Anderson Entertainment has teased some pages from the first original graphic novel based on 2005’s New Captain Scarlet series created by Gerry Anderson – a CGI reimagining of his classic 1967 series, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Timed to coincide with the annual celebration of Captain Scarlet Day next month, on 10th July, New Captain Scarlet: Operation Sabre marks the first major new story from the series since its original run of 26 episodes from 2005–2006.
The graphic novel pits Spectrum against a new threat. Desperate for a swift resolution to the war against the Mysterons, the World Government has turned to the shadowy organisation ‘Sabre’ to take the lead in fighting the alien menace. With Captain Scarlet forcibly detained for scientific experimentation, Colonel White must choose between his best agent and the future of Spectrum.
The graphic novel also includes a bonus story, Skyfire, a new adventure for New Captain Scarlet’s crack team of fighter pilots, The Angels.
To celebrate the 102-page graphic novel’s release, writers Chris Thompson and Andrew Clements (Space 1999: Moonbase Alpha Technical Manual) and artist Connor Flanagan (Space Precinct Reloaded) will join Gerry Anderson’s son and managing director of Anderson Entertainment, Jamie Anderson, for a special pre-release signing event at Forbidden Planet Belfast on Saturday 9th July.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of classic Captain Scarlet, but it was following the development of the new series that set me, and my career, on the path to where I am now” explains writer Chris Thompson. “I hope Operation Sabre gives fans the continuation of the story that they have been craving, while also appealing to fans of the original who may have missed the new show when it came out.”
Jamie Anderson adds: “Dad was incredibly proud of what he and his team achieved with New Captain Scarlet, and the characters and storytelling still hold up beautifully today. I’m so pleased we’ve been able to build on the world of New Captain Scarlet in this graphic novel, and I’m sure there’ll be even more from the Spectrum team in coming years.”
Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet: Operation Sabre is a 102-page original graphic novel will be available from Forbidden Planet International, Amazon or direct from GerryAnderson.com with pre-orders live soon.
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