Okay, so that wasn't really an advertising line but between
1979 and 1981 the enigmatic Sapphire
indeed transferred from TV to the pages of
weekly British comic Look-In
for a run of brand new assignments.
TV Tie-in comic strips are so often of dubious quality, dropping
elements of the original programme's format, simplifying it
for a juvenile audience. While there were slight alterations
made for Sapphire and Steel
what was presented in comic strip form was nonetheless very
close to the original premise. Imaginative and sometimes unsettling
storylines were married to precise yet dynamic artwork.
For 76 colour two-page episodes artist Arthur Ranson and scripter Angus
P Allan produced a classic strip series to beautifully complement
the on-screen adventures.