Here's another TV comic which I've never read... and chances are, if I ever glom on to a copy of it, I'd end up being sadly disappointed in it...
The Avengers is one of my favorite TV shows of all time -- especially the Diana Rigg episodes. It was cleverly-written, and extremely stylized to boot!
Of course, the series was revived in the 1980s, with Patrick Macnee returning as Steed, and saddled with two partners this time... I forget who the guy was, but the female partner was portrayed by future AbFab star Joanna Lumley! I'm sure she's had much more fame from AbFab than she ever did in The New Avengers!
The New Avengers ran in the USA in a late night block on CBS, back before they had David Letterman, and joining it in the line-up was The Saint, staring Ian Ogilvy (god knows why I can remember his name). Both shows were an enjoyable viewing.
I certainly can't say that about the movie "based" on The Avengers... You know, I really think that US movie makers should just keep their hands off any property that was originally created in another country, and was very popular. Godzilla, anyone?
I can't say I have any higher hopes for the new Prisoner series, but I'm kind of drifting off the topic, aren't I?