Andersonic Issue 24 is now available, dedicated to all things Gerry Anderson, and features a new UFO comic strip and the following line up, wrapped in a cover image by Peter O’Roarke.
In This Issue:
The Story of SIG – A look back at the rise of the 1980s Anderson magazine SIG and the early days of organised fandom, a feature that includes an interview with SIG editor and publisher Dave Nightingale with contributions from Graeme Bassett, Graham Bleathman and Steve Kyte
Thunderbirds’ Second Coming – take a closer look at the last six episodes of Thunderbirds and explore the changes on screen and behind the cameras. Do they still retain the essence of the best of the series?
Doppelganger – A look at an earlier version of the script – would the deleted scenes have improved the final film?
Space: 1999 – a critique of The Troubled Spirit by Fletcher Klimowski
UFO – Mike Coldwell casts an eye over The Dalotek Affair
Crater 101 – A new feature where we look at aspects of the Andersons’ work we’d like to dump… it’s like Room 101, but it’s a crater
Stingray/ Marine Morals – Fred McNamara looks at the scheming ways of Stingray’s undersea adversaries
Completism – What drives some fans to have every episode of the Andersons? Even Crossroads to Crime? Do you really need to have it all?
New UFO Comic Strip – Part 1 of a new strip story in colour
Merchandise Reviews – of recent CDs and books. Plus ‘Things You Do (when you’re a fan)’ and some other stuff
Plus new artwork by Richard Smith and Jonathan Baxter.
• Andersonic Issue 24 comprises 44 pages with colour inner and outer covers. It’s available via the website www.andersonic.co.uk. If you’d prefer to pay by cheque, please get in touch for our postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print
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.