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Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct revived for new, official comic

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Space Precinct: Reloaded, a colour prequel comic to Gerry Anderson‘s Space Precinct TV series is due from Anderson Entertainment next month.

Announced back in October 2017 during the FAB Live event, Space Precinct: Reloaded, written by Chris Thompson and illustrated by Connor Flanagan, is a revival of the 1994 TV show Space Precinct. It’s set 10 years before the show, when Aria Fontane becomes the first human cop in Demeter City.

Space Precinct offers a “great premise and potentially if done right, a comic adaptation could stand on its own and not necessarily have to rely on the show to get readers in,” Belfast-based writer Chris Thompson, who works at Anderson Entertainment, says of the project’s origins.

“I took the idea to Jamie [Anderson] and to my surprise and partial terror (it’s easy to come up with ideas but significantly more difficult to actually follow through with them) he said yes, if I could find an artist and stay within budget then we had a go for a test first issue.

“I’d love to say that finding an artist was an incredibly drawn out and gruelling adventure but in reality, I walked into my local Forbidden Planet, asked my friend Brian, who was working if he knew any local artists. He said ‘Yes, he’s upstairs’ and boom, that’s how I met Connor Flanagan.

“Connor’s enthusiasm for the project basically got him the job immediately, he quickly produced some sketches of Brogan and Haldane and some nice street scenes. His character work was really high standard and I’m super happy with the work he’s produced for this comic.”

Space Precinct: Reloaded – price £7.99 for the 32 page perfect bound book – is now available to pre-order from the Gerry Anderson Store and there’s much more background to the project here on the Anderson Entertainment web site

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John Freeman

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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