Another 40 page issue, it features a new interview with Gerry Anderson who discusses, amongst other things, UFO, the fate of New Captain Scarlet, Lancaster bombers, lemmings and, of course, Thunderbirds. Other features include:-
• The Art of Ron Embleton – the work of TV Century 21‘s Captain Scarlet and Stingray artist.
• Lord Parker’s ‘Oliday – Bingo! A classic episode reviewed.
• Alpha Incident Log – Strange goings on with glowing rocks and Irish Cowboys…
• Faith in Science – The contributions of Barry Morse and Johnny Byrne to Space:1999.
• Identified Retrospective – Seven different writers share their thoughts on UFO‘s opener.
• SHADO Test Paper – Ed and Alec’s Fun Page.
• Writing the Tracys – exploring Thunderbirds‘ popularity with writers.
• Winged Assassins – what makes Captain Scarlet the odd one out?
• Mission of the Darians – Mutant! Classic Space:1999 episode reviewed.
• The Fall of Troy – Stingray‘s Forbidden Shakespearian roots.
• Watching the Watchers – the arrival of the 21st Century in our living rooms.
• Trap for a Rhino – New Captain Scarlet episode appraised.
• The new issue is available via the website www.andersonic.co.uk, price £1.95 including UK postage and also from eBay.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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