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Rebellion confirms ownership of the “TV21” brand

2000AD publisher Rebellion has confirmed to downthetubes that they own the TV21 brand, which suggests they also own TV Tornado and Solo – and, possibly, rights to some non-TV strips published by City Editions in the 1960s.
The information comes as a result of Rebellion’s extensive work establishing the fine detail of property rights following its purchase of the Fleetway titles from both Egmont and TI Media in recent years.Continue reading Rebellion confirms ownership of the “TV21” brand

Art by George Wilson for the cover of Space Family Robinson Lost in Space #22 (Gold Key, 1967) SNIP

Lost in Space comics around the world

Following up on a recent post about an unusual link between Lost in Space and Doctor Who, comics archivist N. Scott Robinson kindly sent us some covers of Lost in Space / Space Family Robinson comics published around the world. Created by writer Del Connell and artist Dan Spiegle, with Gaylord DuBois taking over asContinue reading Lost in Space comics around the world

Thunderbirds “Parker” joins BIG Chief Studios collectable International Rescue figures line up

By popular demand, BIG Chief Studios Parker figure, from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s smash hit Supermarionation show Thunderbirds, will soon be available to order via the company’s Launch Pad platform and specially selected exclusive retail partners. Available as an Exclusive Signature Edition of only 500 worldwide, Parker was Gerry’s favourite character from Thunderbirds. ParkerContinue reading Thunderbirds “Parker” joins BIG Chief Studios collectable International Rescue figures line up

Lady Penelope’s Boss Lady Handbook

Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

Award-winning wholesaler Half Moon Bay has secured the licensing rights for both Moomin and Thunderbirds, adding the classic brands to its expanding gift and publishing portfolio in the UK, with new launches early in 2019. The Bath-based company, established in 1995, already has a licensing slate that this year alone has seen eleven new additionsContinue reading Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

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Spectrum is Indestructible: a new Captain Scarlet book will include comic strip guides

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we reported in 2016 that Chinbeard Books is to publish an unofficial guide to Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet later this year, marking the character’s 50th anniversary since his debut on ITV. Spectrum is Indestructible is the work of journalist, critic and writer Fred McNamara and although unofficial, it doesContinue reading Spectrum is Indestructible: a new Captain Scarlet book will include comic strip guides