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

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

Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow Issue 1 SNIP

Clean Living! How Britain’s “Arrow” comic helped promote healthy teeth in the 1960s

I recently came across copies of a 1960s promotional comic, Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow, which had a roster of creators that’s as impressive as regular comics of the period such as Eagle – including Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan and John Michael Burns. Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow – called simply Arrow in its editorial – ranContinue reading Clean Living! How Britain’s “Arrow” comic helped promote healthy teeth in the 1960s

Eagle Issue 1 - 14th April 1950 - SNIP

The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

Commando artist Keith Page follows up his profile of French artist Hugo Pratt with a look at the work of “Dan Dare” creator Frank Hampson… Anyone can see that Dan Dare’s space helmet just wouldn’t work. How could you possibly insert your head through the neck sealing ring and into that curved glass faceplate? Similarly,Continue reading The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

Batman #1 SNIP

First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction