After a trial issue [#0] in November 1997, #1 appeared in 1998.
Contributions included Joel Lane writing on music, and Chris Murphy writing on UFOs , Men In Black, and their connection to fairies. A reprint of the article "A Day Of Lies" by Chris Evans from the 1981 fanzine Start Breaking Up was also featured. A second edition was planned, but abandoned.
Paul Kincaid says of Thunderbox, "It looks like an archetypal Britzine of the mid-1980s (a reprint from Start Breaking Up of 1981 does nothing to hinder the impression), though that is not necessarily a bad thing. Above all, it is not a perzine but another honest-to-god genzine."