Thursday, January 3, 2013

Captain's Library: FIREBALL XL5 "Unknown Planet"

With the passing of legendary creator/producer Gerry Anderson...
...we'll be devoting January to comic adaptations of his massive body of work, beginning with Fireball XL5! and this unseen-in-America story from the British 1963 Fireball XL5 Annual by Collins Publishing.
This strip, one of several in the hardcover Annual, doesn't have creative credits. 
However, the title page of the Annual lists all the comic strip creators without specifying which stories they did!
Writers: Dennis Spooner and John Hynam
Artists: Eric Eden, Eddie Paul and Gerry Embleton
(Note: Spooner contributed a number of scripts to Anderson tv series including Fireball, Stingray, Thunderbirds, and UFO, as well as writing the new "framing" sequences for Alien Attack, the movie adapting the Space: 1999 episodes "Breakaway" and "War Games".)
Be back next week when we present more Gerry Anderson creations in all their graphic glory!

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