FAB Gerry Anderson Comics

The latest issue of FAB published by Fanderson, the Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society, is now out. FAB is a 64 page A5 full colour fanzine published quarterly and available exclusively to Fanderson members.

Issue 64 includes the third part of the SHADO Personnel Dossier detailing all the characters and actors that worked on Anderson’s first live action series UFO, a gallery of behind the scenes photos from the making of Stingray, a feature on the different spaceships that appeared in Fireball XL5, the first part of a series of articles on the making of Space:1999 and an appraisal of the New (CGI) Captain Scarlet episode Grey Skulls.
For British comics fans the issue includes the third part of SF author Stephen Baxter’s ongoing series of articles on the various comics that have featured comic strips from Gerry Anderson series. This excellent and very detailed series of articles reaches the little known Candy and Solo comics, respectively the TV21 nursery and junior comics (effectively to TV21 what Robin and Swift were to Eagle). The article runs to a mammoth 14 pages and the issue includes, on the back cover, a page of The Secret Service comic strip from Countdown issue 2 by artist Jon Davis.

• FAB Magazine is available exclusively to Fanderson members. A one year membership costs £22 plus the appropriate postage and also gives you the chance purchase the Club’s brilliant range of merchandise – books, CDs, DVDs and much more. Find out how to join and order your membership online here: www.fanderson.org.uk/aboutfanderson.html

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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