Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.
Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.
Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.
A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.
On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.
• Dan Dare Exhibition runs until 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions, Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.