25 Aug 2016

Nights' Culture - Comics & Graphic Novels

From Nights, 8:10 pm on 25 August 2016
Kahn West as Terry Teo

Kahn West as Terry Teo Photo: supplied

Adrian Kinnaird looks at the new Terry Teo TV series (based on the classic NZ graphic novel by Bob Kerr and Stephen Ballantyne from 1982, and original TV series from 1985) grabbed headlines: first for its perceived 'edgier' content, then for TVNZ's decision to screen it OnDemand first instead of on air (due to a ratings disagreement with the producers - TVNZ wanted edits to bring it from a PG rating to a G). With all of the episodes of the new show now available to view, Adrian thought it might be interesting to take a look at this history of NZ's most icon and enduring comic-book character since Footrot Flats.