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Time Bomb Comics and Anderson Entertainment launch new ‘Spectrum’ anthology

‘Spectrum’ will feature creators like Pete Woods, Steve Tanner, James Gray, and more.

Press Release

Time Bomb Comics and Anderson Entertainment are teaming up for the Spectrum anthology based on Gerry Anderson’s productions. The first graphic novel will be a 44-page comic anthology featuring three titles from Anderson: New Captain Scarlet, Space Precinct, and Terrahawks. Fans can expect Spectrum pre-order sales on Kickstarter in April with wider publication later in 2022.

The new anthology features creators Steve Tanner (writer), Pete Woods (artist) and James Grey (letters) on New Captain Scarlet; Richmond A Clements (writer) and James Gray (art and lettering) on Space Precinct; and Dan Whitehead (writer), Ste Pickford (artist) and James Grey (lettering) on Terrahawks. The cover will be drawn by Steve Pugh.

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If you’re unfamiliar, Gerry Anderson is best known for his work in British television starting in the 1960s up to the 1990s, and his shows remain popular with science fiction fans across the globe.

The three titles included in Spectrum span the genre from alien fighting to space-based police procedural. Bringing them together in this anthology will create an exciting and unique comic book.

Time Bomb Comics chief, Steve Tanner, spoke about the anthology and his hopes for the future: “Spectrum marks the first licensed title released through Time Bomb Comics and I’m delighted it features characters and concepts that are truly warmly recognized around the world.

“Like many of my generation I grew up enjoying the television shows created by Gerry Anderson and I’m thrilled that we’ve partnered with Anderson Entertainment to create new stories featuring some of his most iconic shows.”

Check out the cover by Pugh below.

Time Bomb Comics partners with Anderson Entertainment for the new Spectrum anthology

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

Time Bomb Comics is delighted to announce a new partnership with Anderson Entertainment in a

deal brokered by Larkshead Licensing. The first publication will be a 44-page comic anthology

featuring three cult titles from the mind of prolific creator Gerry Anderson: New Captain Scarlet,

Space Precinct and Terrahawks.

Gerry Anderson’s work was a huge part of the British television landscape from the 1960s to the

1990s, and his shows remain popular with science fiction fans across the globe. The three titles

included in Spectrum span the genre from alien fighting to space-based police procedural. Bringing

them together in this anthology will create an exciting and unique comic book.

New Captain Scarlet was a reboot of the original 1960s show broadcast in the 1990s. Using CGI as

an evolution of the original Supermarionation puppetry, the show followed the titular Captain

Scarlet in his battle against the invading Mysteron aliens. Terrahawks used an altered version of the

Supermacromation style, refined with 1980s technology and incorporating latex hand-puppets. The

series sees a ragtag group of humans defend Earth after the destruction of NASA. Finally, the 1990s

Space Precinct was a live action series that incorporated puppetry in creating realistic and

sophisticated alien characters. A police procedural set in space, it was known for its groundbreaking

special effects.

The creative teams for the new anthology are Steve Tanner (writer), Pete Woods (artist) and James

Grey (letters) on New Captain Scarlet; Richmond A Clements (writer) and James Gray (art and

lettering) on Space Precinct; and Dan Whitehead (writer), Ste Pickford (artist) and James Grey

(lettering) on Terrahawks. The cover will be drawn by Steve Pugh known for his work at DC, Marvel,

Dark Horse and 2000AD.

As a publisher focused on exciting, modern comics with an old-school feel this partnership is perfect

for Time Bomb Comics. Indeed, every aspect of the publication has been personally approved by

Jamie Anderson, Managing Director and CCO of Anderson Entertainment, and son of Gerry

Anderson. This collaboration is also perfectly timed as it coincides with Time Bomb Comics’ 15th

Anniversary Year and is an exciting development for the company.

Time Bomb Comics chief, Steve Tanner, spoke about the anthology and his hopes for the future:

“Spectrum marks the first licensed title released through Time Bomb Comics and I’m delighted it

features characters and concepts that are truly warmly recognised around the world.

“Like many of my generation I grew up enjoying the television shows created by Gerry Anderson

and I’m thrilled that we’ve partnered with Anderson Entertainment to create new stories featuring

some of his most iconic shows.

“New Captain Scarlet, Space Precinct, Terrahawks and Time Bomb Comics – what a combination!”

Anderson Entertainment chief, writer, producer and director, Jamie Anderson added:

“Seeing these three Anderson titles getting a new lease of life is a real thrill for me. The Time Bomb

team has done a fantastic job of building out the worlds, keeping an authentic feeling to the stories,

and making stunning looking strips. I can’t wait for Anderson fans across the globe to enjoy these

new stories”

Spectrum will be opening for pre-order sales on Kickstarter in April with publication later in 2022.

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