Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6 Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition - Comic

Network DVD includes “Man in a Suitcase” Comic as part of new Blu-Ray release

Award-winning specialist Blu-Ray and DVD distribution company Network have included another fantastic comic strip addition to one of their latest limited deluxe edition Blu-Ray box sets – Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6.

Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6 [DELUXE EDITION BLU-RAY]

A cracking ITC adventure series first broadcast in the UK between 1967 and 1968, Man in a Suitcase starred Richard Bradford in a career-defining role as McGill, a discredited ex-CIA agent reduced to working as a private investigator, travelling the world as a ‘gun for hire’. His unorthodox approach and strong sense of personal integrity often bring him into conflict with both his employers and the authorities, making him more enemies than friends…

Man in a Suitcase has been newly remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition, which features the final five episodes of the series that effectively replaced Danger Man when Patrick McGoohan chose to move on to The Prisoner.

Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6 Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition
Photo: Simon Belmont

The limited deluxe edition comprises a “Faux suitcase” box to contain all six volumes of the blu-ray release of the series (Volume 6 is supplied with the box, the others are available separately); an invaluable “Case Notes” history of the series production, by Andrew Pixley; and a wonderful hardback comic album presented in the style of a newspaper strip. Illustrations by “Barretti“, whose previous art credits include the brilliant graphic novel Goldtiger and Hope for the Future, with a script by “Mariocki“.

Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6 Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition - Comic

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Sample strips from the Man in a Suitcase: Volume 6 Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition comic

“Barretti” is of course an alias, and he wants to keep it that way in connection with this release – but many downthetubes are likely to know his identity.

Writer Mariocki is actually Martin Cater, who’s also written a number of the comic strips featured as part of previous Network releases such as the recent Joe 90 Blu-Ray special. 

Order Man in a Suitcase Volume 6 – Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray direct from Network DVD

More about Man in a Suitcase on BFI Screen Online

With thanks to Simon Belmont and Martin Cater

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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