Sunday, 2 June 2013
SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL: RON TURNER'S THUNDERBIRDS...
To readers of a certain age, RON TURNER is perhaps best known
as the artist who drew close to half of the 104 DALEKS strip on the last
page of TV CENTURY 21 back in the '60s. He also did far more than that,
'though - illustrating such strips a RICK RANDOM, WONDER CAR,
FIREBALL XL5, STINGRAY, THUNDERBIRDS, etc. He even drew
STAR TREK and JUDGE DREDD in his long and illustrious career,
and illustrated many book covers and magazines.
Kids from the '50s to the '80s enjoyed Ron's dynamic and instantly
recognizable style, and I'm sure that their childhoods were all the more
fun for exposure to the rich and varied material that this truly talented
artist produced for for their entertainment and reading pleasure.
Here, from the 1967 TV21 THUNDERBIRDS SPRING EXTRA, is
a 6 page story featuring the gripping adventures of INTERNATIONAL
RESCUE! And there's more like this still-to-come, o frantic follower of
comic strip fashion - so stay tuned. You'll just kick yourself if you miss
any of the upcoming goodies still in store.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 02, 2013