New Andersonic zine delves into 1990s Captain Scarlet comics and more

Andersonic Issue 23

Issue 23 of the fab Andersonic zine is now available via the title’s website (and eBay for a short period in the Collectibles > SF > Thunderbirds section). There’s a great mix of articles in the ‘zine, including a look back at the 1990s Captain Scarlet comics with Graeme Bassett.

The Captain Scarlet episode Point 783 gets an in-depth look in this issue of Andersonic
The Captain Scarlet episode Point 783 gets an in-depth look in this issue of Andersonic

Features the following:-

  • Ayshea Brough Interview – the actress talks about her time working on UFO
  • Archive – In 1993, Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book UFO & Space: 1999. In the third part of this interview Gerry talked candidly about the making of Captain Scarlet
  • Alan Shubrook – Alan writes about the recent demolition of the Century 21 studios in Slough and also shares his thoughts on working on Captain Scarlet
  • Captain Scarlet Comics of the 1990s – Graeme Bassett writes about his work on Alan Fennell’s comic revival of the early 1990s .
  • The A-Z of Stingray – Essential marine facts for the aquanaut of tomorrow – today!
  • Space: 1999 – a critique of End of Eternity with the emphasis on Ray Austin’s direction.
  • The Protectors – Mike Coldwell casts an eye over Shadbolt
  • Watching the Watchers – A look at Granada’s Supermarionation transmission history of the 1960s and 70s
  • Captain Scarlet – ‘Point 783’ – two writers slug it out over this popular episode
  • Merchandise Reviews – recent CDs and books reviewed, plus ‘Things You Do (when you’re a fan)’, news of an upcoming UFO convention and some other stuff

Issue 23 comprises 44 pages with colour inner and outer covers. If you’d prefer to pay by cheque, get in touch with the publishers for their new postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print.

Please bear in mind that all issues are posted in pristine condition and we can’t be held responsible for any damage in transit.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", 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 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. 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. 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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