New release: Egmont UK has an exciting new book coming out that will interest fans of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Gerry Anderson: The Comic Collection is a 288-page hardcover anthology of illustrated stories about characters from Captain Scarlet, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, and boy-spy Joe 90. It also features essays about artists Frank Bellamy and Mike Noble and a brief history of the strips. Gerry and Sylvia Anderson cooked up the quintessential adventures of the 1960s, capturing Space Age thrills and Cold War intrigue. For Spy Vibers still looking for more Anderson, these comics offer additional tales that didn't appear on-screen. First-generation fans who read the comics will remember that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. appeared in Lady Penelope comics in the UK. I don't believe it is included in either this collection or in the Thunderbirds comic set. Likewise, the TV Action/Countdown titles included cult-classic strips like Star Trek, Land of the Giants, Doctor Who, and Burkes Law. Perhaps more treasures to mine in the future, so stand by for action! Gerry Anderson: The Comic Collection will be published on February 1st. More info at AmazonUS, AmazonUK, and Bud's Art Books. Related posts: Inside Gerry Anderson, New DVD Collections, Anderson documentary, Thunderbirds Comic Collection, License to Kill Puppets, Anderson Models, Sylvia Anderson Fashion, The Prisoner and Captain Scarlet, Set Design Countdown #9, Nehru Jackets. Learn More: Anderson comic history, Graham Bleathman, Gerry Anderson, Mike Trim, Mike Noble. Images below: The cover design for the new book; Archive images of Mike Noble with one of his strips and one of his illustrations of Captain Blue from Captain Scarlet. Enjoy!
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