*TV & Film Related Comics: The 1971 successor to TV Century 21, Countdown, launched with a heady mixture of new Gerry Anderson material – led by a comics adaptation of the brand-new series, ‘UFO’ – as well as ‘Doctor Who’ (shoplifted from stablemate TV Comic, where it had been running from 1964) and the rather handsome eponymous space opera ‘Countdown’, illustrated by John M. Burns. The Gerry Anderson material, ‘UFO’ excepted, soon reverted to reprints from TV 21, but nevertheless this weekly dose of sci-fi action continued unabated until issue #35, when the Persuaders joined up, and the weekly began its transition from a purely science-fiction comic to a more generalised adventure anthology. To be fair, the editors did brace the readership, as the title and strapline changed to ‘Countdown for TV Action’, then ‘TV Action in Countdown’, before the title ceased publication with #58, to re-invent itself with #59 as ‘TV Action’. ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and other detective/adventure strips joined the line-up, but Gallifrey’s favourite son remained front and centre. We are pleased to have the complete first 100 issues of Countdown/TV Action, averaging Fine or better, with the top creators of the time working on ‘untold tales’ of some of the 1970’s most popular TV series.