Tuesday, 12 August 2014
SPECTRUM IS GO - ER, THUNDERBIRDS ARE GREEN, ER - OCH, SORT IT OUT FOR YOURSELVES...
At first I wasn't going to bother with this Annual, mainly because
it wasn't quite a CAPTAIN SCARLET book or a THUNDERBIRDS
one, but it was going dirt cheap on eBay so I decided to let the moths out
of my wallet and grab it. It arrived yesterday, and, as you can see, like all
of the original GERRY ANDERSON based Annuals, there's no year on the
cover. This was no doubt to maintain the 21st century illusion (can't have
a 20th century date on a book supposed to be from a hundred years in the
future), but it also probably allowed newsagents and booksellers to keep
it on sale for longer than normal. It was published in 1969 for 1970,
just as interest in the SUPERMARIONATION programmes was
on the wane, which is perhaps why the decision was taken to issue
a combination Annual rather than one for each programme.
Anyway, to give you a taste of it, here's a titanic Thunderbirds tale
illustrated by RON TURNER. If you all behave yourselves, I may
feature a Captain Scarlet story from the same book in a future post.
Wouldn't that be nice? Speak up - I can't hear you.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, August 12, 2014