Andersonic Hits Six with new Gerry Anderson Interview

The sixth ‘episode’ of Richard Farell and Vincent Law’s Gerry Anderson fanzine Andersonic is now on sale via the Andersonic web site

Another 40 page issue, it features a new interview with Gerry Anderson who discusses, amongst other things, UFO, the fate of New Captain Scarlet, Lancaster bombers, lemmings and, of course, Thunderbirds. Other features include:-

• The Art of Ron Embleton – the work of TV Century 21‘s Captain Scarlet and Stingray artist.
• Lord Parker’s ‘Oliday – Bingo! A classic episode reviewed.
• Alpha Incident Log – Strange goings on with glowing rocks and Irish Cowboys…
• Faith in Science – The contributions of Barry Morse and Johnny Byrne to Space:1999.
• Identified Retrospective – Seven different writers share their thoughts on UFO‘s opener.
• SHADO Test Paper – Ed and Alec’s Fun Page.
• Writing the Tracys – exploring Thunderbirds‘ popularity with writers.
• Winged Assassins – what makes Captain Scarlet the odd one out?
• Mission of the Darians – Mutant! Classic Space:1999 episode reviewed.
• The Fall of Troy – Stingray‘s Forbidden Shakespearian roots.
• Watching the Watchers – the arrival of the 21st Century in our living rooms.
• Trap for a Rhino – New Captain Scarlet episode appraised.

• The new issue is available via the website www.andersonic.co.uk, price £1.95 including UK postage and also from eBay.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

One thought on “Andersonic Hits Six with new Gerry Anderson Interview

  • November 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm
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    Great mag ! Loved the comments about the UFO opener, Identified. High quality articles with classy art work from Mr Farrell. Recommended reading for Anderson fans

    Capt Scarlett

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