Latest Spaceship Away Now Available
The fifteenth issue of ‘Classic’ Dan Dare magazine Spaceship Away is now on sale direct from the official website or from specialist shops.
Behind the Tim Booth cover are the regular Dare strips of Green Nemesis
with art by Don Harley and Tim Booth, Booth’s own Gates Of Eden
and Ray Aspen’s Dan Dare based humour strips Mekki
and Our Bertie
. Keith Page’s Dare prequel Rocket Pilot
and the 1950s reprint strip Journey Into Space
continue whilst Sydney Jordan’s Hal Starr
draws to a conclusion. A new strip begins in the CGI shape of Iain McClumpha’s Space Girls
which, based on a single preview image in the previous issue, has divided opinion in the letters column as to whether it should be included in the title or not. The highlight of the issue however is a warts and all reminiscence by original Hampson studio artist Greta Tomlinson for her time working on Dan Dare combined with a painted cutaway by Graham Bleathman of the Bakehouse studio that she worked in in 1950.
There is also a sneak preview of Mike Nicoll’s highly detailed CG art for downthetube’s
own John Freeman’s space strip, Ex Astris
, which begins in the next issue. Also starting next time is Ron Turner’s Nick Hazard
strip newly coloured by John Ridgway.
issue 15 costs £6.99 for its 44 glossy colour pages. More details are available on the website
along with details of the new Spaceship Away
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.
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