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

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

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

Who was Ian Kennedy’s Space Captain Dave Garratt?

(Originally posted 29 March 2016 – updated 24 February 2019) There is a little known science fiction comics character called Dave Garratt who appeared in at least three of the Collins Boys’ Annuals published by William Collins Sons And Co Ltd (now part of HarperCollins) on the cusp of the 1960s. All three strips areContinue reading Who was Ian Kennedy’s Space Captain Dave Garratt?