Supermarionation-inspired comic Lightning 5 returns to Aces Weekly

Lightning 5 by Martin Cater

Supermarionation-style comic Lightning 5, is featured in Volume 48 of the digital anthology Aces Weekly, alongside many other great thrills and spills.

An affectionate homage to early Gerry Anderson shows such as Supercar and Fireball XL5, “Lightning 5”, first seen in Aces Weekly Volume 42, is the creation of Martin Cater, who has also written a number of comic strips for Network’s Gerry Anderson-related DVD and Blu-Ray Special Edition comics. .

Lightning 5 by Martin Cater

“There’s also a ‘title sequence’ this time around,” Martin tells us, “on Youtube and it could do with a few looks!”

Week Five of Aces Weekly Volume 48 is now running, this edition offering subscribers six 21-page serials the anthology always features as one chunk of fab reading when the massive volumes complete – instead of in bite-sizes with a brew every week, so waiting will seem less…

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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