The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual - Cover

In Review: The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

Since the first ‘proper’ Haynes Owners Workshop Manual, for the Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, was published in 1966, the publisher has covered the innards of many a vehicle – both factual and fictional, some of the covered here on downthetubes. But while the workings of Thunderbird 2 will surely delight many a fan of GerryContinue reading In Review: The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

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A Cutaway Above: An interview with Captain Scarlet artist Graham Bleathman

Following up on our recent review of the Haynes Captain Scarlet Agents’s Manual – a great new guide to the Gerry Anderson show celebrating its 50th anniversary – we caught up with cutaway artist Graham Bleathman, whose impressive visuals form a major element to the book, written by Sam Denham. Graham Bleathman is one ofContinue reading A Cutaway Above: An interview with Captain Scarlet artist Graham Bleathman

Captain Scarlet - Spectrum Agents’ Manual - SPV

In Review: Captain Scarlet – Spectrum Agents’ Manual

By Sam Dunham, illustrated by Graham Bleathman Publisher: Haynes Out: Now The Book: The SPV, Angel Interceptor, Cloudbase and associated Spectrum and World Security vehicles, detailed in cutaways… This fascinating manual is a technical guide to Spectrum, the global security service of 2068, and features background information, a history of its creation, profiles of leadingContinue reading In Review: Captain Scarlet – Spectrum Agents’ Manual

Dan Dare – Spacefleet Operations Manual: Anastasia

In Review: Dan Dare – Spacefleet Operations Manual (John Freeman’s take)

by Rod Barzilay; Illustrated by Graham Bleathman Publisher: Haynes Out: Now The Book: Dan Dare is easily the most famous British comic hero. His adventures appeared in the original Eagle comic during the 1950s and 1960s, but he also featured briefly in 2000AD before returning in the re-launched Eagle of the 1980s. This innovative HaynesContinue reading In Review: Dan Dare – Spacefleet Operations Manual (John Freeman’s take)

Dan Dare – Spacefleet Operations Manual

Dan Dare: Six Questions For Writer Rod Barzilay

In the 1990s Rod Barzilay had the idea to bring Eagle comic’s best known character, Dan Dare, back into print, not updated for a Star Wars audience as in 2000AD or as a political commentary as in Revolver, but rather as the original character read and loved each week in the 1950s by hundreds ofContinue reading Dan Dare: Six Questions For Writer Rod Barzilay