In Review: Spaceship Away Issue 39 – highlights Ian Kennedy, offers new Dan Dare adventures

The latest issue of Spaceship Away, the magazine devoted to Dan Dare, Eagle and its many creators is out now, offering a great line up of strips and features behind a cover by the late Frank Bellamy. Tim Booth continues his new adventures of Dan Dare with “Parsecular Tales” and “Mercury Revenant“in the issue, the formerContinue reading In Review: Spaceship Away Issue 39 – highlights Ian Kennedy, offers new Dan Dare adventures

Some of the Dan Dare Team: Frank Hampson, Greta Tomlinson, Frank's father, Robert, Harold Johns and Eric Eden

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Three

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others.  Here, Roger charts the takeover of Hulton and the Eagle… HisContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Three

A magnificent Dan Dare bronze on display during "Yesterday's Tomorrow" event at the British Interplanetary Society in April 2015.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Dan Dare at the British Interplanetary Society

  To co-incide with the 65th anniversary of seminal British picture strip weekly, Eagle, the British Interplanetary Society held a one day conference on Tuesday 14th April 2015 entitled ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’. Richard Sheaf reports… A packed programme introduced by the Society’s president, Alistair Scott (who revealed the Eagle had helped him learn English as boy)Continue reading Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Dan Dare at the British Interplanetary Society

Eagle Issue 1, Volume 1 - Cover

British Interplanetary Society to celebrate the Eagle comic and the launch of the career of Dan Dare

  On the 14th April 1950, a generation of spotty kids, some of which would become major players in British aerospace business, picked up an imposing colourful and authoritative weekly magazine (masquerading as a comic) which had been especially designed to introduce them to an exciting technical future, while at the same time preparing themContinue reading British Interplanetary Society to celebrate the Eagle comic and the launch of the career of Dan Dare

The permanent Dan Dare exhibit at the Atkinson, Southport. Image courtesy the Atkinson.

Dan Dare art and memorabilia part of permanent new exhibit in Southport, Frank Hampson’s home town

A new museum in Southport features a permanent display of some Dan Dare art  by his creator, Frank Hampson along with other Eagle memorabilia, helping to mark the comic’s 65th year since first publication.   The Atkinson is Southport’s new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in theContinue reading Dan Dare art and memorabilia part of permanent new exhibit in Southport, Frank Hampson’s home town