Spaceship Away Part 45 - Promotional Art

New Spaceship Away plunges back to 1950s for plenty of action and adventure

The summer issue of Spaceship Away – Part 45 is available now, wrapped in cover art by the late Ron Jobson, utilising art from the 1950s space adventure “Space Kingley” stories. (Art that, it has to be said, may have had a lasting influence on the design team of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds?). Inside, there’s theContinue reading New Spaceship Away plunges back to 1950s for plenty of action and adventure

Spaceship Away Issue 8 features a centre spread by Gerald of the Anastasia, Dan Dare's personal spacecraft, in atmospheric flight.

In Memoriam: Eagle artist Gerald Palmer

We’re sorry to belatedly report the passing of comic artist and illustrator Gerald Palmer, who passed away peacefully at his Jersey home on Wednesday, 16th August, 2017, aged 82. Born in 1935 in Jersey, Gerald was encouraged toward an artistic career at school and by fellow artist Edmund Blampied. He went on to study at PortsmouthContinue reading In Memoriam: Eagle artist Gerald Palmer

Derek Pierson in the Eagle in 1966

In Memoriam: Comics Letterer and Designer Derek Pierson

We’re sorry to report the passing of Derek Pierson, who once self deprecatingly described his comics career as “from Hulton’s to IPC Magazines with Fleetway, taking a chunk of the middle”. Aged 77, he had been ill for some time. A backroom staffer and letterer of immense talent, his description of his working life, from what hisContinue reading In Memoriam: Comics Letterer and Designer Derek Pierson

Spaceship Away Part 18

Spaceship Away 18 Arrives!

After a few printing delays, we’re pleased to report that Spaceship Away Part 18 – the British comics SF magazine inspired by space hero Dan Dare – is now available, and most prepaid subscriber issues have been posted. Apart from its regular three Dan Dare strips – with Keith Page’s Rocket Pilot prequel story reachingContinue reading Spaceship Away 18 Arrives!