Saturday, 28 March 2009
Reprinted Bellamy illustrations - Thunderbirds Extra 1966
The 48 page 1966 Thunderbirds Extra was published in March of that year by City Magazines Ltd who produced the weekly comic TV21 in cooperation with Century Publishing Limited. It contains a lovely Thunderbird strip illustrated by Brian Lewis - a far too neglected artist, and a strip by Don Harley, (Dan Dare and later Thunderbird artist, most famously in Countdown) and finally Ron Turner best known for his colour back cover on TV21's Dalek strip and later Anderson annuals.
But here it's the text stories that are of interest to Bellamy fans and one in particular: Thunderbirds: Flight to Destruction
Three pages of text are accompanied by what are obviously Bellamy illustrations, but it takes a fanatic to track them down. And I have! Shaqui gave me the idea for this blog, so again thanks Shaqui. Read all about it and see the original pages reproduced by reading the accompanying note on my website
For further details on the history of this comic see the Gerry Anderson Complete Comic History entry