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Andersonic Issue 22 proves a model of a fanzine!

Andersonic Issue 22 - CoverIssue 22 of the fabulous Gerry Anderson series/inspired zine Andersonic is on sale now available from their website (and eBay for a short period in the Collectibles > SF > Thunderbirds section).

This issue includes:

David Palmer interview – Model maker David talks about his time in the Century 21 effects workshop on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and UFO, along with tales of Thomas the Tank Engine, Derek Meddings’ Colt 45 and miniature astronauts. Plus photos of the original VG-104 miniature from Joe 90 as it is today.

 

Archive: In 1993, Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book UFO and Space:1999. In the second part of the interview Gerry candidly discusses Space: 1999.

Halifax Bank - 2017 Thunderbirds Ad

Parker Goes to Halifax – Stephen La Riviere writes about the making of the recent Thunderbirds TV advert for the Halifax Building Society

A scene from the Stingray episode "A Christmas to Remember"

A scene from the Stingray episode “A Christmas to Remember”

A scene from Thunderbirds - "Give Or Take A Million"

A scene from Thunderbirds – “Give Or Take A Million”

Spirituality in the 21st Century – A look at how the Anderson series addressed this subject, from the Christmas episodes of the puppet series to the more agnostic outlook of Space: 1999‘s first series

The "Red Arrow" from Thunderbirds - "Edge of Impact"

The “Red Arrow” from Thunderbirds – “Edge of Impact”

Kit Conversion – how to build your own Red Arrow jet from Thunderbirds/ Edge of Impact

Space: 1999 - Breakaway
Space: 1999/ Breakaway – Mark Braxton revisits the explosive opening episode

UFO - The Psychobombs

UFO/ The Psychobombs – Mike Coldwell takes another look at a favourite instalment of UFO

Pop-Up Props – Spotting the use of shop-bought toys in Stingray

Reviews of the Invasion UFO and UFO Blu-rays along with Fanderson’s Space 1999 Year 2 soundtrack and Ed Bishop interview CDs

TV Action - UFO - "Voyage of Disaster"

Strip Story – A look at the UFO comic strip “Voyage of Disaster” from TV Action back in 1972, drawn by John M. Burns

… plus art by Richard Smith and some other stuff the team have managed to cram into just 44 of action-packed pages with colour inner and outer covers.

• Buy the magazine now from the web site at www.andersonic.co.uk

• If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or PO, please get in touch for our new postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is 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 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. 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. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. 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.

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