The Protectors - Netflix

Three affluent international private detectives/troubleshooters are charged with ensuring the protection of innocents. They belong to an organization called The Protectors and are based in London. Harry Rule leads the group. The Contessa lives in Italy when she isn't working with Harry; she runs her own detective agency that specializes in exposing art frauds and recovering stolen art. Paul Buchet works out of Paris, and is the group's researcher and gadget specialist.

The Protectors - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 1972-09-29

The Protectors - Protectors (comics) - Netflix

The Protectors was a 20-issue comic book series published by Malibu Comics from 1992 until 1994. Originally meant to be a six-issue series, response was positive enough that Malibu decided to make the series ongoing. The series was cancelled (along with the rest of the “Genesis” titles) so that, according to Malibu, they could focus more on the “Ultraverse” line. Many of the characters included in the series were taken from heroes created by Centaur Publications, and had fallen into the Public Domain and revamped by writer R.A. Jones. Some heroes were given new names, such as: Gravestone (formerly Fantom of the Fair, Fantom or Fantoman), Nightmask (Masked Marvel), Thresher (a.k.a. Shark), and Midnight Blue (formerly Blue Lady). In the case of Gravestone, the name was changed to avoid confusion with Lee Falk's Phantom (although there were a few instances when the hero was referred to as “Fantom” within the pages of the first few issues). Nightmask was changed from Masked Marvel to avoid any potential legal problems with Marvel Comics (both explanations appeared in the letter column page of the first issue of The Protectors apparently forgetting the fact that “Nightmask” was also the name of a dream-surfing superhero in their New Universe imprint from the late 1980s). Many of Centaur's heroes received updated costumes, but retained their original names, including Zardi The Eternal Man, Amazing Man, Mighty Man, Man of War, Iron Skull, Mantoka, Arrow, Witch and Airman, along with the villains The Great Question and Conqueror. Malibu also made use of the Rocket Ranger (a character created by the video game company Cinemaware) within the pages of Man of War's series and Miss Fury, who they had licensed for a previous series. With the 13th issue of the series, Malibu started the “Genesis” cross-over, which incorporated the books “Dinosaurs for Hire” and “Ex-Mutants” as part of the six-issue story. At the end of the cross-over, characters from the Protectors would appear in the pages of Ex-Mutants (and vice versa). The Protectors was cancelled with issue 20, in 1994 (the year Malibu was purchased by Marvel Comics), with readers witnessing the destruction of the Earth, making any type of continuation of the heroes' story highly unlikely. Within the Marvel Comics multiverse, the Genesis Universe is designated as Earth-1136.

The Protectors - Titles related to the Genesis Universe - Netflix

Airman (one-shot) Arrow (one-shot) Dead Clown (3 issues) Dinosaurs For Hire (12 issues) Ex-Mutants (18 issues) Ferret (10 issues plus a one-shot) Genesis #0 (one-shot) Gravestone (7 issues) Malibu Sun #24 (contains a story featuring Widowmaker) Man of War (8 issues) Men In Black: Far Cry (one-shot) Protectors (20 issues) Protectors Handbook (one-shot)

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