Thunderbirds: Countdown To Action!
As mentioned here earlier in the year, FTL Publications in the USA are publishing the first in a series of new novels based on the Gerry Anderson series Thunderbirds.
Written by Joan Marie Verba
and with a cover illustration by long time Anderson artist Steve Kyte
, the trade paperback Thunderbirds: Countdown To Action!
is due to be released in June 2008 and will retail for $15.95. This will be the first new novel set in the Thunderbirds
universe since John Theydon’s Lady Penelope novel The Albanian Affair
published by Armada in 1967.
Under their licence with Granada Ventures, FTL will only be distributing the title to Canada and the United States Of America, however the first chapter
of Countdown To Action!
has been posted on the FTL website as a taster for Anderson fans the world over.
Thunderbirds: Countdown To Action! is available to buy direct from the FTL website.
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.
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