“Mrs Peel – We’re Needed!” Those hungry for a little taste of November’s adventures for The Avengers – the UK’s coolest crime-fighters – need look no further:
In November, fans of bowler-hatted heroes, karate-kicking heroines, and all manner of eccentric villains are in for a fresh treat. Following on from Big Finish’s much-praised first volume,The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 2 will be released, reuniting Julian Wadham and Olivia Poulet as John Steed and Mrs Emma Peel. A trailer is now online and can be found below along with complete story details:
2.1 Playtime is Over by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky
Steed gets toyed with, Emma has an admirer.
A series of impossible robberies have plagued London. Called in to investigate, Steed and Peel find themselves up against some very deadly children. Or do they?
2.2 The Antagoniser by Paul Morris and Simon Barnard
Steed catches a bite, Emma is a little cowed.
Several noted scientists have died in unusual circumstances, and Steed and Peel find themselves up against a deadly weapon. But who is behind it? Does an old TV broadcast hold the answer?
2.3: The Mad Hatter by Matt Fitton
Steed charms a princess, Emma buys a hat
When Princess Helga of Varania comes to England, all the nation is charmed. Well, nearly all. A dastardly assassination plot is being prepared and only Steed and Peel can stop it. Who wants to be a milliner?
2.4: The Secret Six by John Dorney
Steed hits a boundary, Emma shall go to the ball
When an invitation to a fancy dress party leads to murder, Steed and Peel face the fight of their lives. The world’s six deadliest criminals want them dead – and will stop at nothing to make sure of it!
The Avengers – Steed & Mrs Peel: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 2 contains four new adventures and can be bought at the special pre-order prices of £25 on CD (unlocking an instant download version) and £20 on Download. One of the stories from Volume 1 – The Miser – can be downloaded for free.
Also released that month is a new pressing of the collected comic strips these stories are based on – which can be either bought on its own for £9.99 (or as an eBook for £4.99), or in a bundle collecting the book and both boxed-sets for £39 (e-book and downloads) or £53 (book and CDs). The book also includes interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at bringing it all together.