Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gerry Anderson Passes Away, Aged 83

Gerry Anderson's work has influenced comics hugely, and many of his characters including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Joe 90 and more have been made into fantastic strips appeareing in many different titles.

Unfortunalty, Gerry passed away at the age if 83 today, but his work lives on, both on television and in comics. Here is a fantastic UFO strip from Countdown issue four, illustrated by another Gerry - Gerry Haylock

Both Joe 90 and Lady Penelope got their very own comics in the 60's, but sadly neither of them lasted very long, folding almost as quckly as they had begun. 

If you have any comics that feature strips about Gerry's characters, take a few minutes to read or re-read them. Wether you're new to them or not, I'm sure you'll agree they're all fantastic!

You can read some very detailed articles about Gerry's work in British comics over on this site here:

R.I.P Gerry Anderson - 1929 - 2012

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