This campy Girl from U.N.C.L.E. series, a spin-off from the popular Man From U.N.C.L.E. spy series, starred April Dancer and her swingin’ British partner Mark Slate. The pair of secret agents used their wits—and a huge assortment of exotic gadgets—to battle the evil plans of T.H.R.U.S.H.
Years later, David McDaniel, author of many of the best Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law & Enforcement) novels, provided to us what THRUSH stood for, Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity!
|Never seen the action figure, got the album though!|
|Better look out!|
Did you know April Dancer was a character suggested by Ian Fleming? Fleming consulted on the Man from U.N.C.L.E. television series, creating Napoleon Solo.
Issue #1 presented The Fatal Accidents Affair. Can the Girl from U.N.C.L.E. solve it before she becomes one of its victims?
Issue #2 uncovered The Kid Kommandos Affair, in which kid commandos wage a fun war -- with April Dancer DeaD on TargeT! Jack Sparling also provided artwork for this issue for a back-up feature.
|Love the photo covers!|
Issue #3 brought us The Captain Kidd Affair. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. must do or die for a modern day Captain Kidd -- who isn't kidding! Frank Bolle took over the artistic reins.
|Love the pin-up back covers too!|
Issue #4 provided The One Way Tourist Affair, when a nobleman, THRUSH agent, the U.N.C.L.E. agents keep their cool -- in a dungeon.
The final issue, #5, gave us The Harem Scarem Affair, told in two parts, April Dancer are Mark Slate infiltrate an oil sheik's estate to stop his efforts to undermine the price of oil.
|The digests also had great back covers!|
|Michael Avallone wrote the two U.S. novels!|
In addition to the comic books, a series of digests were published with all new novels as well as a couple of original paperback novels in the U.S. and five in the U.K..
John Peel compiled two books in this Files Magazine series, covering the television show itself.
|Nice, folksy sound!|
|He wrote most of the songs himself!|
On a personal note, I enjoyed the albums Noel Harrison came out with. He also did a fine job with the Windmills of your Mind theme song for the original Thomas Crown Affair movie.
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