All of Colonel Steve Zodiac’s TV21 comic strip adventures brought together for the first time in one 60the Anniversary Fireball XL5 Anthology
NEW YORK, October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Fireball XL5 60the Anniversary Comedy Anthologyfeaturing all of the 1960s TV21 comic strip adventures of Fireball XL5 and Colonel steve zodiacwill be available on October 28 from AndersonEntertainment. The 336-page oversized hardcover book features the art of the UK’s top talent of the day, including mike noble, Rum Embleton, frank hampson, eric eden, Don LawrenceY brian lewis; an unpublished illustration of mike noble adorns the cover of the book. Other highlights include strips of Countdown and the TV21 specials, as well as a new 17-page adventure strip from renowned artist and Fireball XL5 mega fan Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who, Transformers, 2000 AD), which features Thunderbirds, Stingray, and Captain Scarlet interacting with Fireball and his crew for the first time.
Fireball XL5 debuted in October 1962. Created by Gerry Anderson, the sci-fi children’s show captivated family audiences with its inventive storylines, Supermarionation puppetry and groundbreaking visual effects. In it, Steve Zodiac pilots the Fireball XL5, as he, Dr. Venus, Professor “Matt” Matic, and Robert the Robot patrol Sector 25 of charted interstellar space on behalf of the World Space Patrol. The show ran for one season made up of 39 black-and-white episodes. Curiously, Fireball XL5 Comic strip tales followed the show’s premiere from 1965, while the series was still airing, and continued into 1968. The strips gave viewers their first look at the Fireball XL5 in color.
“This is a book we’ve wanted to make a reality for a long time, and we’re thrilled to have achieved it,” he said. jamie andersonson of Gerry Anderson and CEO of Anderson Entertainment. “So many great artists helped develop the show, the ship and the characters through the comics, and it’s an honor to have it all collected in a book in time for the ’60s.”the anniversary of Fireball XL5. And Lee’s fantastic new strip is the icing on the 60sthe birthday cake!”
Anderson Entertainment will publish Fireball XL5 60th Anniversary Comics Anthology in October 28, 2022. It will be priced in the US. $44.99/THEY CAN $60/UK £39.99, with pre-orders available now.
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