11th February 2008
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Lots of new information has been added to
Incoming database this week, including listings or additional info
for David Goyer's The Invisible (on
forthcoming BBC TWO comedy
Freezing; the first volume of Lucasfilm's
Adventures of Young Indiana Jones TV series; Robert Redford's
Lions for Lambs; the Kevin Costner serial killer movie
Brooks; and Wes Anderson's terrific comedy
The Darjeeling Limited.
CULT TV NEWS
Anderson fans might like to know about a series of articles about comic
strips inspired by Anderson's shows which will appear in the next few
issues of Comics International magazine.
Here's the complete press release...
Europe's leading trade paper Comics
International is to continue its unique coverage of classic TV SF in
British comics with six instalments devoted to the shows of Gerry
Written by Shaqui Le Vesconte, the worlds
leading expert on Anderson in comics, this mammoth and exhaustive series
is to showcase artwork by some of the worlds top illustrators who brought
the fantastic worlds of International Rescue and Spectrum to life on the
page, including such greats as Frank Bellamy, Ron Embleton and Mike Noble.
This special series begins in Comics
International #205 (March 2008) under a special tribute cover, with an
overview of Andersons 45-year long association with comics. With each
succeeding 100-page issue also featuring an appropriate Anderson cover,
Part 2 (Comics International #206) focuses on the early years
spotlighting Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5
and Stingray in the 60s weekly, TV Comic.
Part 3 (#207) is dedicated to the many
strip incarnations of Thunderbirds while Part 4 (#208) features
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and everyone's favourite
programmable boy genius, Joe 90. Comics based on Andersons live
action projects, UFO, Space:1999 and others are explored in
Part 5 (#209) while Part 6 (#210) wraps it all up with a look at
Project SWORD, Agent 21, Starcruiser and those other
Anderson concepts seen only in comics form.
Andersons many creations have not just
appeared in British titles. His vivid futures hold global appeal to young
and old alike. Accordingly, the six-parter will also explore various
Cosmic Publications is offering Gerry
Anderson devotees an exclusive a money-saving opportunity to have these
six special issues delivered direct to their door every month as they come
off the presses. Not only is it dropping its usual 12-issue minimum, but
it is offering six issues for the price of five! Get #205-210 for just 15
(19 first class) in the UK; mainland Europe 25/36; rest of the world $60
SUBSCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS: email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and
payment details quoting reference FAB01 OFFER or send to: Comics
International (Department FAB01), 8 Galliford Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 4XD,
England. PayPal [email@example.com] and all major credit
cards accepted. Make cheques etc payable to Cosmic Publications.
Subscriptions enquiries telephone: 01621 877231 [011-44-1621 8772321 from
About Shaqui Le Vesconte: He is a
40-something fan of television and comics. By day, graphic artist; by
night, researcher and writer of articles on television, comics, television
comics, and anything between. With Kim Stevens, Shaqui is responsible for
websites about puppet series Space Patrol and Sara & Hoppity,
the history of Gerry Anderson comics, and has written for Star Trek
magazine and the website Look-Out. A fourth website, about the Junior TV
Times, Look-in, is currently in preparation.
About Comics International: Acquired
by Cosmic Publications at the end of 2006, Comics International was
launched in April 1990 to fill a need for a trade magazine for the US and
UK comics industry. From its 48-page 4,000 copy debut, it has expanded to
a 100-page monthly with many pages in full colour and a circulation in
excess of 24,000. Read internationally by fans, collectors, publishers and
creators, it is the independent guide to the world of English-language
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