Back cover

Titled Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds, and released in late 1967, this was the 3rd year of the annuals and followed the same format as in the previous years.

The only cut-away in this annual was a fantasy craft know as "The Bean", that was designed by Brains. A rescue capsule able to withstand great heat, such as inside a volcano. It was used in the novel "The Bean is Born" and the cut-away featured on a two page spread.


  • Collision Course (Comic strip)
  • Thunderbird Action Flash (Feature on The Seascape oil rig)
  • Danger Zone (Grid game)
  • Emergency (Real news story)
  • Day Return From Death (Comic strip)
  • Four Hours to Eternity (Novel)
  • Funberbirds (Funny cartoons)
  • Mask of a Traitor (Comic strip)
  • Red Alert (Board game)
  • International Rescue (Feature)
  • Island of Fear (Comic strip)
  • Inferno (Novel)
  • Code of Courage (Comic strip)
  • Emergency (Real news story)
  • Funderbirds 2 (Funny cartoons)
  • The Bean is Born (Novel)
  • Footprints in the Snow (Comic strip)
  • Thunderbirds Action Flash (Feature on the Mole)
  • Aquarhoria (Novel)
  • Solar Probe (Game)
  • Thunderbirds Action Flash (Feature on the Crablogger)
  • Antarctic Fury (Comic strip)
  • Emergency (Real news story)
  • Funderbirds 3 (Funny cartoons)
  • Curse of Elastos (Cartoon strip)

Additional infoEdit

  • Country of Publ.: United Kingdom
  • Dimensions: 310mm x 210mm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Illustrator: Eric Eden
  • Pagination: 94 pages
  • Publ. Date: Late 1967
  • Copyright Date: 1968
  • Publisher: Century 21 Publishing Ltd
  • Distributor: City Magazines Ltd (UK)
  • Printers: Jarrold & Sons Ltd Norwich, England
  • Retail Price: 12/6 (62.5 New pence)

The Bean (Cutaway drawing)Edit

The bean


  • The installation pictured on the back cover is (part of) A'Ben Duh Oil Refinery from Ricochet. It was later used several times in Captain Scarlet and the Msterons.