dive!

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Black captured Doctor Fawn as part of a plan to gain a new Spectrum forcefield belt that makes the wearer indestructible.

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 68-69 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

174-175

Scarlet With Black (title for 175)

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Scarlet is mysteronised in a car crash in an attack on the World Security Conference in San Francisco.  

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 73-74 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

176-177

Scarlet goes into Space!

Mysteron aboard spaceship! (Title for 177)

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

The freighter Callisto is the third spaceship to crash on Earth so Scarlet and Blue run a decoy mission to Venus.

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 77-78 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

178-179

Captain Scarlet and the Killer Whales! 

Survival! (Title for 179)

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Black uses mysteronised killer whales to attack the arctic fish farms, marooning Scarlet and Grey on the pack-ice.  

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 75-76 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

180-181

We the Mysterons will destroy the Indestructible 

War or Nerves.

(Art: Keith Watson. colours-black and white)

Spectrum fear that Scarlet himself is the next target for the Mysterons, as opposed to a World Navy underwater base.  

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 82-83 (Fleetway, 1996). 

 

 

 

182-184

Robot Challenge!

Scarlet Captured (183)

Scarlet Escaped (184)

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

The Mysterons take control of a new form of invincible robots made by World Robotics in a plan to destroy North America.

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 84-86 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

185-186

Liquid Dynamite!  

Cloudbase Crash Dive!

(Art: Frank Bellamy and Don Harley. colours-black and white)

The Mysterons take over a giant transporter plane of rocket fuel in an attempt to destroy Cloudbase, during which Black is captured by Spectrum.

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 87-88 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

187-189

De-Mysteronised! 

Where is Black? (188)

Scarlet trapped in Mysteron sub (189)

(Art: Mike Noble. colours-black and white)

Black is to be de-hypnotised after interrogation by Spectrum but escapes and uses a World War II sub to attack a nuclear battleship.

This strip was  reprinted in The New Thunderbirds Issues 88-89 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

190-191

World Airforce Alerted!

Terror from the skies!

(Art: Keith Watson. colours-black and white)

Alien flying saucers appear over Manhattan and the Mysterons announce their threat to restart Earth's history.

This strip was  reprinted in Thunderbirds are Go!  Issues 1-2 (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

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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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