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

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Spaceship Away 48 sports spiffing John M. Burns cover

The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away (Issue 48) is on sale now, sports a  great cover and double-page poster by 2000AD artist John M. Burns. Burns best-known work on Dan Dare is for a strip for the New Eagle, published between 1990 and 1991, but he was also chosen byContinue reading Spaceship Away 48 sports spiffing John M. Burns cover

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Filling in the Gaps: who remembers the 1960s custom comic, “Signal”?

Regular readers will recall our coverage for a custom comic Ivory Castle Arrow, published in the early 1960s featuring art by Don Harley and John Michael Burns as part of promotions for The Signal Club, a product of Unilever‘s marketing machine to encourage sales of its toothpaste. But that title wasn’t the company’s first toothpaste-inspiredContinue reading Filling in the Gaps: who remembers the 1960s custom comic, “Signal”?

Dan Dare by Don Harley

Don Harley “Dan Dare” art from early Spaceship Away up for auction

A page of Don Harley‘s original art featuring Eagle‘s Dan Dare, from the story “The Phoenix Mission” published in Spaceship Away Issue 3 published back in 2004, is up for sale on eBay. Offered by Des Shaw, the publisher of Spaceship Away, the original art, measuring 15 x 20 inches is one of many pieces DonContinue reading Don Harley “Dan Dare” art from early Spaceship Away up for auction

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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