Planet Replicas Ltd – makers of many 2000AD-inspired items – has begun taking orders for a limited edition release of the Mekon as he appeared in “Dan Dare” in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
A limited edition of just 350 pieces, this is the first ever licensed Mekon statue based on the 2000AD run of “Dan Dare”, and inspired by the stunning work of Dave Gibbons.
“The Mekon is one of the most iconic villains in British comic history, and makes an important piece for any connoisseur to celebrate the strip throughout the decades,” say Planet Replicas.
The Mekon figure, the result of a digital sculpt by top artist Alex Ronald, paint master by Leigh Shepherd and based on a prototype by Mandy Smith and Daniel Carey-George, comes either fully finished or in kit form.
Each version comes supplied with a clear rod based stand system, enabling the resin based statue to ‘hover’ at approximately 350mm high (including stand).
• Delivery of the models is expected in the third quarter of 2016. To pre-order, either finished (£85) or in kit form (£65) visit this page on the Planet Replicas site
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.