Saturday, April 20, 2013

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Joe 90, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds To Return

Weekends just aren't the same without a cup of milo and the puppeted dramas of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 or Stingray to be engrossed with. For generations of imaginations, these adventures cut the strings on what 'children's entertainment' could provide and offered up worlds as cut and thrust as any James Bond adventure.

Now, publishing house Egmont has signed a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, who own many of the fantastic brands created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, to publish the classic Anderson original comic strips of these characters, including artwork, in all-new formats.

With the Thunderbirds 50th anniversary looming in 2015, Egmont's first release this October will be a collection of the hit franchise's original 1960's and 70's comic strips.

While the day was never really saved until Thunderbird 2 arrived on the scene, fans needn't fear their wallet being in peril trying to afford these new 'Best of' collections and e-books. Egmont's current e-comic range on iBooks sell for £1.99 each, so we can only hope these will follow along that same flightpath.

 What do you think? 


  1. This ought to make up for the live action movie from a decade back. Or the animated version. A well thought out, comprehensive series of compilations is overdue. With luck, an anniversary celebration might inspire another stab at a new production. Or a re-airing of "Team America".

  2. Glad you are excited to pbl! I know a new TV series for the anniversary is in the works titled Thunderbirds Are Go, but not much else. Me, I'd be just glad to have these books as collections like you say, not many monthlies have art like the cover above these days. That's classic pulp right there.

    Thanks for commenting!