First Issue: 20th February 1971
Last Issue: 24th March 1972
Hosted on the front cover by Doctor Who (John Pertwee), Countdown arrived on our shelves dated 20th February 1971. With the free gift of a "Giant Spacefact Wall Chart with Stamps" and posing the question, 'Do Flying Saucers Exist?', Countdown introduced an array of television stars, in comic format, including Doctor Who in Gemini Plan, Dastardly And Muttley, UFO, Thunderbirds, and Captain Scarlet.
Although, the last edition of Countdown comic was dated 24th March 1972, it was not the end of the comic. The comic was given a new title and appeared the following week as TV Action.
Countdown Annual 1972
Countdown Annual 1973