City Magazines and Century 21 publishing gave Gerry Anderson's latest puppet series his own comic - Joe 90: Top Secret.
I remember picking up that first issue and being quite excited about it. The free gift, a working Jet Air Car seemed so sophisticated at the time.
The colourful front cover showing the opening panel of a new Joe 90 comic strip drawn by Frank Bellamy was certainly eye catching. Inside however, the strip was black and white and drawn by Keith Watson. Not that there's anything wrong with Keith Watson's art, it just that, like most kids I would have expected the cover star to be in full colour.
There was a small feature on the Jet - Air Car, with instructions on how to assemble the free gift.
There was a couple of other black and white strips. One was the unlikely and forgettable Ninepence + Tenpence = Sport, which featured the dreaded F word - football!
ITC's The Champions, drawn by Jon Davis was a slightly better entry, There was even a little feature on those cut price Six Million Dollar people for those unfamiliar with the series.
The centre comic strip spread was devoted to Star Trek, something which was yet to appear on UK television at that point.
The second colour strip, drawn by Gerry Haylock was an introduction to Irwin Allen's latest offering Land of The Giants.
A full page ad for the second issue, featuring a still from Land of The Giants. Sadly Joe 90:Top Secret lasted less than a year , ending with issue 34 on 6th September, 1969 .It then merged with the flagging TV21 comic.