A montage of Dan Dare (from an advert in 208 Magazine) and the villain Perranault, from the Horlicks Spaceman's Handbook

Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!

Following up on the addition of a new “guide page” to The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, which aired on Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s, downthetubes is pleased to present one of the much-sought after episodes, reproduced with kind permission of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited. Episodes of this series are very rare and we are veryContinue reading Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!

Dan Dare #1 Cover C - Art by Chris Weston SNIP

Titan’s new Dan Dare adventures from Peter Milligan and Alberto Foche debut in October

Titan Comics has announced new details for their upcoming four-issue mini-series, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, written by Peter Milligan (Shade, X-Statix, Enigma) and top Spanish artist Alberto Foche. Britain’s greatest hero latest comics incarnation debuts in October 2017, featuring a stunning cover by Christian Ward (ODY-C, Black Bolt), with variant covers from Alberto FocheContinue reading Titan’s new Dan Dare adventures from Peter Milligan and Alberto Foche debut in October

Dan Dare Exhibition Poster - The Seaside Museum 2017

Dan Dare goes to the Seaside for new exhibition

Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017. Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of hisContinue reading Dan Dare goes to the Seaside for new exhibition

Dan Dare: Mission of the Earthmen

Titan’s Dan Dare collections resume later this year with “Mission of the Earthmen”

After a lengthy hiatus, we’re delighted to report Titan Comics is to resume the original Dan Dare collections first published under Titan Books featuring strips from Eagle comic, with Mission to the Earthmen, which will be released in October 2017. In Mission to the Earthmen, Dan and Digby are carrying out a reconnaissance mission over a newlyContinue reading Titan’s Dan Dare collections resume later this year with “Mission of the Earthmen”

Egmont's comic archive arrives at Rebellion. Image: Rebellion

Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works

The surviving  bound comics volumes and comics art from the Egmont archive has arrived at new owners Rebellion‘s Oxford HQ, another step in the process of seeing some great British girls and boys comics material get back into print. 2000AD‘s owners bought Egmont’s classics comic titles first published by Fleetway Editions and characters earlier thisContinue reading Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works