Pilot of the Future Dan Dare is flying high with a Gold prize at the New York Festivals Radio Program and Promotions Awards. How’s that for a big finish?
Somewhere out there in cyberspace is an interview with Peter Milligan where he debates the futility in trying to recreate the Eagle’s flagship comic strip, Dan Dare. Part of me wants to yatter on about the ambition of such a strip, part concedes the point that Frank Hampson’s Pilot of the Future was a product of a…
“Hi, I’m Jocelyn. Fly me!” It’s funny, but a couple of months back, a cover for Titan Comics’ Lost Fleet publication made me think it was their long promised Dan Dare revival. Obviously it wasn’t, but now the new Daniel is on the doorstep it doesn’t have the air of McGregor Dare.
Britain’s classic comic space hero Dan Dare takes off once more this October in a new series from Titan Comics. The new update for the character is being written by comics veteran Peter Milligan and drawn by Alberto Fouche.
Space-star Dan Dare is returning to the airwaves, or at least CD and digital download. Eagle’s eponymous hero returns this December in a bumper pack of audio adventures from B7 Media, released through eternal Doctor Who cheerleaders Big Finish.
Its a conspiracy! Brexit is a fiendish Mekon plot! Or maybe not, but in a post-Referendum world where those of a Leaving persuasion congratulate UK astronaut Tim Peake with the caveat “No need to do it again”, ambitions for the space industry seem to be coming down to earth.
April 3 is National Tweed Day but there seems to be some confusion over its origins. Is it celebrating Scottish craftsmanship in the textile industry, a crooked American politician or a comic strip super-spy?
Rebellion have dusted off a strange piece of history from the 2000AD archives, namely the Seventies reworking of the classic Pilot of the Future, Dan Dare.