Century 21 Collection News – Volume Four on course

Details of the strips in Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Volume 4: Above and Beyond – the latest in a great series of books from Reynolds & Hearn featuring some of the best strips from the Gerry Anderson-inspired weekly comic TV Century 21 and other comics – have just been released.

Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds of Gerry Anderson Vol 4: Above and Beyond

FIREBALL XL5: Timeslip – Art by Mike Noble

FIREBALL XL5: The Sword of Damacles – Art by Mike Noble

STINGRAY: The Flying Fish – Art by Ron Embleton

THUNDERBIRDS: Destination Sun – Art by Frank Bellamy and Don Harley

THUNDERBIRDS: The Quake Maker – Art by Frank Bellamy

ZERO X: The Ghosts of Saturn – Art by Mike Noble

CAPTAIN SCARLET: Unity – Art by Ron Embleton

CAPTAIN SCARLET: Satellite 4 – Art by Ron Embleton

Century 21 Annual 2011

UFO: The Movies – Art by Martin Asbury

The book is available in paperback (ISBN 978 1 904674 15 3) from all good bookshops but there’s also a limited edition hardback (ISBN 978 1 904674 14 6) on offer only from the publisher’s web site (www.rhbooks.com), signed by Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson.

Reynolds & Hearn have also announced that their Century 21 Annual 2011 – collecting stories from the classic TV Century 21 annuals from the 1960s – will now go ahead next year after all. Expect to see the book released in August.

The released dummy cover comprises images from several of the original annual covers.

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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