Chinbeard Books has revealed Andy W. Clift‘s cover for Spectrum is Indestructible, Fred McNamara‘s unofficial celebration of Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
The book will be published in July. As we reported back in 2016, Spectrum is Indestructible will include in-depth reviews of all 32 episodes of the classic series, as well as other essays tackling specific themes/ concepts found in the show.
The book will also offer a fresh, critical examination of Captain Scarlet’s extended universe found in comics (including the 1960s British weekly TV21, where Captain Scarlet became the cover star, drawn by artists such as Ron Embleton and Mike Noble), novels and audio dramas, and much more.
“Nearly three years since I first announced the book, it’s quite a relief to be able to share something tangible with you,” says Fred. “The cover is the work of illustrator Andy. W Clift, with text design by Robert Hammond.
“They’ve really pulled out all the stops to create something imaginative, vibrant, and just all manners of awesome. I can’t thank the pair enough for what they’ve contributed.”
“It was a privilege to get to draw characters that I have loved all my life,” says Andy, who regular downthetubes readers will recognise as the creator of the brilliant independent comic Captain Cosmic, and more.
Unless the Mysterons get to them first…
Spectrum is Indestructble
Author: Fred McNamara
Cover Illustration: Andy W. Clift
Cover Design & Infographs: Robert Hammond
Editor: Nicholas Hollands
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons copyright ITV
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.