When the series was introduced to America on January 14th, 1967,
the producers considered the whole thing too bizarre
for American taste, and decided to introduce
the show to the audience with a specialy made sequence.
It is known by Avengers fans worldwide
as "the chess board intro".
Carlos Pagés told me about these pictures and kindly
supplied the text. He has also built an Avengers desktop theme
which uses the image below as its wallpaper and a screen saver.
Both the theme and the screen saver can be obtained from David K. Smith's
superb "Avengers Forever"
The pictures originaly came from
James Dawe's unofficial Avengers Home Page
[Main Graphics Page]
Last modified april 2000.