Miscellaneous: COMIC STRIPS
CAPTAIN SCARLET and the MYSTERONS UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE
Maintained by Chris Bishop
The following information has been taken from diverse
sources, but mostly comes from "Time Screen Magasine No. 21
Extra", Spring 1995. )
“Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons” had been the
subject of many drawing artists, for a number of comic strips over the
years. In the sixties, they had appeared in a weekly magazines, like “TV
Century 21”, “Action 21”, “Countdown”, etc. and also in “TV
21 Annuals”, a couple of “Captain Scarlet Annuals” (1967,
1968), the “Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet Annual” (1969), and
“Countdown Annuals” (See BOOKS & MAGASINES
In 1988, “Action 21” was reprinted for a number of 10 issues… It was just too bad the series didn’t continue, so that a new generation, as well as the “old” one would see those marvellous drawings of “Captain Scarlet”, “Thunderbirds”, “Stingray” and all the others from artists such asRon Embleton, Frank Bellamy and Mike Noble...
Two more Annuals of “Captain Scarlet and the
Mysterons” were published in those years, reprinting some comic strips
pages of the earlier annuals.
From 1993 to 1994, 14 issues of a new series of comic
featuring “Captain Scarlet” were published, featuring reprints of the
60’s as well as new material. The series then merged with the
“Thunderbirds” comic, along with the “Stingray” comic.
The following list contains all the issues of the
magazines that, at some point or another, had carried a “Captain
Scarlet” comic strip or of any related materials (“The Mysterons”,
“The Angels”…). As each strip was generally part of an ongoing
story, the title for the first episode (if and when available), has been
indicated. Drawing artists (and in later years, plot writers) appears with
the majority of these stories.
If any mistakes, errors and omissions, please communicate with me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) so I would make the proper corrections! I would also be grateful to any of you who might be able to provide me with some scans of those strip, by artists whose drawings don't appear on this page.
Because of the heaviness of the comic strips pages previously posted on this site, I decided to separate the information on many pages instead. Just click on the following links for the information you're looking for:
If you are a collector, looking for all the Captain Scarlet comic strips, you can download for yourself the Captain Scarlet comic strip checklist, which might help you out. With the exception of the stories which appeared in the Annuals, every Captain Scarlet strip appears onto that list, with the magazine issue(s) in which each part has been published. On that same checklist, you can also find the titles of the magazines in which some of those same strips were reprinted over the years. Happy hunting!
(Solo - TV Tornado(1rst Series) - TV Tornado & Solo - TV Tornado (2nd series)
(The New Lady Penelope - Lady Penelope (second series)
(TV Century 21 - TV 21 (first series)
(TV 21 and TV Tornado - Countdown - TV Action + Countdown)
(Action 21 - Century 21 (first series) - Sunday (News of the Word Magazine) - Ravette Books - Fleetway Magazines (Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds) - Redan Magazines.)
UPDATES February 22, 2004
PETITION FOR A BOOK OF CAPTAIN SCARLET COMIC STRIPS REPRINTS!
The Spectrum Headquarters site is trying to make the news this time, by offering to its visitors the possibility of signing an online petition, that will eventually be presented to the Carlton Publishing Group of Carlton International. This petition will ask that Carlton would consider the possibility of releasing a book similar to the one that was released last year, and in which were collected reprints of TV Century 21 strips of "Thunderbirds". Considering the now very likely possibility that the new Captain Scarlet CGI series - which is presently in preparation - will indeed be aired soon on TV, and the merchandises that will surely be associated to it, this very well could mark a great opportunity for Carlton to release those old strips of the ORIGINAL hero.
None of the strips run were ever reprinted entirely. So you are all invited to read the petition, and add your signature to it. This site will make contact with other related sites, to see if they would accept to put a link through this petition, so it would be possible to generate as many signatures as possible.
If you own a Gerry Anderson related site and do add the link to your site, you can contact me so I would be able to express my thanks to your interest, and add your name to the list of links and sponsors to this project, onto the petition page.
To those who are a little bit concerned about putting your names online: rest assured that all signatures, and especially e-mail addresses are confidential. Only the webmaster of the Spectrum Headquarters site, the administrator of its companion forum, and the people at Carlton will see them, so you don't have to be worried that you'll start receiving spam, publicity, all kind of unwanted e-mails or other contacts that may bother you. Leaving your e-mail address is, in any case, optional, but it gives credentials to your identity.
When people sign the petition, they can also leave a comment - that is also an option. The administrators of this site may take comments left on the petition to post on the forum or on this page, as a measure of encouragement for more people to sign the petition. Be assured that the comments will stay ANONYMOUS. No name will be used without the consent of any person who would sign the petition.
Be many to sign!