TV TORNADO

Publishers: CITY
Dates: 1 14th Jan 1967-88 14th Sep 1968 (joins TV 21)
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

A surprisingly short-lived title given the high, culty television content. Designed as a companion piece to TV Century 21. The original Mysterons strip that begins with #36 is a highlight. The free gift Bat-Parachute with issue #1 is very rare (I've seen/owned 3 examples in my time) and could add £150 to the value. A nice example of this gift appeared on eBay in July 2008. The vendor Gary of Toys and Hobbies kindly sent me a picture.

The predominantly white cover of issue #1 makes it very difficult to find a true Near Mint or even genuinely high grade copy. Other issues to watch out for are:

#7 Green Hornet begins #15 The Saint begins #36 The Mysterons begin #37 1st Tornado & Solo, free gift #48 Patrick McGoohan Prisoner cover #58 free gift Boomerang #59 Patrick Troughton Dr. Who cover - very sought after. A copy of #2 in "excellent condition" and no free gift sold for £21 (eBay Nov 2007). A #1 from the same collection sold for £62, again in "excellent"condition". The free gift Magic Cards from issue #2 sold on eBay for £94 (Dec 2007).

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 88 88 88 88 88 88 88 88 88
Total £ 929.62 177.00 253.00 523.32 1,050 1,950 3,420 4,460 5,510

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.