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Andersonic Issue 22 proves a model of a fanzine!

Andersonic Issue 22 - Cover

Issue 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 ... Read More »

Comic Connections: New Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds figures on way from BIG Chief Studios

BIG Chief Studios Captain Scarlet art in progress work by Lee Sullivan

Coming soon from replica figure makers BIG Chief Studios is a range of high-end collectables based on the classic series Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and other series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson… and the box art they’ve created has several comic connections worth mentioning, not least that it’s the work of Doctor Who and Thunderbirds artist Lee Sullivan. Based in the ... Read More »

Martin Baines draws new Thunderbirds Are Go strip for official comic

Art from Issue 13 of the Thunderbirds Are Go magazine by Martin Baines

The latest issue of DC Thomson’s Thunderbirds Are Go comic – on sale in all good newsagents and supermarkets – features the first issue to include all-new comic strip from artist Martin Baines, a departure from the previous “photo story” format for the best-selling title. The new comic strip will soon feature the series’ new villain, The Mechanic (voiced by ... Read More »

New Andersonic pays tribute to Sylvia Anderson, delves into UFO, Stingray

Andersonic Issue 21

The latest issue of the excellent Gerry Anderson-inspired fanzine Andersonic, Issue 21, is available from the publication’s website Here’s what’s in the new issue: Deborah Grant Interview – a new interview with former Psychobomb Deborah Grant, who recalls her time working with Mike Pratt on UFO Sylvia Anderson Tributes – Andersonic‘s writers share their thoughts on the co-creator of Thunderbirds and ... Read More »

Frank Bellamy Thunderbirds Art Prints Released, and do check out “True Brit”!

Comics Unstripped True Brit Souvenir Booklet

Last month, we plugged the fantastic Comics Unstripped exhibition at Kettering Museum and Art Gallery (and Colin Noble reviewed it here). The exhibition, which runs until 20th August 2016, features work by Frank Bellamy – who lived in the town – Doug Braithwaite, John Byrne, Alan Davis, Glenn Fabry, Adi Granov, RM Guera, Esad Ribic, Alison Sampson, Bill Sienkiewicz and Barry Windsor Smith, as well ... Read More »

Kettering hosts new comic exhibition featuring work by Frank Bellamy, Bill Sienkiewicz and Barry Windsor Smith

Comics Unstripped True Brit Souvenir Booklet

Kettering, Northamptonshire is currently the location of a free ‘Comics Unstripped!’ exhibition, examining the history of comics and graphic novels and featuring works by artist Frank Bellamy, who lived in the town and includes some examples from his work for the Daily Mirror strip Garth, TV Century 21‘s “Thunderbirds” and “Dan Dare” from the original Eagle. The exhibition also features work by ... Read More »

1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016, auctioneers and valuers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will be auctioning a full head alien mask at their auction house in Exeter. Listed as item 1200 in the the auction catalogue (PDF link, correcting for incorrect spelling) lists the lot in full as: “Dan Dare and the Mekon, a green mache Mekon publicity mask from the ... Read More »

Modiphius Thunderbirds game Expansion details revealed

Thunderbirds RPG: Tracy Island

Modiphius Entertainment has just released information for the expansion to their Thunderbirds board game, Thunderbirds: Tracy Island. The expansion on the Thunderbirds co-operative board game will require the base game to play. It  includes new cards, playable characters, machines and models of 14 pod vehicles, designed to help International Rescue avert new disasters and save lives. The expansion introduces new elements in the fight ... Read More »

Will You Be Spellbound by this British Comics Auction?

Spellbound comics. Photo: Langley & Jones Specialist Auctions

An auction of the lifetime collection of artist Alan Hunter, featuring science fiction and comic ephemera owned by the late and great fanzine artist goes under the hammer on Saturday – and includes a number of lots of British comics, including first issues and free gifts. There are just over two hundred lots in the auction which is being hosted ... Read More »

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Eagle Daze 8 – TV21, Candy & Lady Penelope

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls the creation of Martspress, the company that would publish TV21 in its later, ... Read More »

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