From its launch 1965, "TV Century 21" (later known simply as "TV 21") was the smash-hit British comic of the 1960s. Its in-house tie-in with the science-fiction puppet series created by Gerry Anderson's Century 21 Productions guaranteed success with young fans keen to read more about their TV heroes, in an era before video technology enabled viewers to relive favorite TV shows at will. "Thunderbirds," "Lady Penelope," "Fireball XL5," "Stingray," "Captain Scarlet," and "Joe 90" all burst forth in full color from the magazine's packed pages, in stories illustrated by such giants of the comic industry as Frank Bellamy, Don Harley, Mike Noble, Ron and Gerry Embleton, and "Cervic," the pen-name used by the team of Carlos Pino and Vicente Alcazar. In this acclaimed series of reprints, authorized and supervised by Gerry Anderson himself, Chris Bentley has assembled some of the most thrilling stories from the classic years of "TV21." Featuring material never reprinted before, this superb showcase of Anderson's most popular characters will be an essential purchase for all Anderson fans and all enthusiasts for classic British comics.
Chris Bentley was the Chair of Fanderson, the Official Gerry Anderson Fan Club, for more than 10 years. He is the author of "The Complete Book of Gerry Anderson's UFO "and "The Complete Gerry Anderson."