Scott and Professor Davies have to travel back in time to get Thunderbird 4 and save the fractured dam's waters from drowning New York, but before they can activate the main controls the time-machine topples into the torrent …It looks as if the artwork has been kept out of the sunlight which often fades these pieces. Notice some of the lettering in the middle panel is missing. It's fairly obvious from the comic version that an overlay was done that has now gone from the artwork. The missing word appeared as 'dismantled'
Pelikan inks on board. 18 x 14 ins
The estimate for this piece is £1,500-2,000 and I will update this entry when the auction results come through
UPDATE: Winning bid incl. 10% Buyer's Premium: £2,420 (December 2010)
For those who can't wait to see what did happen in the story I have reproduced the following page for TV21 207
By the way the auction also has a run of Boy's World and Eagle as well as TV21s that all contain Bellamy artwork - check out my website if you need to know which ones have Bellamy art in them.