The Spacefleet Helicar, as released for the Dan Dare Picture Card series released by Calvert in 1954. Via EBay

Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions

A discovery of an auction item of Dan Dare-related art by Frank Hampson sheds welcome light on the artist and writer’s visionary design work, and how he not only drew on contemporary design but came up with all-new inventions for the “Dan Dare” comic strip for Eagle, some that would become reality. Auctioned in 2017Continue reading Unearthed: Early Dan Dare designs by Frank Hampson inspired inspired by innovative 1950s inventions

Spaceship Away Issue 47 - Cover SNIP

Spaceship Away springs into 2019 with a focus on Dan Dare artist Don Harley

The first issue of the Dan Dare-inspired title Spaceship Away for 2019 – Issue 47 – is available now, featuring front and back covers, and a centre spread, by veteran artist Don Harley. Don of course worked on the original “Dan Dare” adventures for Eagle and became the backbone of the strip, especially during Hampson’s periodsContinue reading Spaceship Away springs into 2019 with a focus on Dan Dare artist Don Harley

Dan Dare - Journey Through Time by "Danny" SNIP

2000AD’s “Lost” Dan Dare Finale by Gavin Aslett Revisited – in colour!

Back in 2014, after Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine first announced collections of the “Dan Dare” stories published in early editions of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, we featured an item on artist and photographer Gavin Aslett‘s continuation of the story – and now we have some art from a new, colour version based on his tale,Continue reading 2000AD’s “Lost” Dan Dare Finale by Gavin Aslett Revisited – in colour!

Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction