Anderson Entertainment have just released a free audiobook of “UFO: The Snatch”, a story taken from the 1970 UFO annual, as a festive treat.
Performed by Nicholas Briggs, and featuring authentic sound effects and music, this nostalgic trip will take you straight back to the world of S.H.A.D.O. and their fight against the alien threat, brought to life for just one season of stories on television, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s first live action show cruelly cut short, despite gathering ratings momentum in the United States.
Individual ITV broadcasters of the time simply,y didn’t know what to make of this adult-oriented SF in the UK, and on launch its broadcast was patchy across the country, despite capturing hearts and minds of many thanks not only to the TV stories, but comic strip adventures that were one of the highlights of Polystyle’s Countdown and TV Action comics, all now gathered in two great collections, available direct from Anderson Entertainment here and here.
The series is now something of a cult classic, with even talk of revival more than once – but until that day, audio stories like this new release will have suffice!
“We hope you have a great Christmas and thank you for your support throughout 2022,” say the Anderson Entertainment team, who have brought us some fantastic Gerry Anderson releases this year, including the brilliant Fireball XL5 sixtieth anniversary comics anthology. “2023 is going to be even more exciting!”
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UFO Comic Anthology Volume One is the first of two volumes offering the complete collection of UFO comic strips from Countdown and TV Action. Volume One features 288 pages of colour and black and white strips from Countdown as well as articles and interviews by Anderson comics expert Shaqui Le Vesconte, giving the reader context and fascinating insights into Countdown‘s history, artists, and UFO‘s life in comics.
Volume Two features 320 pages of colour and black and white strips from TV Action, as well as articles and interviews by Anderson comics expert Shaqui Le Vesconte, giving the reader context and fascinating insights into TV Action‘s history, artists and UFO‘s life in comics.
Includes: UFO – Witness to the Harvest, an unreleased pilot comic and a special feature on UFO 1988 – the Japanese manga sequel.
208 lavishly-designed pages packed with information for new recruits entering into S.H.A.D.O. including 180+ new illustrations. This manual has been created to feel like the manual given to each recruit as they join S.H.A.D.O. to take on the dangerous role of defending the Earth from alien invaders.
Introduced by Ed Straker himself, this manual is essential for S.H.A.D.O. recruits and UFO fans alike.
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.