Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Barrie Tomlinson, Pat Mills, John Wagner and Ian Kennedy. Dan Dare © Dan Dare Corporation

1980s “Dan Dare” Reprints – A Quick Update

As regular downthetubes readers know, I recently suggested it was perhaps time the 1980s Dan Dare stories, published in “New Eagle” were collected. Well, there’s a bit of good news on that front – but it requires some patience. Responding to our suggestion for a polite write-in campaign – thank you to everyone who contactedContinue reading 1980s “Dan Dare” Reprints – A Quick Update

Dan Dare: The Man from Nowhere

Mega City Book Club celebrates landmark 100th podcast with a Dan Dare flashback

The long-running Mega City Book Club podcast, primarily devoted to the collected editions of 2000AD stories, celebrates its milestone one hundredth episode with a look back at the Dragon’s Dream collection of Dan Dare: The Man from Nowhere, published back in 1979.Continue reading Mega City Book Club celebrates landmark 100th podcast with a Dan Dare flashback

A page from Philip Harbottle's Original Dan Dare story, 'Operation Neptune'

Dan Dare Fan Fiction – from the 1950s!

Inspired by the “Dan Dare” comic in Eagle and listening to the space hero’s adventures on Radio Luxembourg, Philip Harbottle not only created comic strips documenting the Dan Dare Radio Adventures, some featured in our Episode Guide – he created his own stories in the 1950s, too, pre-dating much other fan fiction based on theContinue reading Dan Dare Fan Fiction – from the 1950s!

Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Barrie Tomlinson, Pat Mills, John Wagner and Ian Kennedy. Dan Dare © Dan Dare Corporation

Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

The 1980s Dan Dare stories came up in discussion over the weekend, which prompted me to suggest that if fans wanted to see them reprinted, then they needed to write to Titan Comics, who currently hold the license to republish the strips, and politely ask them, not just mutter about it on social media adContinue reading Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

Recording a scene of "Space Command". Image: CBC

Radio Luxembourg’s “Dan Dare” – an unexpected Canadian Connection!

downthetubes continues to track down Dan Dare-related items of ephemera and interest. One unexpected discovery is that the theme tune for the Radio Luxembourg Dan Dare radio show was also used for the 1950’s SF show Space Command, whose regular cast included a young James Doohan, better known as Star Trek‘s Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. WrittenContinue reading Radio Luxembourg’s “Dan Dare” – an unexpected Canadian Connection!