A new graphic novel is to be published in early 2022 featuring the hero of the cult 1960s TV series Man in a Suitcase.

In the late 1960s, British television brought us a glorious variety of weekly action-adventure series. The Saint, The Champions, Department S, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), The Prisoner, and many more. An exciting mix of secret agent, private detective, and sci-fi fantasy. One of the most underrated series was Man in a Suitcase, starring American actor Richard Bradford. Lasting only one series, we saw McGill, a disgruntled, world-weary but caring, ex CIA agent making a living as a private detective in swinging sixties London. He has a moral compass, and his clients always get the McGill they deserve.

The graphic novel will feature a brand new adventure for McGill, based on an un-filmed original script by legendary writer Roger Marshall, who worked on many top TV series, including The Avengers, The Sweeney, The Professionals, and also created the long-running and hugely popular Public Eye.

The Haunting finds McGill investigating strange goings-on in a sleepy English village, and will be adapted by Roger’s son, Rodney Marshall, with original artwork by Brian Gorman.

Brian’s previous graphic novels include Everyman: A Celebration of Patrick McGoohan and The Prisoner, New Dawn Fades: Joy Division and Manchester, Animus, and Borderliners: True Realties. He is also an award-winning actor for his stage production One Man Bond: Every Bond Film in 60 Minutes, which he performed at the STARBURST Media City Festival in 2018.

A new crowdfunding campaign gives fans a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting team, resurrecting one of British television’s most iconic, and much-missed cult heroes. Perks for contributors include signed copies of the book, their names immortalised in a special ‘Thanks To’ section, an opportunity to be drawn as a supporting character, original sketches, original pages of artwork from the book, and an invitation to a special launch party.

More details on the crowdfunder can be found at Man in a Suitcase: The Haunting.

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