Part works publisher Eaglemoss has just launched the Gerry Anderson – The Vintage Comic Collection, which will not only features classic comic strips from TV Century 21 and Countdown but new features and art by ace artist Lee Sullivan, who’s perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who and Robocop. He also drew Thunderbirds strips for Redan’s eponymous comic, which was aimed at a young audience.
Lee also provides cover art for this fine-looking fine partwork collection of the various Anderson TV21 strips which will include three or more strips per issue, plus cut new cutaways of key craft and newly originated in-depth features by industry experts to “give you a deeper understanding of the Gerry Anderson worlds”.
Strips scheduled to feature include Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Space: 1999, UFO and more. We can’t tell from the small image on the web site if the Space: 1999 stories planned are from Look-In, or the US comic based on the series.
Subscribers will receive four free gifts including access to a digital edition of the title and a Stingray model. If you subscribe to the title, for just £1 extra per issue you have the exclusive opportunity to upgrade to a premium subscription, and receive two limited edition die-cast models – the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle and Thunderbird 2.
• For more info: http://www.gerry-anderson-collection.com
2021 UPDATE: This part work reached testing stage and was tested in a number of UK locations. Chris Dale has a guide to the contents of the first five issues here.
Chris cites low sales as the reason for the series lack of full run, but the late Peter Greenwood informed me there were also unexpected licensing issues. This claim has been challenged by Shaqui le Vesconte
A set of these was offered here on AmazonUK in 2021 for £60
Here’s some sample spreads from the first issue of the planned title…
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.