Tuesday, September 23, 2014


High concept spy fiction, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., was good from Gold Key Comics. 

Cameo in Inferior Five
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. revolves around agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin fighting the forces of THRUSH seeking world domination. The title character, Napoleon Solo was created by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Fleming also created April Dancer, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. The rest, as they say, is television history. 

The classic logo!

Gold Key started with Paul S. Newman & Dick Wood to write The Man from U.N.C.L.E. series and then added Mike Sekowsky, Don Heck, George Tuska, Werner Roth and the many other fine artists to the equation. 

Man from U.N.C.L.E. #14 The Brain Drain Affair

Great collage covers along with pin-ups on the back on many of the comics added to the appeal of the comic book series. 

Informational back-up features on the spy trade finished the touch.   

Man from U.N.C.L.E. #1 from Millennium Comics!
Millennium Comics also did a great Wild Wild West!
Man from U.N.C.L.E. #1 from Entertainment Comics!
One of the photo covers from Entertainment Comics!

Now, to continue where we left off.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #12  "The Dead Man's Diary Affair"
A double crossing agent gambles for high stakes with a couple of jokers--Solo & Illya!
Jet Dream continues as back-up feature running through #22.
The Moles & George Washington's Master Spy feature.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #13  "The Flying Clowns Affair"

There's no stopping Illya when shoots out of a cannon!
The Trailer that Talked feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #14  "The Brain Drain Affair"
THRUSH turns on the switch--and activates the Great Brain Drain!
The Spy and the Fox feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #15  "The Animal Agents Affair"
It's inhuman! Solo & Illya are thrown by a beastly THRUSH caper!
The Spy Who Lost the War feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #16  "The Instant Disaster Affair"
Solo's splitting headache gets an explosive THRUSH cure!
The Sand-Diggers feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #17  "The Deadly Visions Affair"
Wild Wild Visions! Solo & Illya get a brain-stopping view of a way-out nightmare!
Secret of the Westwall feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #18  "The Alien Affair"
THRUSH gets a parcel of world-conquering power--special delivery from space!
The Double feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #19  "The Knight in Shining Armor Affair"
"Sir" Illya is dressed to kill!
His name was Lucy feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #20  "The Deep Freeze Affair"

THRUSH declares cold war on Miami!
They call him "Cicero" feature. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #21 & #22 reprints #10 - "The Trojan Horse Affair" & #7 - "The Pixilated Puzzle Affair" 

Be sure not to miss out on not only the paperback novel series of Man from U.N.C.L.E., but also the digest series, written by notable authors such as John Jakes and Dennis Lynds under the house name of Robert Hart David. I'd like to point out one of the paperbacks of special note, The Rainbow Affair written by the talented fan favorite David McDaniel. There are some special cameos by John Steed, Emma Peel, Fu Manchu and James Bond, to name a few! Cool book!

Classic illustration from the digests!

Storybook written by Walter B. Gibson!
Illustration from the Big Little Book!
Whitman put out two Man from U.N.C.L.E. hardback novels and a children's picture book, written by none other than Walter B. Gibson, author of The Shadow novels. In addition to that, there was a hardcover Big Little Book published.

Loved the Viewmaster 3-D!

Another of my favorites, Viewmaster put out a Man from U.N.C.L.E. pack.

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

Non-Fiction Book on Espionage!
UK Man from U.N.C.L.E. comic!

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