Eagle Issue 1 - 14th April 1950 - SNIP

The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

Commando artist Keith Page follows up his profile of French artist Hugo Pratt with a look at the work of “Dan Dare” creator Frank Hampson… Anyone can see that Dan Dare’s space helmet just wouldn’t work. How could you possibly insert your head through the neck sealing ring and into that curved glass faceplate? Similarly,Continue reading The Impossible Space Helmet: Why Frank Hampson’s “Dan Dare” drives engineers crazy, but delights us still

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

Batman #1 SNIP

First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

Spaceship Away 44 Promo

In Review: Spaceship Away 44

The first issue of Spaceship Away for 2018 has been out for a few weeks now but this is the first chance I’ve had to give it a plug. Wrapped in a smashing new piece of Dan Dare related art by Graham Bleathman (which also features as the magazine’s centrespread), the issue continues Tim Booth‘sContinue reading In Review: Spaceship Away 44

Spaceship Away 43 - Cover SNIP

In Review: Spaceship Away 43

The latest issue of Spaceship Away, the glossy zine inspired by the adventures of Dan Dare in Eagle, is available now, wrapped in a Christmas cover by Don Harley. (What a shame this and other Christmas-inspired Dare art isn’t available as seasonal cards!) Tim Booth’s “Dan Dare: Shakedown Cruise” continues, spanning eight pages of theContinue reading In Review: Spaceship Away 43