Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Reprint This! - oh, wait, you have... ummm... anyway, this is the 20th installment...

Reprint This! is a periodic feature where I talk about some out-of-print comic book gems that are not available in collected form for readers to enjoy. This is hoping to let rights owners know that, yes, readers are out here, and we'd like to buy the things we can't get at this time!

Y'all get a break from things this week, because I went to all the trouble of drafting an article about how the late 1960s Thunderbirds strips from TV21 need to be collected again, especially because mine are in these stupidly pricy 48-page collections. Europeans have been overpaying for this format since the early 1960s, and what's needed is a proper old hardback with nice binding. Then I found out that such a thing actually exists already. It's 160 pages and it was released in 2002.

Well, let my poor research be a lesson to you all. Here, enjoy a couple of scans of this glorious Frank Bellamy artwork. Things will be back to normal in nine days. And now, the next time my pal chetbakerfan rings and asks if I want to go in with the shipping on an amazon.co.uk order, I know what I want!

(Originally posted December 18, 2007, 04:40 at hipsterdad's livejournal.)


  1. Grant, if you trotted over to frankbellamy.co.uk you'll see a complete list of Bellamy's work AND reprints too!
    Doesn't matter how many times I've seen these pictures, they still give me that buzz!

  2. Thank you for sharing! Now that I know about that checklist, I need to sit down with the slim albums that I have, and confirm that I have all the Bellamy stories in one place or another. Now to get them all in a single collection...