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LAST UPDATES:  New biography book on Donald Gray:  "Colonel White Meets Mark Saber" - Updated information on the page.  See the yellow stars.

 

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UPDATES: JUNE 29, 2014

 

New book added:  Colonel White Meets Mark Saber.

Check the stars for updated information in both Books and Magazines.

MOST RECENT BOOKS (AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.CO.UK)  

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

 

Paperback Edition

COLONEL WHITE MEETS MARK SABER

The Vise - The Life and Times of South African Actor Donald Gray

 

by Trevor Jordan


This book follows Gray as he grows up in South Africa ends up in 1930's Hollywood as the winner of Paramount Pictures Search for the world's most beautiful man, arrives in England just in time to witness the decline of its movie industry, gets his big break just as World War II begins and finally, as a member of the celebrated King's Own Scottish Borderers, suffers a serious life-altering injury in the Normandy campaign after D Day. We cheer him on in the ten years that he sruggles to get his career back together, gets married, starts a family, and finally gets world-wide acclaim as the intrepid Mark Saber, and we suffer with him through the bad times in the poignant last years of his life. Trevor Jordan's book is not only a brilliant and interesting history of early film, radio and television in America and Great Britain, but it is also a tribute to the talent and ability of Donald Gray, and his emergence as one of the most beloved and respected entertainers of his time.

(Part of the description written by Barbara Allen on the Amazon.co.uk site.)

 

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (9 Feb 2013)

 

Also available in Kindle Edition:

 

Colonel White Meets Mark Saber (Amazon Uk)

 Colonel White Meets Mark Saber (Amazon U.S.)

 Colonel White Meets Mark Saber (Amazon Canada)

 

Added June 29, 2014

 

 

 

UPDATES FEBRUARY 25, 2008


COMICS INTERNATIONAL MAKES SPECIAL OFFER TO GERRY ANDERSON FANS



EUROPES LEADING TRADE PAPER Comics International is to continue its unique coverage of classic TV SF in British comics with six installments devoted to the shows of Gerry Anderson.

Written by Shaqui Le Vesconte , the worlds leading expert on Anderson in comics, this mammoth and exhaustive series is to showcase artwork by some of the worlds top illustrators who brought the fantastic worlds of International Rescue and Spectrum to life on the page, including such greats as Frank Bellamy, Ron Embleton and Mike Noble.

This special series begins in CI #205 (March 2008) under a special tribute cover [see below], with an overview of Andersons 45-year long association with comics. With each succeeding 100-page issue also featuring an appropriate Anderson cover, Part 2 (CI #206) focuses on the early years spotlighting Four Feather Falls , Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray in the 60s weekly, TV Comic.

Part 3 (#207) is dedicated to the many strip incarnations of Thunderbirds while Part 4 (#208) features Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and everyones favourite programmable boy genius, Joe 90. Comics based on Andersons live action projects, UFO, Space:1999 and others are explored in Part 5 (#209) while Part 6 (#210) wraps it all up with a look at Project SWORD, Agent 21, Starcruiser and those other Anderson concepts seen only in comics form.

Andersons many creations have not just appeared in British titles. His vivid futures hold global appeal to young and old alike. Accordingly, the six-parter will also explore various international editions.

Cosmic Publications is offering Gerry Anderson devotees an exclusive a money-saving opportunity to have these six special issues delivered direct to their door every month as they come off the presses. Not only is it dropping its usual 12-issue minimum, but it is offering six issues for the price of five! Get #205-210 for just 15 (19 first class) in the UK ; mainland Europe 25/36; rest of the world $60 (air)/$46 (surface).

 

SUBSCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS: email subscriptions@comics-international.co.uk  with your name, address and payment details quoting reference FAB01 OFFER or send to: Comics International (Department FAB01), 8 Galliford Road , Maldon, Essex CM9 4XD , England . PayPal [sales@comics-international.co.uk] and all major credit cards accepted. Make cheques etc payable to Cosmic Publications. Subscriptions enquiries telephone: 01621 877231 [011-44-1621 8772321 from North America ].

ABOUT SHAQUI LE VESCONTE: He is a 40-something fan of television and comics. By day, graphic artist; by night, researcher and writer of articles on television, comics, television comics, and anything between. With Kim Stevens, Shaqui is responsible for websites about puppet series
Space Patrol and Sara & Hoppity, The history of Gerry Anderson comics, and has written for Star Trek magazine and the website Look-Out. A fourth website, about the Junior TV Times, Look-in, is currently in preparation.


ABOUT COMICS INTERNATIONAL: Acquired by Cosmic Publications at the end of 2006, CI was launched in April 1990 to fill a need for a trade magazine for the US and UK comics industry. From its 48-page 4,000 copy debut, it has expanded to a 100-page monthly with many pages in full colour and a circulation in excess of 24,000. Read internationally by fans, collectors, publishers and creators, it is the independent guide to the world of English-language comics.

 

UPDATED, JULY 2, 2006:

 

COMPLETE GERRY ANDERSON - THE AUTHORISED  EPISODE GUIDE (PAPERBACK) -  

2006 REVISED EDITION!

 

By Chris Bentley,

with a foreword by Gerry Anderson

 

The Complete Gerry Anderson - The Authorised Episode Guide  has been updated and revised for this new paperback edition, which features over 30 pages of new material - including a complete episode guide to ALL 26 episodes of New Captain Scarlet (plus full cast and crew lists, credited and un-credited), a fully upgraded guide to Four Feather Falls, Space:1999 cast additions and Australian world premiere broadcast details, plus new photos throughout.

 

Paperback, 376 pages

Reynolds & Hearn

 

2006 edition 

ISBN 1-905287-23-2

 

   

 

 

The Complete Gerry Anderson, the Authorised Episode Guide, Hard Cover, 2005 revised edition

 

Reynolds & Hearn, 2005

Chris Bentley, foreword by Gerry Anderson.

 

New complete authorised episode guide, with the 13 first episodes of New Captain Scarlet

Hardcover, 352  pages.  Colours and black and white illustrations.

 

Available at Amazon.com or at Amazon.co.uk. 

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Complete Gerry Anderson

 

Reynolds & Hearn, 2003

Chris Bentley, foreword by Gerry Anderson.

 

Authorised episode guide

Format: 230 x 173

Paperback, 192 pages.  Colours and black and white illustrations.

 

The Complete Book of Captain Scarlet

 

Carlton Books, 2001.

Chris Bentley.

 

Second most complete reference book.  History, interviews, episode guide (THE most complete synopsis to date), character profiles, vehicle information,  etc. An impressive collection of pictures.

 

Soft cover, 128 pages.

 

cover  

Captain Scarlet Top Secret Annual 2002  

Carlton Books, 2001

 

Featuring four photo-novels of the TV episodes "The Mysterons", "Lunarville 7", "Crater 101", and "Dangerous Rendezvous". Plus games and puzzles.  Hard book, beautiful colours.

 

64 pages.

 

 

Captain Scarlet Sticker Book

 

Carlton Books, 2001

Over 50 stickers of personnel, vehicles and adventure - to be put in the right place!


20 pages

 

Captain Scarlet Tattoo Book

 

Carlton Books, 2001

Packed with puzzles and games, and color removable tattoos of Scarlet, other Spectrum personel and vehicles .


14 pages.

cover

What Made Thunderbirds Go!: 

The authorised Biography of Gerry Anderson  

(Added to the list, April 5, 2003)

 

BBC Consumer Publishing, 2002

Simon Archer, Marcus Hearn.

 

The title says it all!

288 pages.

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2002

 

SPECTRUM IS SCARLET

 

 

Anthology zine of fiction, poetry and art by fans, for fans. Published in 1992 and still selling! Prices including postage: UK £6.00, USA/Canada $15.00 US, Pacific £10.00/$20.00 US. Overseas orders shipped airmail. For further details contact the editor, Jay Felton: jayshah99@hotmail.com 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS CAN BE FOUND THROUGH SELLING, BUYING AND TRADING ON AUCTIONS SITES.

 

The following books are specifically marked, whenever available through Amazon.co.uk (either by Amazon itself, or an affiliated seller).  If not through Amazon, they can be found through Auctions sites, such as Ebay.

 

 

Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet Annual 1967

 

Century 21 Productions.

Various.

A bible on the Captain Scarlet series. With cutaways on crafts, vehicles, comics, articles, stories, histories on “cast characters”, etc. A must have for all fans.

 

Hard cover, Colours, 96 pages.

 

Available through Amazon UK

 

Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet Annual 1968


Century 21 Productions.
Various.
The direct follow-up of the previous year Annual. Other cutaways , comics, articles, stories, etc. 


Hard cover,
Colours,  96 pages.

 

 

Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds Annual 1969

 

Century 21 Productions.

Various

This year, instead of an Annual for both Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, Century 21 produced this combination of both. Same format as the above books.

 

Hard cover, Colours, 96 pages.

 

 

 

The Captain Scarlet Story book, 1967

 

Century 21 Books.

Various.

“Graphic novel” format, with two adventures of Captain Scarlet.

 

Hard cover, Colours, 48 pages

 

 

 

The Angels Story book, 1967

 

Century 21 Books.

“Graphic novel” with two stories, featuring the Angels.

 

Hard cover, Colours, 48 pages

 

 

 

The Official Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Annual 1993

 

Grandreams, 1993

Loaded with pictures, comic strips, information, all in colours. Some strips are actually from the two sixties Annuals. Hard cover book with a beautiful cover artworks..

 

46 pages.

 

 

The Official Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Annual 1994

 

Grandreams, 1994

Not the same as the one 1993. Pictures, adaptation in strips or stories of some of the series episodes, information, game. Hard cover book with cover artworks.  

 

46 pages.

TV 21 Annual 1968

 

Century 21 Productions.

Various

Same format as precedent Annuals.  This book features not only a comic strip and articles on "Captain Scarlet" but also on different other shows from Gerry Anderson.   

 

Hard Cover, Colours

 

TV 21 Annual 1969

 

Century 21 Productions.

Various

Same format as precedent Annuals.  This book features not only a comic strip and articles on "Captain Scarlet" but also on different other shows from Gerry Anderson.   

 

Hard Cover, Colours

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

 

Boxtree, 1993.

Chris Drake and Graeme Bassett.

One of the more complete book to be find on the series, lots of photo, story of the show, pictures in colours, episodes guide. With a foreword by Gerry Anderson. A must have.

 

Soft cover, 96 pages.

 

Gerry Anderson’s Fab Facts”, 1st edition

 

Harper Collins, 1993

Simon Archer

Compilation of facts on all Gerry Anderson’s famous creations, including Captain Scarlet. Pictures in colours and black and white.

 

Soft cover. 96 pages.

“The Complete Gerry Anderson episode guide”  

 

Titans Books, 1993

From “Twizzle” to “Dick Spanner P.I.” the then complete guide to every Gerry Anderson television series. Episode listing in the order of TV appearance.

 

Supermarionation Classics: Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet

 

Boxtree, 1993

Compilation of  the "Stingray", "Thunderbirds" and "Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons" books published by Boxtree.  Beautiful pictures.

 

304 pages

 

1967

1985

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

 

Armada, 1967

John Teydon

(reprint Titan Books, 1985)

Subtitled “Spectrum file No. 1”.

First of a series of 3 novels, in paperback format. The original version is fairly rare.  

The Titan Books reprint contains 128 pages of text, plus 4 pages of colours photos.  

 

Captain Scarlet and the Silent Saboteur

 

Armada, 1967

John Teydon

Subtitled “Spectrum file No. 2”. Second of the Armada paperback novels. Very rare. Some black and white illustrations.

 

128 pages.

 

The Angels and the Creeping Enemy

 

Armada, 1968

John Teydon

Subtitled “Spectrum file No. 3”. Third and last of the Armada paperback novels, this one featuring almost exclusively the Angel Pack. Also very rare. Some black and white illustrations.

 

128 pages.

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 1: The Mysterons

 

Young Corgi Books, 1993

First of a new series of books for young readers. This one is an adaptation of the first episode of the television series. Quite interesting, even for adults, and certainly for fans.

The other titles of the series are...

 

2. “Noose of Ice”

3. “Lunarville 7”

4. “The Launching”

 

Fairly rare to find.

Some black and white illustrations.

 

Soft cover, 64 pages.

 

The Mysterons Noose of Ice Lunarville 7 The Launching

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Junior  Picture Story Books

 

Boxtree Books, 1993

Books for young readers, adaptation of TV episodes. 28 pages, half of which are colour illustrations.

 

Soft cover.

 

Renegade Rocket

Red Alert

Place of Angels

Mysteron Trap

 

Inferno

Fire at Rig 15

Flight 104

Spectrum Strikes Back

Captain Scarlet Easy to Read Books

 

Boxtree Books, 1993

Books for young readers.

 

Soft cover.

 
Adventure Holiday Moon Mission

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 1: Indestructible

 

Ravette Books, 1993

First of two graphic novels. Reprinting two comic strips from the TV21 comics, with the beautiful art of Ron Embleton.

 

Soft cover, 32 pages, full colours.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 2: Spectrum is Green

 

Ravette Books, 1993

 

Second of the two graphic novels. Reprinting two comic strips from the TV21 comics, the first from Michael Noble, the second from Barry Mitchell. 

Also included information on characters.

 

Soft cover, 32 pages, full colours.

 

Captain Scarlet (Pop-Up Books)

 

Graham Marks

 

Boxtree Ltd

(1993)

Race of Truth Solar Flare

 

 

MAGAZINES

 

Century 21

 

1990-1993

(15 issues)

 

A magazine dedicated to the works of Gerry Anderson and Century 21. Special note of interest on the last issue…  

 

40 pages.

Engale Publishing.

(Added pictures, June 29, 2014)

 

 

...“Century 21 No 15— Special Captain Scarlet Issue”

 

Winter 1993

 

A complete issue totally dedicated to Captain Scarlet. Lots of interesting stuffs, pictures in black and white.

If you have the chance to get your hands on this, don’t hesitate.  

40 pages.

 

 

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

 

Fleetway

1993-1994

(14 issues).

 

Featuring: "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons", "The Angels", "Zero X"

 

Issue 6

 

“Captain Scarlet Comic Book, Collector's Edition No. 1”

 

Carlton Books & Redan Publishing , 2001

Comic strip book comprising two complete stories: "Going For Gold" and "Snow Shock". 

Nice quality paper and full color.

28 pages.

“Captain Scarlet Comic Book, Collector's Edition No. 2”

 

Carlton Books & Redan Publishing , 2001

Comic strip book comprising two complete stories: "Labyrinth" and "The Spider's Web". 

Nice quality paper and full color.


28 pages.

“Captain Scarlet Comic Book, Collector's Edition No. 3” 

 

Carlton Books & Redan Publishing , 2001

Comic strip book comprising two complete stories: "Grandmaster" and "Satellite 4". Nice quality paper and full color.


28 pages.

 

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