>He's not any hero. He's an English Hero.
The future has come and gone.
But the man called Dan Dare is here.
Retirement never looked so good for one.
Sometimes the past will just not let you rest.
Ennis & Erskine's Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future
And here we go...
That's only a tad offsetting Dan
wherein you can't go off like that
What a nice bunch of citizens
Damn it and he seemed like a stand up guy haha
wherein hold the line fellas
Alright, that's pretty hilarious
Nope, I've seen some torrents around but I don't know if any of those are comprehensive.
That's some nice explaining
whereing the jig is up
The laying on the floor thing is so undignified
The Mekon does think out of the box
wherein suit up and ship out
wherein nothing says welcome like old friends
That wasn't very nice at all.
wherein this is our double sized finale
Are you really confused Mekon?
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy
Can't put a good guy down, not for long.
As always I hope someone out there enjoyed this/
I did, see you around.
Grant Morrison's and Rian Hughes' Dare was fucking fantastic...anyone have a link/care to storytime it? I'd love to re-read that, very under-rated part of Morrison's canon...and Rian Hughes "Atomic" ligne-claire, pre-digital era art looks FUCKING FANTASTIC.
They retconned that unfortunately:
Wish someone would reprint all the original Eagle stuff. I used to have an old Dan Dare annual when I was a kid and it was a glorious technicolour thing - a lot like the Trigan Empire stripe in the equally-as-old Look and Learn magazine.
When 2000AD first launched the flagship strip was a rebooted Dan Dare and they took a lot of liberties which pissed an awful lot of people off - it sank in quality so damn quick. Luckily there was that new guy on the fancy bike with the fancy gun in the dystopian Mega City One who took over as the main character.
>When Winston was at the Admiralty, the Board objected to some suggestion of his on the grounds that it would not be in accord with naval tradition. ‘Naval tradition? Naval tradition?’ said Winston. ‘Monstrous. Nothing but rum, sodomy, prayers and the lash.’
Would it be most appropriate to play God Save the Queen, Heart of Oak or Do You Remember Love in this scene?
Less of a heart-felt love letter to Britain?
They chopped off his hand and gave him a gauntlet which shot laser beams; he dressed like a 70s bloke; talked like TV hard-man Lewis Collins; and generally wasn't a Mar-vell-esque embodiment of his previous ideals. In short it was like a preview of what happened to most characters in the 90s: x-treme! x-attitude! - less a well loved character and more a product of its time.
and this is a good approximation of the OG stuff
Dave Gibbons did some good early work on it, though. It's cool to see older Anons commenting! Well, I assume you're past your mid-thirties? That's the vibe I get from your posts.