Friday, August 08, 2014
Thunderbirds old and new!
Over on his Down the Tubes blog today, John Freeman shows the latest images of the redesigned Thunderbirds craft for the upcoming new ITV series Thunderbirds Are Go! Looking good so far, with the models fairly close to the original iconic designs. (Except for TB5, but that probably needed updating the most.)
It reminded me that later this year Egmont UK are publishing two books that are sure to appeal to fans of Gerry Anderson shows.
Gerry Anderson: The Comic Collection will be a 288 page hardback reprinting classic comic strips featuring Stingray, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, Marina, Lady Penelope, Captain Scarlet, Zero X, Joe 90 and The Angels. Strips which originally appeared in the 1960s in the weekly comics TV Century 21, Lady Penelope, and Joe 90 Top Secret. Expect to see artwork by Mike Noble, Frank Bellamy, Ron Embleton and other greats.
Inside the World of Gerry Anderson will be a 112 page hardback compiling Graham Bleathman's superb cutaway illustrations of vehicles and craft from various Gerry Anderson shows. The artwork originally appeared in Egmont's Thunderbirds the Comic in the 1990s.
Both books are currently available for pre-order from Amazon.