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

Spaceship Away 48 - Cover SNIP

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

Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

A new item destined for the Classic UK Comics Zines archive thanks to downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is a rare edition of the one-shot fanzine published in October 1969, Ultima Thule, thanks to its original editor, artist and Dan Dare fan Andrew Skilleter, today best known, perhaps, for his Doctor Who art. Devoted to Dan DareContinue reading Rare one-shot 1960s Dan Dare zine featuring contributions from Ron Embleton and Frank Hampson, heads to Classic UK Comic Zines digital archive

Carl Giles at work in his garden in 1945, filmed by British Pathé

WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945, many created for Reynold’s News were brought together in 2017 inContinue reading WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

Authenticity of Frank Hampson art in upcoming Italian auction confirmed

Last month, we reported that Italian auction house Urania is hosting a sale of original comic art and illustration in Parma on 11th May 2019 – and it includes a number of items by British artists including a Dan Dare-inspired artwork by Frank Hampson. When we posted the story, some fans doubted its authenticity, butContinue reading Authenticity of Frank Hampson art in upcoming Italian auction confirmed