Books

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The weekly French TV and radio program guide,Tele Seven Days. This issue (#975) from February 3, 1979 ran a brief article about Battle of the Planets. It was at a point when the series was expected to air soon and was likley the first article to mention the series in France. Published by Pressinter.

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The weekly French TV and radio program guide,Tele Seven Days. This issue (#1007) from September 29, 1979 ran a brief article about Battle of the Planets to introduce it to viewers. The series began airing in France on September 15, 1979. Published by Pressinter.

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The monthly French magazine TeleJunior covered TV entertainment for kids. This particular issue, number 31 from November, 1979 featured a full color, two-page article to introduce viewers to the characters in Battle of the Planets. It also contained a foldout poster of the image of Mark featured on its cover. Published by TeleJunior.

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A thick hardback book that collected reprints of issues 23 through 33 of TeleJunior. Only the November, 1979 issue (as shown in the separate entry above) included any Battle of the Planets content. 1980, by TeleJunior.

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The nine issues of France's monthly Battle of the Planets magazine. Each issue had a sixteen page Battle of the Planets comic story, plus four Battle of the Planets themed games and a center calendar spread for the month. The rest of the magazines focused on current sports, music and entertainment geared towards children. A tenth issue was announced, but never published. However, its Battle of the Planets story (and two subsequent) was eventually printed in Original Album 5, released in France. These magazines were issued from September, 1979 to June, 1980 by Pressinter.

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After the monthly magazines were published, they were gathered in groups of three and reprinted in full in squarebound form. 1980, by Pressinter.

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Five, full-color comic albums that collected stories originally featured in the monthly Battle of the Planets magazine. No. 1 reprinted the first three Battle of the Planets stories from the monthly magazine. No. 2 reprinted the magazine stories from issues four, five and six. The Original Album presented a three-part all-new story. Original Album 4 presented three original stories and Original Album 5 presented three stories originally destined for the monthly magazine before it ceased publication (one called "Le Piege" shared a name with the first magazine story, but it was different. It was meant for either issue 11 or 12. Also printed was "Corola, Planéte Condamnée" that was supposed to have been in issue 10, and "L'Attaque des Crabes Géants" also either for issue 11 or 12). They were published in 1979 and 1980 by Pressinter.

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Three small hardback books with text and full-color art released in France (the last two were also released in Israel). The first, Underwater Attack was partially based on the episode, "Siege of the Squids 36." The second, The Lake Dragon featured an original story and the third, Hooray for Keyop, was partially based on the episode "Microfilm Mystery 16." All three were published by Tele-Librarie Des Deux Coqs D'or in 1979.

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Two hardback books that each contained one translated story from the first and the second American Battle of the Planets comic books. The books were published by Whitman-France in 1979.

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This special sticker book featured a twelve page story based on the US comic "The Lake Monster." It featured line art that reprinted some rearranged panels from the original book. In some cases, the panels were altered to fit the condensed story and in other cases, original artwork was done to emulate US comic artist Winslow Mortimer's style. The panels each had blank sections that could be completed by using included full color stickers. The stickers were printed on four separate pages and could be removed, moistened and stuck in the appropriate blank art areas. Users could then color in the linework. 1979 by Whitman-France.

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Three oversized hardback books from France. The first one, "Prisoners of Zoltar," reprinted art from the American comics and the UK activity books combined with an original French story. The second one, "The Grand Menace of Zoltar," reprinted art from the American comics with a fleshed-out storyline. The third, "G-Force in Peril," reprinted stories and art from the monthly French magazine series. They were published in 1979 and 1980 by Tele-Librarie Des Deux Coqs D'or.

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Two squarebound comic albums adapted from Spanish originals. Each issue featured stories that were based on Battle of the Planets episodes. Issue 1 was "The Space Mummy 3" and issue 2 was "The Space Serpent 4." Issue 1 contained two stories and a special section about G-Force, while issue 2 contained three stories. Although there were four comic albums done in Spain, only these two were translated and released in France. 1980, by AGE.

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The top six books were standard coloring books that reprinted art from the UK activity book series. The third through sixth books were each an impressive 190 pages. The seventh, eighth and ninth books included full color art matched with the black and white artwork beside it, with the intent for the owner to color the linework to match the full color version. All books were published in 1980 by Whitman-France.

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This special coloring book reprinted art from the American comics and was half black and white line art to color and half full color panels with different art. 1980, by Whitman-France.

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Three three-ring paper binders for school use. The first three pictures (top row and bottom row, left) are the known front images. The fourth (bottom row, right) is the back which is the same on all the binders. 1980, by Séphériadés.

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Two school notebooks that contained blank pages lined like graph paper. 1979, by Herakles.

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A collection album that had spaces for 300 stickers. Some stickers were complete images, but many of them were partial pieces that could be placed to complete larger pictures. This card album was later released in Italy and the stickers between the two releases were interchangeable. 1979, by Benjamin.

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Another monthly kids' publication, a spin-off of Tele Seven Days TV guide, called The Little Juniors of Tele Seven Days. Each issue had an original eight page Battle of the Planets comic adventure and one or two pages of Battle of the Planets stickers and games. The rest of the issues were taken up with comics and games from other popular series and educational articles. The Battle of the Planets run lasted for eleven issues from number 21 to 31. Pictured above are all eleven with Battle of the Planets content. They were published in 1979 and 1980 by Pressinter.

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Reprints of The Little Juniors of Tele Seven Days magazines that gathered the individual volumes in squarebound form. Pictured above are collections 5 - 9 that reprinted issues 19 - 33. They were published in 1979 and 1980 by Pressinter.

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The French versions of Top Cow's US comic collected two issues in each volume. Only three volumes were published. 2003, by Semic Publication House.

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