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?
Yesterday on iO9, young James W got the shock of his life from a realistic Popeye figurine, a 3D toy cast somewhere between Frank Miller’s Marv and Robin William’s turn in the Altman movie.
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.
If you are in London during the next two months (ending April 23rd) then the Cartoon Museum is having a bit of a beano celebrating forty years of 2000AD. Judge Dredd, Dan Dare, Slaine et al are all on display.
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.
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.