Deal alert: *Extended through August 30th: Lulu are offering an additional 30% off (code: SAVE30) all book orders until midnight tonight on top of a 20% sale on cult TV books published by Jaz Wiseman. That means Spy Vibers can save 50% today! Wiseman is celebrated among retro spy fans for his fantastic work on The Avengers box sets, including a series of in-depth interviews with many cast/crew members, documentaries, and his tireless work archiving the graphic design history of our favorite spy shows. He was the man behind The Morning After, a richly textured magazine devoted to The Persuaders! that included many interviews, feature articles, and production history. Wiseman has re-published The Morning After in a series of two massive anthologies, and he has reached into his own vast collection of rarities to make available some unproduced scripts for The New Avengers and Shoestring. As I work on my own upcoming book about the Spy Boom and thriller genre, I'm forever grateful to Jaz for his documentation and many interviews from that world of well-dressed adventure. Sadly, many of the original cast and crew from the 1960s and 1970s have since left us, and Wiseman's publications and contributions to DVD/Blu-ray releases are essential. The current sale will last for a couple of weeks and includes three scripts by Philip Broadley (Secret Agent, The Saint, The Champions, Man in a Suitcase, Department S, Jason King, The Adventurer, Return of The Saint): Shoestring, Tell Me About it (New Avengers), and Tale of the Double Cross (New Avengers). Readers can also pick up the illustrated collected volumes: The Morning After 1-10 and The Morning After 11-18. More info below. Happy reading!
More about The Morning After: The Morning After was established in February/March 1991 as the official The Persuaders!/ITC Appreciation Society by the then copyright owners, the ITC Entertainment Group Ltd. The society mainly concentrated on The Persuaders! in the club magazine, The Morning After but some issues were 'specials' dedicated to other ITC action-adventure series made in the 1960s and 70s such as The Champions, Man In A Suitcase, Department S and The Baron.
Selected Spy Vibe posts: Notes From UNCLE, Honor Blackman at 90, UNCLE School, Ian Fleming Memorial, Radiophonic Exhibit, Portmeirion Photos, Doctor Who Exhibit, Farewell Steed, Pussy Galore Returns, Diana Rigg birthday, Sherlock at 221B, Invisible Agent, Saint Interview: Ian Dickerson, Saint Doppelgänger, Fleming's Typewriter, Rare Fleming, Fleming's Music, Ian Fleming's Japan, Jim Wilson Corgi Interview, Fantomas Design, Jeremy Duns on Bond, John Buss interview, Avengers Season 5 Titles, Saint Volvo, Mod Tales Interview, Agente Secreto Comics, Danger Man Comics 2, Danger Man Comics, John Drake Comics, Der Mann Von UNCLE, Golden Margaret Nolan, Man From UNCLE Rocksteady, Pussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P., Edward Mann Fashion, Leonard Nimoy Tribute, Shatner at 84, Bob Morane series, Thai Bond Design, Bond vs Modernism, Art of Modesty, Tokyo Beat 1964, Feraud Mod Fashion, Green Hornet Manga, No 6 Festival, Avengers Interview: Michael Richardson, Ian Fleming: Wicked Grin, Jane Bond Hong Kong Records, Ryan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMAN, Comics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Shakespeare Spies: Diana Rigg, Shakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny Interview, The 10th Victim Japanese and Kindle, U.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Trina Robbins Interview, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.