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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.

ADDED JULY 3, 2007:

 

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

 

 

ACTION 21

(Engale Marketing) - Irregularly

Edited by David Nightingale

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Jul 88 - Oct 89)

1-7

Colours

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 141-149

(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.

8-10

Colours

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 150-152

(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.

Another classic action scene from Ron Embleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Angels (Aug 89 - Oct 89)

8-10

Colours  

Reprint of Lady Penelope Issues 53-55  

Jet pilot Diane Simms is asked to go to a strange rendezvous where she and four other girl pilots undergo a series of tests to become the Angels.

 

CENTURY 21

(Engale Marketing) - Quarterly

Edited by Mike Reccia

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Autumn 1990)

 

2

Black and white action from Mike Noble for "Blue Mysteronised"Blue Mysteronised!

Colours-black and white

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 161-163

(Art: Mike Noble. colour-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.

 

 

SUNDAY - News of the World Magazine

(News Group Newspapers Ltd.) Weekly (Sunday)

Related material starts 10th October 1993

 

10/10/93- 12/02/94  

(Art: John Cooper. Colours)

The Mystersons threaten to destroy Christmas and attack Spectrum's early warning system.

 

19/02/94-

 26/03/94 

(Art: John Cooper. Colours)

The Mysterons threatens to destroy the Top of the World Leader with a bomb planted in a tower block.

 

02/04/94-

(Art: John Cooper. Colours: ongoing)

The Mysterons threaten to destroy the economy of Grand Rico by ruining its trade in tourism.

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS: INDESTRUCTIBLE (Book 1)

 

(Ravette Books) September 1993

Graphic Novel, Edited by Alan Fennell  

The indestructible Captain Scarlet, by Ron Embleton, for "Unity City".

We, the Mysterons, will destroy Unity City

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 141-149

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)
The Mysterons threaten to destroy Unity City, the seat of World Government, by crashing Cloudbase into it.

 

We Will Destroy The Observatory Network

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 150-153 and TV 21 Issue 154  

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)

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

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS: SPECTRUM IS GREEN (Book 2)

 

(Ravette Books) September 1993

Graphic Novel, Edited by Alan Fennell

 

Art by Barry Mitchell, for the "Spectrum is Green" graphic novelWe Will Destroy Earth's Communications

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 155-157

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)  

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

 

 

Captain Scarlet and the Angels ... The Mysterons Will Destroy Them!

Writer: Alan Fennell. Art: Barry Mitchell.

Colours

A new arrival from Mars is a shape-changing robot woman who attacks Scarlet in a plan to undermine Earth's economy.

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS

 

(Fleetway Editions Ltd.) - Fornightly (Saturday)

Edited by Alan Fennell

Issue 1 (23rd October 1993) to Issue 14 (6th May 1994), then merges into THE NEW THUNDERBIRDS

 

Captain Scarlet (23/10/93 - 06/05/94: continuous)

 

1-3

Communications Threat

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 155-157

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)

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

Ron Embleton's art for "Communications Threat"

 

1-6

We will destroy Unity City!

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 141-149

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)
The Mysterons threaten to destroy Unity City, the seat of World Government, by crashing Cloudbase into it.

1-3

 

Captain Scarlet and the Angels - The Mysterons Will Destroy Them!/Robot Girl!/Gunship Attack

(Art: Barrie Mitchell. Colours)

A new arrival from Mars is a shape-changing robot woman who attacks Scarlet in a plan to undermine Earth's ecconomy.

4-6

Blue Mysteronised

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 161-163

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

4-6

Mike White's art, for the story "Snow Shock" Snow Shock

(Writer: Simon Archer. Art: Mike White. Colours)

Captain Black is directed to destroy a new Spectrum base in the Himalayas and is aided by mysteronised Yeti.  

 

7-9

Martian Menace

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 164-166

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

7-10

We will destroy the Observatory Network!

Reprint of TV Century 21 Issues 150-154

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)

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

7-9

The Labyrinth

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: Barrie Mitchell. Colours)

The World Attorney General is reluctant to accept Spectrum's protection in Chicago when he is the next Mysteron target.

 

10-12

Seat of Power 

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 167-169

(Art: Keith Watson. Colours)

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

 

10-12

The Spider's Web!

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: Mike White. Colours)

Two acts of suicidal behaviour by Spectrum personnel are linked to a combat refresher course at Camp Sahara.

 

"The Spider's Web", Art by Mike White

 

13-14

Ant Attack!

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 170-171

(Art: Don Harley. Colours)

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

13-14

Grandmaster!

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: John Cooper. Colours)

The murder of chess grandmaster Andre Piaget in Manchester leads Scarlet to a sinister wax museum in Blackpool.

Continuing in THE NEW THUNDERBIRDS.  

 

Action scene from "Grandmaster".  Art by John Cooper

 

 

The Angels (23/10/93 - 06/05/94: continuous)  

 

Jet pilot Diane Simms is asked to go to a strange rendezvous where she and four other girl pilots undergo a series of tests to become the Angels. They are asked to escort a secret mission and become entangled with a spy called Medusa.

1-5

Colours: Reprint of The New Lady Penelope Issues 53-57

6-10

Rebel Rhapsody!

Colours: Reprint of The New Lady Penelope Issues 58-62

11-14

Colours: Reprint of The New Lady Penelope Issue 63 to Lady Penelope Issue 66.

 

Continuing in THE NEW THUNDERBIRDS.

 

 

 

THE NEW THUNDERBIRDS 

featuring Captain Scarlet + Stingray

 

(Fleetway Editions Ltd.) Fornightly (Saturdays)

Edited by Alan Fennell  

From THUNDERBIRDS - THE COMIC merging with STINGRAY MONTHLY and CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS, Issue 67 (13th May 1994) To 89 (March 96).

 

 

The Angels (Continuous. 13/05/94-?/0396)

67

First Assignment!

Colours: Reprint of Lady Penelope From Issue 67 to ?

 

 

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (continuous 13/05/94-?/0396)

67

Grandmaster!

Continuing from Captain Scarlet Issue 14

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: John Cooper. Colours.)

 

68-69

Indestructible Army!

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 172-173

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

70-72

Racing to Danger

(Art: Barrie Mitchell. Colours)

Scarlet joins the Capetown to Cairo Safari rally to protect the son of a world leader from mysteronised rally ace, Johnny Speed.

 

73-74

 San Francisco Incident!

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 174-175 

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

75-76

Captain Scarlet and the Killer Whales!

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 178-179  

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

77-78

Scarlet goes into Space!  

Reprint of TV21 Issues 176-177

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

 

79-81

Secret Mission

Reprint of TV21 Issues 158-160

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

82-83

We the Mysterons will destroy the Indestructible

Reprint of TV21 Issues 180-181

(Art: Keith Watson. Colours)

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

 

84-86

Robot Challenge!

Reprint of TV21 Issues 182-184  

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

87-88

Liquid Dynamite!

Reprint of TV21 Issues 185-186

(Art: Frank Bellamy and Don Harley. Colours)

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

 

88-89

De-Mysteronised!

Reprint of TV21 Issues 187-189

(Art: Mike Noble. Colours)

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

 

 

 

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!

(Fleetway Editions Ltd.)

Edited by Alan Fennell

From  THE NEW THUNDERBIRDS - Issues to 8 (1996

 

 

1-2

World Airforce Alerted!
Reprint of TV21 Issues 190-191

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

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

 

3-4

Wind of Death
Reprint of TV21 and TV TORNADO Issues 192-193

(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.  

5-6

The Football King!
Reprint of TV21 and TV TORNADO Issues 194-195

(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.  

7-8

Holiday of Terror!
Reprint of TV21 and TV TORNADO Issues 205-206

(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.  

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET Collector's Edition

 

(Redan Company Ltd. and Carlton International Media Ltd.)

Issues 1 to 3 (2001)

 

 

Going for Gold

Reprint from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Spectrum is Green book.

(Art: Barrie Mitchell. Colours)

A new arrival from Mars is a shape-changing robot woman who attacks Scarlet in a plan to undermine Earth's ecconomy.

1

Snow Shock

Reprint from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Fleetway) Issues 4-6

(Writer: Simon Archer. Art: Mike White. Colours)

Captain Black is directed to destroy a new Spectrum base in the Himalayas and is aided by mysteronised Yeti.  

 

2

Labyrinth

Reprint from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Fleetway) Issues 7-9

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: Barrie Mitchell. Colours)

The World Attorney General is reluctant to accept Spectrum's protection in Chicago when he is the next Mysteron target.

 

2

The Spider's Web

Reprint from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Fleetway) Issues 10-12

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: Mike White. Colours)

Two acts of suicidal behaviour by Spectrum personnel are linked to a combat refresher course at Camp Sahara.

 

3

Grandmaster

Reprint from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Fleetway) Issues 13-14 and The New Thunderbirds Issue 67.

(Writer: Graeme Bassett. Art: John Cooper. Colours)

The murder of chess grandmaster Andre Piaget in Manchester leads Scarlet to a sinister wax museum in Blackpool.

 

3 Satellite 4

Reprint of TV 21 Issues 155-157

(Art: Ron Embleton. Colours)  

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

 

   

19-20     

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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