Supercar: The Complete Series Network release features all-new comic

Supercar The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Every episode of Gerry Anderson’s early Supermarionation series Supercar has been remastered in high definition for an exclusive, 60th anniversary deluxe limited edition Blu-ray from Network – a set that includes a new comic strip by Martin Cater and Bambos Georgiou.

“It’s the marvel of the age!”

In Supercar, first broadcast in the UK in 1961 and 1962, intrepid pilot Mike Mercury takes to the skies to battle criminals and more, aided by Professor Popkiss and the eccentric Dr. Beaker providing his customary blend of erudition and genius.

The series was a commercial success, paving the way for Stingray, Thunderbirds and more. Spin-off merchandise included Supercar strips in TV Comic (No. 483, cover dated 18th March 1961 until No. 667, cover dated 26th September 1964), drawn by H. Watts and Bill Mevin; and early issues of TV Century 21, drawn by Bruno Marraffa in 1965 and 1966.

Supercar was the first Gerry Anderson series to be adapted as a comic book in America, with Gold Key company releasing four issues between November 1962 and August 1963.

An adventure series that blends action, humour and charm in equal measure, Gerry Anderson’s rarely-seen Supermarionation classic gets full-on special treatment in this release, which includes a guide to the series from Andrew Pixley, a replica Supercar pilot’s licence and badge, a making of documentary – and a new comic written by Martin Cater with artwork by Bambos Georgiou, with some input from Martin on the pencils.

The inclusion of a new comic follows the inclusion of such items with previous Network Gerry Anderson-related releases. It would be great to see these collected for a wider audience at some point.

Supercar The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray will be released on 23rd August 2021, and is available to pre-order here direct from Network

Supercar The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray – Full Release Specifications

Supercar The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray

This exclusive, limited edition set (not available in shops) includes:

• Deluxe packaging
• Brand-new paperback book on the making of Supercar by Andrew Pixley
• Brand-new Supercar comic by Martin Cater and Bambos Georgiou
• Replica Supercar pilot’s license and badge
Full Boost Vertical: The Supercar Story documentary
• Audio commentaries with Gerry Anderson on selected episodes
• Archive film material, including background footage, ad bumper and foreign titles
• Original Supercar comic artist Bill Mevin’s Supercar Home Movie
• Image galleries

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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