Comic Strips: CAPTAIN SCARLET (1968 -1972) 

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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

 

 

TV21 and TV TORNADO

(formely TV 21)  

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

Edited by Howard Elson  

 

Captain Scarlet (21/09/68 - 06/09/69: continuous)

Continuing from TV 21 191

192-193

Wind of Death

(Art: Frank Bellamy and Jim Watson. colours-black and white)

The Mysterons create violent storms from the Sahara Desert which strike Moscow where Scarlet and Magenta are working.  

This strip was  reprinted in Thunderbirds are Go! Issues 3-4  (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

194-195

The Football King! 

Scarlet Dead?

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

Scarlet joins Assam Wanderers when the Mysterons threaten an Arab King who is also the team's captain.

This strip was  reprinted in Thunderbirds are Go! Issues 5-6  (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

196-198

Traitor Black gives in!

Spectrum Finished!

Mysteron Shock!  

(Art:Mike Noble in 196; Jim Watson from 197. colours-black and white)

Black saves Scarlet's life in China, and it seems that the Mysterons are losing power - so Spectrum are disbanded.

 

 

199-200

Unidentified Spaceship Approaching Earth ... Intercept!

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

A UFO lands near some caves in Derbyshire, and Scarlet ventures inside to find Black is a prisoner of its alien controllers.  

 

 

199

 

 

201-204

Panic Stations  

The agony of Captain Scarlet

Death-trip for Scarlet

Life sentence for Scarlet

(Art: Jim Watson to 202; John Cooper and Jim Watson from 203. colours-black and white, ex. black and white in 202)

The Mysterons recreate a massive piece of space debris that is heading towards Earth, and in a daring attempt to save Unity City, Scarlet finds himself stranded on a strange asteroid.  

 

 

205-206

Holiday of Terror! 

The Mind of Captain Scarlet

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

On vacation in London, Scarlet is captured by Black and taken to a lonely barn where the Mysterons interrogate him.

This strip was  reprinted in Thunderbirds are Go! Issues 7-8  (Fleetway, 1996).

 

 

 

207-208

Killer Chemical!

Five Seconds to Murder

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

Schoolboys contaminated by a chemical that escapes from a crashed 'plane run amok and capture Scarlet.  

 

209-210

Showdown 2069! 

World President in Mysteron Drama!

(Art: Jim Watson on 209; Jim Watson and Frank Bellamy on 210. colours-black and white)

The Quincey brothers, four rodeo stars, are mysteronised after a buffalo stampede in a plan to capture the World President.  

 

 

211-212

Explosion on New Ship!

Scarlet dropped to blazing ship!

(Art: Jim Watson and John Cooper on 211; Jim Watson on 212. colours-black and white, black and white in 212)

The nuclear luxury liner Monarch is mysteronised after an explosion and Scarlet must save the many VIPs on board.

 

 

 

213-214

Here is the News ... Read by - The Mysterons! /Plan to Destroy the World ... By Fear!

Spectrum is Black - Wanted! (Title for 213)

Wake-up Spectrum! (title for 214)

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

The Mysterons' plan to disorganise Spectrum is launched via Bruce Robinson, a British Broadcasting Centre newsreader.  

 

 

215-216

U.F.O. Approaching Mars Observatory!

City Unit Disaster!

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

An alien species, the Frams, observe the Mysteron city on Mars prior to visiting Earth to study Unity City.  

 

 

217

Strato Streak joins Spectrum! /Mysteron Threat to Destroy World Leaders - Spectrum Red Alert!

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Scarlet protects all the Solar System leaders from Black by collecting them in Strato Streak for their annual meeting.  

 

 

 

218-219

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)             

Landslide!

Radiation Hazard!

Scarlet's cousin is one of the mysteronised archaeologists used in an attempt to destroy a communication centre.

 

 

 

220-221

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Crash Dive (Title for 221)

The Mysterons use Professor Cartier's remote control device to take over Cloudbase and plummet it towards London.

 

 

 

222-223

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Captain Scarlet arrested (title for 223)

The Mysterons threaten the 'elite' and kill world leaders who are test driving cars from the Elite Car Factory in Kent.  

 

 

224-225

Spectrum Security File No 621/Green/59

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Whilst Scarlet and Blue stay with Blue's uncle, an oil slick appears near Redbill Island and the redbills are mysteronised.  

 

 

226-227

Paris Conference Centre built (title of 226)

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Black provokes warfare on the island of Portos to create a Mysteron army that will attack a conference in Paris.

 

 

228-229

New Mysteron Threat Received at Cloudbase!

(Art: John Cooper. black and white)

The Mysterons threaten the new Channel Bridge with disaster at its opening ceremony.

 

 

 

230-231

Hero Award

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

One of the President's aide is killed, Scarlet wounded, and the aide's replacement is already a Mysteron.  

 

 

232-233

Messages Coming in From World Air Force HQ ...  

The Guinea-Pig!

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

A new World Air Force escape system is tested by Scarlet as the Mysterons announce that they will destroy the Bird and its Nest.

 

 

 

234-238

(Art: Jim Watson. black and white)

Rumour! Mysteron secret discovered? (title for 234)

Scarlet is go? (title for 235)

Cosmic rays discovered by Professor Claw are used to immobilise the Mysteron metabolism computers in the Martian city, forcing the Mysterons to abandon their foothold in the solar system.

 

 

 

239-242

Captain Scarlet and Spectrum face a new threat from Space!

(Art: John Cooper. black and white)

London is sealed off by an invisible force when three Arcturan rebels land in a spaceship from the Sirius system.  

 

 

COUNTDOWN  

(Polystyle Publications Ltd) - Weekly

Edited by Dennis Hooper  

 

Captain Scarlet (20/02/71 - 16/10/71, selected issues)

 

1-5

(Art: John Cooper.  black and white)

Starts with reprise of The Mysterons

The Mysterons threaten to destroy the Orafi President who is visiting London.

 

7

(Art: Malcolm Stokes.  black and white)

The Mysterons threaten to destroy the Place of Men and Water, taking over Dr Wemner who designed the city Ocean 1.

 

15

(Art: Brian Lewis.  black and white)

The Mysterons threaten to destroy Earth's leaders with the 'divine wind'.

 

19

(Art: Malcolm Stokes.  black and white)

 The Mysterons destroy a communications satellite.

 

23

(Art: Martin Asbury.  black and white)

Captain Scarlet is attacked whilst on holiday.

 

29

The Giant Wakes

(Art: Malcolm Stokes.  black and white)

 The Mysterons bring an ancient Irish giant back to life.

 

32

Return of the Rock Snakes

(Art: Keith Watson.  black and white)

The Mysterons threaten to burn the Earth, and Captain Black arranges for rock eggs from Mars to reach Earth.

 

35

Funnel of Flame!

(Art: Brian Lewis.  black and white)  

The Mysterons take over a scientist on a volcanic island.

 

 

TV ACTION + COUNTDOWN HOLIDAY

(Polystyle Publications Ltd.) March 1972

Edited by Dennis Hooper

 

Captain Scarlet

 

A Mysteron Funeral

(black and white: Reprint of TV 21 Issues 155-157)

(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.

Explosion of an Angel, by Ron EmbletonTV ACTION + COUNTDOWN

(formely Countdown)

 

(Polystyle Publications Ltd.) - Weekly

Edited by Dennis Hooper  

Captain Scarlet (29/05/72 - 02/09/72)

63-70

Colours , Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 141-148  

Art: Ron Embleton

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

 

78-82

Colours , Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 150-154

Art: Ron Embleton

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.

 

 

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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