Dan Dare - Return toTerra Nova by John Ridgway and Nick Spender - SNIP

Lost Dan Dare: “Return to Terra Nova” by John Ridgway and Nick Spender

We’re currently running a series of articles by Jeremy Briggs on attempts down the decades to either relaunch Eagle, or create a comic on similar lines. In that spirit, here’s a couple of pages from a  lost Dan Dare project, “Return to Terra Nova“, written by John Ridgway with art by Nick Spender. The stripContinue reading Lost Dan Dare: “Return to Terra Nova” by John Ridgway and Nick Spender

Bovril Brigade 2015 - Cover

“Bovril Brigade” Revived for brand’s 130th Anniversary: Pat Mills Pens Celebratory Comics

2000AD creator and writer of the 1980s Eagle Dan Dare stories, Pat Mills to re-launch the Bovril Brigade in a limited edition print comic celebrating Britain’s greatest tales of adventure and human endurance – which you can also read online. The original ‘Bovril Brigade’ were a crew of problem-solving characters, last printed in the original Eagle 50 yearsContinue reading “Bovril Brigade” Revived for brand’s 130th Anniversary: Pat Mills Pens Celebratory Comics

Spaceship Away 33 Cover

Spaceship Away sings for new sales (sort of)

The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired Spaceship Away (Issue 33) includes a great free gift – a “How to Speak Mercurian” booklet, attributed to Dan Dare’s top scientist, Jocelyn Peabody. Dan Dare fans will recall the strip’s Mercurians sang rather than spoke in the long-running original strip in the Eagle, and an unnamed writer has putContinue reading Spaceship Away sings for new sales (sort of)

Dambusters comic released for Kindle

Ace comic artist and illustrator Nick Spender has been beavering away on The Story of the Dambusters, a comics project telling the story of  “Operation Chastise” for a long time, occasionally mailing me pages of work in progress. At last, we’re pleased to report that he’s finally published it as a digital edition for KindleContinue reading Dambusters comic released for Kindle

Spaceship Away 27 on sale now

Issue 27 of the Eagle-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away is available now, this time with a background theme drawing on the Dan Dare story The Red Moon, featuring a number of paintings relating to that story from both Don Harley and Tim Booth. Most importantly, aside from ne Dan Dare and other comic strips, theContinue reading Spaceship Away 27 on sale now