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Full Name: Joe 90
Nationality: British
Organization: W.I.N.
Occupation Agent

Creator: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson
Time Span: 1968 - 2006

ABOUT THE SERIES

Joe 90 is an agent of W.I.N.

That acronym stands for the World Intelligence Network, a multinational organization tasked with intelligence gathering and conducting field operations as might be required to help maintain the precarious balance between the Western Block, which runs the W.I.N., and the Eastern Block, which while not specifically identified is definitely the 'other' side. The head of the London office of the agency, titled the Supreme Commander, is Shane Weston, a man who was a field agent himself for 20 years so knows what it means to put his life on the line over and over. His deputy is Sam Loover and this former operative is more often seen still in the field when he is not handling liaison duties between W.I.N. and Joe 90

Joe 90 is the codename used to denote Joe McClaine, a diminutive nine-year-old British schoolboy. This spectacled lad is the adopted son of Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine, who took him in as a much younger tyke on the deaths of the boy's parents. In that codename, the 'Joe' of course comes from the boy's real name. The meaning of the '90', though, is not so certain. At one point it is said that there he was the 90th person to become a field agent out of the London office. Later it is said that it comes from the fact that the program he is involved in for W.I.N. is known as Project 90.

The McClaine's live in an Elizabethan-style cottage on the Dorset coast. While the building looks completely normal, albeit a tad on the large size for just the two of them, it houses an amazing basement. In the subterranean construct is Professor McClaine's laboratory, including the invention of Professor McClaine known as BIG RAT.

The Brain Impulse Galvanoscope Record and Transfer system, aka BIG RAT, consists of a fantastic computer system which has the ability to record a person's knowledge, experience, and skillsets, storing it in its extensive memory banks, and then passing it to another person via a special pair of glasses which hold the brain patterns and make them available to the wearer via a set of electrodes on the frame.

Joe 90 was picked as the person most commonly called upon to make use of these brain patterns. This came about because Loover had seen in Joe McClaine enormouse potential for making excellent use of these patterns as well as being largely ignored by adults since he was just a young boy. For his part, Joe 90 was excited to be called for duty and never squawks in the least no matter how dangerous the mission.

With this pair of glasses and the brain patterns it may be holding (apparently one set at a time), Joe 90 can, depending on whose patterns are uploaded, fly a plane, scuba dive with ease, speak different languages perfectly, drive high-speed racecars, understand complex mathematical equations, operate like a surgeon, climb perilous mountains, and so on.

No wonder Joe 90 is routinely referred to as W.I.N.'s "Most Special Agent".

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:2
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:1969

1 Joe 90 And The Raiders Joe 90 And The Raiders
Written by Tod Sullivan
Copyright: 1968

"A double agent working at W.I.N. headquarters finds out the secret of Joe 90 ... Joe 90's cover is broken ... Professor McClaine's cottage at Culver Bay is attacked by enemy agents and Joe 90 goes into action to prevent the secret of the BIG RAT computer getting into enemy hands. And comes face to face with this toughest assignment ever."

2 Joe 90 In Revenge Joe 90 In Revenge
Written by Howard Elson
Copyright: 1969

"W.I.N. headquarters is broken into ... Top Secret files on all active secret agents are stolen and the intruder swears revenge on the organization ... W.I.N. agents scan the world in an effort to track the enemy agent down ... Five W.I.N. agents are brutally murdered in the Amazon jungle ... Joe 90 is sent into the deadly, unexplored jungle and faces death at the hands of a madman..."

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:1969

1 Appointment With Death Appointment With Death
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (Green), 1968 - 19 pages.
[plot unknown]
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2 The Big Steal The Big Steal
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (Green), 1968 - 22 pages.
[plot unknown]
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3 Joseph Ninetski Joseph Ninetski
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (Red), 1968 - 21 pages.
[plot unknown]
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4 Forbidden Island Forbidden Island
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (Red), 1968 - 20 pages.
[plot unknown]
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5 Cracksman Cracksman
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (J11), 1968 - 11 pages.
[plot unknown]
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6 The Homing Pigeon The Homing Pigeon
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (J11), 1968 - 9 pages.
[plot unknown]
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7 Double Agent Double Agent
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (J12), 1968 - 10 pages.
[plot unknown]
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8 Flying Visit Flying Visit
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 2 stories in the magazine Joe 90 Story Book (J12), 1968 - 10 pages.
[plot unknown]
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9 Bach To The Rescue Bach To The Rescue
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 3 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 5 pages.
[plot unknown]
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10 Talk Down Talk Down
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 3 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 7 pages.
[plot unknown]
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11 The Small Invasion The Small Invasion
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

3rd of 3 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 5 pages.
[plot unknown]
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13 Trip To Tombstone Trip To Tombstone
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1968

1st of 5 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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14 Probe Tracker Probe Tracker
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

2nd of 5 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 5 pages.
[plot unknown]
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15 North Pole Special North Pole Special
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

3rd of 5 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 5 pages.
[plot unknown]
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16 BIG RAT BIG RAT
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

4th of 5 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 4 pages.
[plot unknown]
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17 Too Many Cooks Too Many Cooks
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

5th of 5 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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18 Next Stop Murder Next Stop Murder
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

1st of 4 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Dossier, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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19 Assignment Joe 90 Assignment Joe 90
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

2nd of 4 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Dossier, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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20 The Big Fish The Big Fish
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

3rd of 4 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Dossier, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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21 Mr. Smith Mr. Smith
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

4th of 4 text stories in the magazine Joe 90 Dossier, 1969 - 3 pages.
[plot unknown]
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MOVIES

Number of Movies:1
First Appearance:1981
Last Appearance:1981

1 The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90 The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90
Also known as ITC Entertainment
Directors: Peter Anderson, Alan Perry, Leon Eaton, Desmond Saunders
Writers: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson, Tony Barick
Actor: Len Jones as Joe 90
Released: 1981

A PG-rated compilation of four Joe 90 television episodes edited to be a single cohesive adventure detailing the origin of Joe 90 and his first series of missions. The four source adventures were:
The Most Special Agent
Splashdown
Attack Of The Tiger
Arctic Adventure

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:30
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:1969
Network:ITV

REGULAR CAST
Len JonesJoe McClaine [ 1 ]
Rupert DaviesProfessor McClaine [ 1 ]
Keith AlexanderSam Loover [ 1 ]
Savid HealyShane Weston [ 1 ]
Sylvia AndersonMrs. Harris [ 1 ]
1 The Most Special Agent
Episode S1-01, first aired 09/29/1968
Director: Desmond Saunders
Writers: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson

World Intelligence Network (W.I.N.) director Shane Weston explains to Professor Ian McClaine how nine year-old son Joe can utilize the brain patterns of professional experts to become W.I.N.'s most special agent.

2 Most Special Astronaut
Episode S1-02, first aired 10/06/1968
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Tony Barwick

Two men become trapped aboard a space station that is to form the hub of W.I.N.'s new orbital radar system.

3 Project 90
Episode S1-03, first aired 10/13/1968
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Shane Rimmer

Dr. Conrad Darota intends to discover the secret of W.I.N.'s File 90 which details the BIGRAT project and Joe's involvement as W.I.N.'s most special agent.

4 Hi-Jacked
Episode S1-04, first aired 10/20/1968
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

Following the shooting of W.I.N. agent Ed Johnson while investigating the activities of ruthless gun-runner Mario Coletti, Joe infiltrates Coletti's hide-out using Johnson's brain patterns.

5 Colonel McClaine
Episode S1-05, first aired 10/27/1968
Director: Ken Turner
Writers: Gerry Anderson, David Lane

Army supply runs ferrying U114 liquid explosive to the Kuchanga Tunnel have been plagued by sabotage.

6 The Fortress
Episode S1-06, first aired 11/03/1968
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Shane Rimmer

W.I.N. agent Roger Fleming is captured in Santa Marina after hiding a top secret microfilm.

7 King for a Day
Episode S1-07, first aired 11/10/1968
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Shane Rimmer

The Sultan of Ardaji dies in mysterious circumstances and his heir, Prince Kahib, is kidnapped by the Regent, Ben Shazar.

8 International Concerto
Episode S1-08, first aired 11/17/1968
Director: Ken Turner
Writer: Tony Barwick

Concert pianist Igor Sladek is secretly one of W.I.N.'s top agents, but during a private recital at the Dolski Palace, his final engagement of a world tour, his cover is blown and he is arrested.

9 Splashdown
Episode S1-09, first aired 11/24/1968
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Shane Rimmer

Two leading electronics experts who have been secretly recruited for a top security government project in Istanbul, go missing after being involved in air crashes, Joe takes on the brain patterns of a US Air Force test pilot to prevent Mac from becoming the next victim of a ruthless extortionist.

10 Big Fish
Episode S1-10, first aired 12/01/1968
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

A U85 two-man atomic submarine is grounded inside Porto Guavan territorial waters and its discovery by Juan Chaves' military dictatorship could jeopardise free elections in the police state.

11 Relative Danger
Episode S1-11, first aired 12/08/1968
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

While searching for Uranium 534, Dr. Willie Loover is trapped with two colleagues in a mine tunnel in the Pueblo Mountains.

12 Operation McClaine
Episode S1-12, first aired 12/15/1968
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Tony Barwick

Writer Maurice Estoral urgently requires a brain operation, but the only neurosurgeon who can perform the procedure is badly injured in a plane crash.

13 The Unorthodox Shepherd
Episode S1-13, first aired 12/22/1968
Director: Ken Turner
Writer: Tony Barwick

The Rev Shepherd has been passing forged bank notes but when he is confronted by Mac and Sam, he reveals that his verger is being held hostage by the counterfeiters in the church crypt.

14 Business Holiday
Episode S1-14, first aired 12/29/1968
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

Joe is sent in to destroy an Army base that has been taken over by enemy forces.

15 Arctic Adventure
Episode S1-15, first aired 01/05/1969
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Shane Rimmer

An air force B107 bomber is forced down inside the Arctic Circle by a freak storm, but only three of the four nuclear devices on board are recovered.

16 Double Agent
Episode S1-16, first aired 01/12/1969
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Tony Barwick

Three of W.I.N.'s top couriers have been killed and Shane Weston suspects an inside job.

17 Three's a Crowd
Episode S1-17, first aired 01/19/1969
Director: Ken Turner
Writer: Tony Barwick

Mac falls in love with a beautiful American reporter, Angela Davies, but Sam is concerned about their liaison and finds a willing ally in Joe.

18 The Professional
Episode S1-18, first aired 01/26/1969
Director: Ken Turner
Writers: Desmond Saunders, Keith Wilson

Kramer Foundation funds are being misappropriated and W.I.N. must recover the remaining money which amounts to eight million dollars in gold bullion.

19 The Race
Episode S1-19, first aired 02/02/1969
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

An experimental brain transfer allows Mac and Joe to dream the same dream. In it, they are involved in a race from London to Monte Carlo against an Army team led by General Tempest, who will stop at nothing to win.

20 Talkdown
Episode S1-20, first aired 02/09/1969
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Donald James

After the crash of an F116 prototype aircraft, Joe flies a second prototype to determine the cause of the crash, using the brain patterns of top test pilot Jim Grant.

21 Breakout
Episode S1-21, first aired 02/16/1969
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: Tony Barwick

A couple of escaped convicts threaten the life of Canadian Prime Minister MacCormack, shelling a rail bridge as the Minister's train is crossing.

22 Child of the Sun God
Episode S1-22, first aired 02/23/1969
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Shane Rimmer

Four of the world's leading statesmen have been paralysed by a poison developed by the Amaztecs, a tribe of South American Indians that was wiped out three hundred years ago.

23 See You Down There
Episode S1-23, first aired 03/02/1969
Director: Alan Perry
Writer: John Lucarotti

Financial shark Ralph Clayton is using dubious methods to take control of rival companies.

24 Lone-Handed 90
Episode S1-24, first aired 03/09/1969
Director: Brian Heard
Writer: Donald James

While Mac, Sam and Shane argue, Joe falls asleep in front of the television. In his dreams, he becomes the Sheriff of Joesville, single-handedly taking on the infamous W.I.N. Gang as they plot the robbery of a consignment of gold from the mail train at Altuna.

25 Attack of the Tiger
Episode S1-25, first aired 03/16/1969
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Tony Barwick

W.I.N. discovers that the Eastern Alliance have built a secret rocket installation which will launch a nuclear device into orbit and hold the world to ransom.

26 Viva Cordova
Episode S1-26, first aired 03/23/1969
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Tony Barwick

W.I.N. is assigned to ensure the safety of President Juan Cordova who plans to expose the corruption of General Valdes.

27 Mission X-41
Episode S1-27, first aired 03/30/1969
Director: Ken Turner
Writer: Pat Dunlop

The Eastern Alliance have isolated the X-41 virus, capable of breaking down the molecular structure of matter and destroying everything in its path.

28 Test Flight
Episode S1-28, first aired 04/06/1969
Director: Peter Anderson
Writer: Donald James

A new Orbital Glide Transport craft is sabotaged and crashes on the launch control building, trapping the flight controller inside with vital monitoring equipment - both will be wiped out if the OGT's rocket fuel ignites.

29 Trial at Sea
Episode S1-29, first aired 04/13/1969
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Tony Barwick

The maiden voyage of the S.S. Friendship hoverliner is at risk when Sir George Harris receives a bomb threat.

30 The Birthday
Episode S1-30, first aired 04/20/1969
Director: Leo Eaton
Writer: Tony Barwick

It is Joe's 10th birthday, but Mac has already gone to town before Joe wakes up and won't be back until late.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:1969

1 Lust For Gold Lust For Gold
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

1st of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 6 pages.
An oil rig owned by a foreign government but operating inside British territory. When an inspection approached it, gunfire drove it off, refusing entry. To figure out what was taking place on that rig, Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of an expert on undersea oil-drilling.
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2 Deadly Toy Deadly Toy
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

2nd of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 4 pages.
Two criminals have escaped from Fellmoor Prison. They snatched as a hostage the prison governor's little daughter and headed to a deserted farm house. Joe 90 needs the brain pattern of the sharpest mind possible so Professor McClaine chose that of Sam Loover.
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3 Rat Trap Rat Trap
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

3rd of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 6 pages.
Seeing Professor McClaine leave for a meeting with W.I.N., an intruder breaks in to get the plans for McClaine's newest computer. Joe 90 surprises the man but is forced to help the man as he takes pictures of the circuitry. Joe also, though, records the man's brain pattern so he can later pursue the man to stop him transferring the intel.
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4 Phantom Light Phantom Light
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

3rd of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 6 pages.
Several cargo ships have wrecked off one coast, mislead by a fake lighthouse signal. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of the foremost expert in navigation and heads to that area to learn who is behind the devastation.
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5 Ambush Ambush
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

4th of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 4 pages.
Four W.I.N. agents in a week have been killed in the line of duty. Director Weston is certain the enemy is tapping into their radio network. Since all the dead agents were operating near the Essex region, that is where Joe 90 is heading after absorbing the brain pattern of W.I.N.'s top radio expert.
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6 Doctor Fawkes Doctor Fawkes
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

5th of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 6 pages.
Doctor Fawkes is the leader of Free Scotland group threatening to blow up Parliament. They just killed the Minister responsible for Scottish Affairs to prove their point. He operates out of a castle on a hill on Searne Island, well protected. One W.I.N. agent who tried to infiltrate that stronghold has gone missing Loover wants Joe 90 to absorb his brain pattern and resume his mission.
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7 Checkmate Checkmate
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

6th of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 5 pages.
The head of W.I.N. is worried that the McClaine cottage is badly under protected and sends Loover to reevaluate security. On the way, though, he is attacked and captured and then brainwashed using a new quick method. He is then allowed to resume his travel but with new enemy instructions. His orders were to have the Professor's brain pattern imbued into him.
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8 Operation Torch Operation Torch
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1968

8th of 8 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1969, 1968 - 8 pages.
Professor McClaine is visiting an electronics factory in the south of England when an American airplane crashes into the facility, destroying it completely. Back home, Loover drops by to tell the Professor and Joe that it had been no accident but part of a plot to generate distrust of the Americans. He wants to borrow Joe to go snooping in American base school.
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9 Night Club Night Club
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

1st of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 5 pages.
The head of W.I.N. Europe is the first outsider to be allowed in the B.I.G. R.A.T. He brings word that one of his couriers has been kidnapped by the enemy and is being help in a brain research station in the Armenian Mountains. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of one of the world's best mountain climbers to take the hard way to get in to rescue him.
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10 Breakdown Breakdown
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

2nd of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 4 pages.
Doctor Carlin was a top bio-chemist who had written a coded formula before he died. Enemy agents are out to decipher the message as is W.I.N. who brings it to Joe 90. He absorbs the brain pattern of the scientist. Joe is mulling over it at school the next day when his doodling is mistaken by his chemistry teacher. Fun trouble ensues.
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11 Stroke Of Death Stroke Of Death
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

3rd of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 5 pages.
An abstract artist in Turkey was also a W.I.N. spy investigating a plot to destroy the Bosporus, crippling shipping in that area. He hid what he learned in a painting before he was killed. Joe 90 must absorb the brain pattern of a noted art expert to be able to spot the painting holding the intel.
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12 Grip Of Steel Grip Of Steel
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

4th of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 6 pages.
The Startford Atomic Research Station supplies nuclear energy for a lot of southern England. W.I.N. has learned there is an enemy spy employed there but the operative learning this was killed before divulging who. Joe 90 must absorb the brain patterns of the lead scientist to go there to investigate on his own.
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13 Dive To Disaster Dive To Disaster
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

5th of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 6 pages.
Massive malfunctions onboard a bomber carrying neutron bombs cause the pilot to diffuse the warheads before emergency landing. One refuses to be turned off and is jettisoned in the water. It becomes lodged and cannot be pulled out later so must be diffused by hand. Enter Joe 90.
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14 The Deadly Game The Deadly Game
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

6th of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 6 pages.
After an enemy spy broke into a military missile research facility and photographed new top secret plans, he was chased into Wembley Stadium where he hid the film somewhere and then swallowed a suicide pill. Joe 90 must find the film before his accomplices do on the day of the biggest game of the year.
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15 The Deadly Swarm The Deadly Swarm
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

7th of 7 graphic stories in the magazine Joe 90 Annual 1970, 1969 - 8 pages.
The Minister of Transportation is attacked by killer bees in his office. The bees are controlled by a special radio wave. The murder is part of a plan to stop a new Highland Motorway from being build.
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16 ZX11 ZX11
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Solo graphic story in the magazine Joe 90 Dossier, 1969 - 4 pages.
A revolutionary new fertilizer, able to help crops grow in harsh soil, is touted as being a great tool to stop hunger but it can also be used as a terrible weapon if in the wrong hands. The leader of a small Eastern European country is claiming their larger neighbor is doing just that.
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17 Collision Disaster Collision Disaster
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #1, 01/18/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Most Special Aquanaut" The merchant vessel S.S. Wroxham was hauling illicit cargo of 12 ground-to-air missiles when she collided with a tanker in the Med near the time sheikdom of Bahdan. Joe 90 is asked to recover those missiles before enemy agents can get them.
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18 Secret Aircraft Stolen! Secret Aircraft Stolen!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #2, 01/25/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"A Fight In The Skies For Pilot Joe" On its third secret test flight, the mammoth prototype CT54 Auto-bomber is being flown by pilot Ronald Case and he  Unfortunately, he is also a spy for the Eastern Bloc. Joe 90 must come up with a plan to stop the plane from getting there and get it back.
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19 Sabotage! Sabotage!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #3, 02/01/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Iron Curtain Mission For Joe" a political agitator and brilliant saboteur, Charles Vodor, has snuck into a massive chemical plan in the center of Novograd. He plans to destroy the facility leaving evidence it was the West that did it to start a world war. He is caught but the bomb remains hidden so Joe 90 must find it using a recording of Vodor's brain pattern.
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20 Scientist Kidnapped! Scientist Kidnapped!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #4, 02/08/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes Britain's Top Potholer" A scientist, Britain's leading defense expert, has been kidnapped by enemy agents and is being hidden in a cave in the Derbyshire moorland. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of a leading potholer (cave explorer) to go in and find him.
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21 Oil Rig Disaster! Oil Rig Disaster!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #5, 02/15/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe's Mission: Take-Over Spy Ship" On an oil rig in the cold gray waters of the North Sea has a major explosion on it. A ship nearby comes to the rescue. Unfortunately, the rig is part of a top-secret early warning system and W.I.N. learns that the rescue ship is really an enemy spy ship. Joe 90 must gain the skills of someone capable of hijacking the ship and bringing back to the UK.
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22 Professor McClaine Missing Professor McClaine Missing
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #6, 02/22/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Trouble For Joe!" Both Loover and Westin show up at the cottage to tell Joe that they fear his adopted father, Professor McClaine, had defected. Joe 90 absorbs his father's brain pattern to put himself in the man's steps to figure out what happened to him.
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23 £1,000,000 For Free! £1,000,000 For Free!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #7, 03/01/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Master Forger" In the wee hours of the morning a plane flying over London opens doors on its undercarriage and over £1mil in 1-, 5-, and 10-pound notes are dropped. All are forgeries but each are perfect. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of Europe's top forger so he can track down where the fake money is being made and stop the enemy nation out to ruin Britain's economy.
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24 Joe Becomes A Prince To Save A Life Joe Becomes A Prince To Save A Life
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #8, 03/08/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe 90 Goes Into Action To Save A Country From An Evil Ruler" Nardaz Khan is the future Prince of the Lions, ruler of the Near Asian nation of Bhunistan. He is currently living in England at school but will soon be transported back home. W.I.N. learns of a plan to kidnap him to let his evil uncle grab power. Since no one is certain what the Prince looks like, W.I.N. wants Joe 90 to absorb the brain pattern of a highly trained operative skilled in survival to take his place.
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25 Safari Ambush Safari Ambush
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #9, 03/15/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Become A Big Game Hunter" A Professor Hughes was on a big-game safari in the African nation of Umtali when he disappeared. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of a famous tracker to head to that nation to find the man.
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26 Rally Driver! Rally Driver!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #10, 03/22/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Joins A Race To Stop A Spy!" Two agents from an eastern bloc nation use stun-guns to rob the Berlin Security Center of the stolen blueprints for the West's secret new underwater strike craft. To catch them, Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of one of the world's best race drivers so that he can join the Euro 69 race to catch them.
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27 Himalayan Terror Trail! Himalayan Terror Trail!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #11, 03/29/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Mountaineer Joe Makes A Daring Rescue Bid!" A W.I.N. agent has gotten a Chinese top secret cipher machine and is crossing the Himalayan Mountains. The Chinese sent fighter aircraft to stop him which fired a rocket which caused an avalanche which knocked the agent into a crevasse. After absorbing the brain pattern of a mountain climber, Joe 90 is flying there to rescue him.
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28 Crotian State Circus Visit! Crotian State Circus Visit!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #12, 04/05/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Joins The Circus" The arrival of a large circus from Crotia brings with it worries that it is out to do harm to England. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of the world's top animal trainer to help while infiltrating the circus. He will learn of a plan to use the weapon from the human cannonball act to launch an explosive into the center of London.
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29 Appointment With Fear! Appointment With Fear!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #13, 04/12/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe's Mission: Find The Formula!" At the London Museum of Modern Art, an Eastern Bloc fuel expert and amateur sculptor waits for a W.I.N. contact so the expert can pass details of a new rocket propellant. Secret police from the man's country intercept him and lead him away but not before he sent a coded message to W.I.N. that the formula on microfilm was somewhere in his studio. Joe 90 absorbs Sam Loover's brain pattern to infiltrate the place.
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30 Emergency! Emergency!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #14, 04/19/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe 90 ... Rocket Expert" Saltmarsh is the site of the Pan European Rocketry Research Station and it is there that scientists are preparing the launch of Probe Alpha. It is the first rocket to be completely programmed and fired by computer, working on radio signals keyed to a secret wavelength known only to the scientists. Now something is jamming the signals and someone else is controlling the rocket.
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31 Cordez Arrives Home Cordez Arrives Home
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #15, 04/26/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Most Special Bodyguard" At the Santego International Airport, a crowd is awaiting the arrival of Presidential candidate Juan Cordez, returning after a world tour. He is the only one who can topple the reigning dictator. As the plane approaches, disaster strikes one of the wings. Knowing the would-be leader is in need of a bodyguard, Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of top Latin agent Steve Marina to take that role.
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32 Town Of Shame Town Of Shame
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #16, 05/03/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Most Special Reporter" The Gorston Globe newspaper has decided to clean up that city's criminally infested political machine. In retaliation, the main office of the publication is bombed. A top reporter, severely injured in the blast, was looking into the mayor when he discovered ties to an enemy nation. Joe 90 must absorb the man's brain pattern to take his place.
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33 Wanted! Joe 90 Wanted! Joe 90
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #17, 05/10/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"You Could Be The Most Special Agent For A Week" Not actually a story but Part 1 of the "Big Free Joe 90 Competition" where 8 different missions are explained and the contestants must place each mission in priority order. These are pretty severe missions!
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34 You Can Be Joe 90 You Can Be Joe 90
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #18, 05/17/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"You Could Be The Most Special Agent For A Week" Part 2 of the contest. Eight missions are presented to the reader along with 8 different brain patterns of interesting people. The contest is to match each mission with the best brain pattern to be used.
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35 W.I.N. Agents Ambushed W.I.N. Agents Ambushed
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #19, 05/23/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Spy Catcher" Several W.I.N. agents have been captured recently; one while parachuting into Strovaria, one trying to escape an Iron Curtain nation, and one while in country sending intel via radio. W.I.N. is certain there is a traitor within the organization. Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of R-19, its top coordinator, to go searching for the mole.
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36 W.I.N. Security Trap! W.I.N. Security Trap!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #20, 05/30/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Speedboat Ace" W.I.N. had set a trap for a government security driver suspected of passing secrets and materials to the enemy. Unfortunately, a speedboat snared the package the man had and roared away. Luckily nearby Joe 90, who had absorbed the brain pattern of a top speedboat ace, is waiting just in case and takes up the chase.
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37 Break Out! Break Out!
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #21, 06/07/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Most Special Marksman" a master plan that will threaten a vital space recovery project begins with a planned escape of two dangerous spies from a remote North Canadian security prison. To help stop them, Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of C-32, Pete King, Canadian skiing ace and Olympic pistol champion.
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38 Death Chase Death Chase
Published by Century 21 Publishing
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1969

Published in Joe 90 Top Secret #22, 06/14/1969 - cover and 3 pages.
"Joe Becomes A Most Special Jockey" A W.I.N. agent carrying vital information on the 'Hadebos' - a fanatic anti-western organization of assassins and saboteurs, is chased through deserted city streets. It did not end well for him but not before it was learned that the target of the group is King Kemir, exiled king of a small Arab country. The man is planning to attend a major horse race and Joe 90 absorbs the brain pattern of a champion jockey to fit in.
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DIGESTS AND MAGAZINES

Number of Digests:2
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:1969

1 Joe 90 Annual 1969 Joe 90 Annual 1969
Century 21 Publishing
Written by Gerry Anderson
Copyright: 1968

A collection of articles, text adventures, and graphic stories all connected to Joe 90. The stories were:
Graphic Stories:
Lust For Gold
Deadly Toy
Rat Trap
Phantom Light
Ambush
Doctor Fawkes
Checkmate
Operation Torch
Text Stories:
Bach To The Rescue
Talk Down
The Small Invasion
Articles include:
History of W.I.N.
Bios on Joe 90, Ian McClaine, Sam Loover, and Shane Weston
Details on Shane Weston's suped-up car
Facts on BIG RAT
Layout of the McClaine cottage and underground Lab.

2 Joe 90 Annual 1970 Joe 90 Annual 1970
Century 21 Publishing
Written by Gerry Anderson
Copyright: 1969

A collection of articles, text adventures, and graphic stories all connected to Joe 90. The stories were:
Graphic Stories:
Night Club
Breakdown
Stroke Of Death
Grip Of Steel
Dive To Disaster
The Deadly Game
The Deadly Swarm
Text Stories:
Trip To Tombstone
Probe Tracker
North Pole Special
BIG RAT
Too Many Cooks
Articles include:
W.I.N. London
Agents Alert
Inventions Galore
Spy Equipment
Computers Galore
Shane Weston's Amphi-Car
Spy Facts
W.I.N. Power Launch

3 Joe 90 Dossier Joe 90 Dossier
Century 21 Publishing
Written by Gerry Anderson
Copyright: 1969

A collection of articles, text adventures, and graphic stories all connected to Joe 90. The stories were:
Graphic Stories:
ZX11
Text Stories:
Next Stop, Murder
Assignment Joe 90
The Big Fish
Mr. Smith
Articles include:
Formula For Peace - World Intelligence Network
Biodat - Shane Weston
Biodat - Joe 90
Mac's Lab
Biodat - Professor Ian McClaine
Specification - Equipment
Biodat - Sam Loover
Specification - Vehicles

ODDS & ENDS

Number of Items:3
First Appearance:1968
Last Appearance:2006

1 Joe 90 Dot To Dot Book Joe 90 Dot To Dot Book
Connect The Dots
Century 21 Publishing
Copyright: 1968

A Connect-the-Dots activity book with over 80 pages of black and white stills from (likely) graphic adventures but with much of the image undrawn, spotted with numbers to guide the user to connect them to complete the images.

2 Theme Title From The A.T.V. Series Joe 90 Theme Title From The A.T.V. Series Joe 90
Record Single
Copyright: 1968

A 45-rpm record with Side A being the title theme from the television series. Side B is a song titled Hijacked. The performing group was Barry Gray and his Orchestra.

3 Joe 90 (Original Television Soundtrack) Joe 90 (Original Television Soundtrack)
Record Album
Silva Screen Records
Copyright: 2006

A soundtrack album and CD containing the theme song from the television show as well as 27 other songs played during particularly important scenes throughout the run of the show.

MY COMMENTS

I was never a fan of the puppetry called Supermarionation. Technologically it is impressive, I will grant, but the same thing that creeped me the heck out with movies like Chucky really kept me from being able to enjoy these series.

That and the idea that several grown men thought hooking up a 9-year old boy to electrodes, zapping into his brain incredible amounts of data from brain patterns of other people, and then sending him into harm's way to climb mountains, infiltrate top security facilities, drive race cars at 100 kmh, and so on, seemed like a good idea. And one of those fellows was the boy's adopted father!

Nope, not for me!

GRADE

My Grade: C

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