I featured it recently and now Spectrum is now running well on Kickstarter. Below are some more details of this new comics anthology.
All new Gerry Anderson inspired comics project takes Kickstarter by storm
Time Bomb Comics is delighted to announce that the new Spectrum Anthology has surpassed its
Kickstarter funding goal for pre-orders within its first four hours, as well as meeting its first stretch goal in the first weekend. Featuring three popular titles from the mind of prolific creator Gerry Anderson, the enthusiasm of backers is testament to the enduring appeal and continued relevance of these classic properties.
Gerry Anderson’s work was a huge part of the British television landscape from the 1960s to the
2000s, and his shows remain popular with sci-fi fans across the globe. The three titles included in
Spectrum (New Captain Scarlet, Space Precinct and Terrahawks) span the genre from alien threats
to space-based police procedural, and bringing them together in one book creates an exciting and unique comic book event.
New Captain Scarlet was a reboot of the original 1960s show broadcast in the 2000s. 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 handpuppets. 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 renowned for
its groundbreaking special effects.
The creative teams behind 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 Marvel,
DC, 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 the annual Gerry Anderson Day celebrations on April 14.
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. 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”
The 44-page anthology is the first publication to come out of a new partnership with Anderson
Entertainment in a deal brokered by Larkshead Licensing. Spectrum is live on Kickstarter now and
can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timebomb/spectrum-4
44 Pages, Full Colour, Perfect Bound
Kickstarter Link: Spectrum by Steve Tanner — Kickstarter