FTL Publications have announced that they have been licenced by Granada Ventures to produced two novels a year based on the original TV version of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s Thunderbirds. Due to the terms of the licence these books will technically only be available in Canada and the USA.
The first of these is entitled Countdown To Action! and is due to be published in June 2008. An author has yet to be announced but the cover art is by long time Anderson artist Steve Kyte.
- More details are available at the FTL Blog.
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.