Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Gold Key Comics presented two issues of another popular Patrick (The Prisoner) McGoohan television series, Secret Agent (know as Danger Man in the U.K.)

Dell comics did come out with a one-shot comic of Danger Man a few years earlier. Tony Tallarico handled the artistic chores in which John Drake goes undercover as part of a riding act to prevent the murder of a Prime Minister who is attending a circus with his son.

  The Gold Key Secret Agent comic books were written by Dick (Jet Dream, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) Wood & illustrated by Bill (The Phantom, Girl from U.N.C.L.E.) Lignante, Bob (The Rifleman) Jenney & Sal (Superheroes, Wild Wild West) Trapani.

It was all straight up espionage action.

Inside front cover #1!
Loved these features in the Gold Key Comics!
 In Secret Agent #1 - "The Panic Package" - John Drake zeroes in on an atomic treasure hunt -- The Panic Package!

  With Secret Agent #2 - "World Wide Woman Hunt" - a tyrant's daughter forces John Drake to run an errand -- into a Caribbean Death Trap!

Great books worth searching up!
As a series of great pulp action, the Secret Agent original paperback novels helped provide us with new adventures of John Drake. 

Great book on the groundbreaking series!

There was always a debate whether John Drake was The Prisoner, or not. Patrick McGoohan says no, he didn't even originally plan to portray The Prisoner's Number 6 at all! David McDaniel, in the Ace Books The Prisoner #2 novel, used John Drake's name for The Prisoner.

This debate will go on!

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

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