Thunderbirds original double-page artwork (1966) drawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 90 1966. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The front cover of the comic screamed, 'Nightmare Splashdown for Crippled Ship - Monster Attacks Thunderbird 3!' And here is Bellamy's brilliant double-page artwork to prove it! The ‘Thunderbirds’ logo is an unattached laser colour copy, as are all the word balloons and the original comic which are part of this lot. Bright, fresh Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins.

Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

London-based Comic Book Auctions (ComPal) November catalogue has just opened for bidding at the-saleroom.com and includes some magnificent artwork boards from the Bob Monkhouse Archive – along with, separately, some rather nifty comics-inspired badges and several “giveaways” from various British comics. Comedian, game show host Bob Monkhouse started his career in the 1940s as a script writerContinue reading Bob Monkhouse Archive auction items include Frank Bellamy TV21 Thunderbirds art and more

Skizz - First Encounter by Jim Baikie

Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

Here’s a guide to comics artist Jim Baikie’s comics career, including his lesser known British girls’ comic work, revealing his huge contribution to many titles. Jim died in December 2017; you can read our obituary here and an Appreciation by Alan Moore here Most of the credits below were compiled by David Roach for Jim during hisContinue reading Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

TV21 243

TV21 243, a special continuation of the original Gerry Anderson-inspired comic, offered again

The Official Gerry Anderson Store is selling copies of TV21 No. 243 – an “alternate universe” continuation of the first series of classic 1960s comic TV21, originally produced as part of the Supermarionation Blu-Ray and DVD release by Network, back in 2014. Positing a world in which TV21 never merged with the short-lived Joe 90Continue reading TV21 243, a special continuation of the original Gerry Anderson-inspired comic, offered again

Captain Scarlet - The Vault - Cover

In Review: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault

By Chris Bentley Publisher: Signum Books Out: Now The Book: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons made its television debut in 1967, presenting a dark and sinister science-fiction drama that has captivated audiences ever since. The scenario depicted a world at the mercy of ruthless attacks from vengeful Martian computers with the power to raise theContinue reading In Review: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Vault

Corgi Batmobile (Model Number 267) Box Art

Doctor Who annual art, rare James Bond and Project SWORD toys and more up for auction this weekend in Bristol

Nestling among a huge number of Star Wars, Real Ghostbusters, Corgi and Dinky toys up for auction at East Bristol Auctions on Saturday 29th July 2017 are a number of items that we think will appeal to downthetubes readers, including some rare Doctor Who annual art and some highly collectible toy cars, and some greatContinue reading Doctor Who annual art, rare James Bond and Project SWORD toys and more up for auction this weekend in Bristol