Thunderbirds Are Go: The Tracy Brothers Revealed

The new-look Tracy Brothers of International Rescue - Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John. Photo © ITV

The new-look Tracy Brothers of International Rescue – Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John. Photo © ITV

 

ITV continue to carefully drip feed imagery from the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go series, a reboot of the original “Classic” Thunderbirds created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, which sees its 50th anniversary this year.

To date, we’ve only seen the back of the five new-look Tracy brothers who perform most of International Rescue’s daring missions, but now the team has been revealed, prompting bemusement from some older Thunderbirds fans and further excitement from those keen to see how the new show will look when it debuts in the UK in April.

We’ve previously published images of all five new Thunderbirds machines. ITV has also released its first trailer and a second series has been commissioned even before the first has aired.

DC Thomson have the rights to publish a new Thunderbirds magazine but we still don’t have any information on a release date or editor.

• The official Thunderbirds Are Go web site is at www.thunderbirds.com

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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