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PublisherTitan Books Ltd
Publication date25th December 2009
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Classic Dan Dare Safari in Space
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Graham Marks, our August 2010 Guest Editor, on comic book classics: "I’ve always loved comics and I remember the first time I was awed by sheer genius was when I came across Frank Hampson’s Dan Dare, and for someone who originally wanted to be an artist, his work was completely inspirational. Later on I found Jack Kirby, an amazingly creative man who wrote and drew some of the best ever Marvel and DC comics (check out his Fourth World Saga*). I learnt so much about the art and craft of storytelling from comics, and owe these two a particular debt."
*These books may be difficult to find.
SynopsisClassic Dan Dare Safari in Space by Frank Hampson
It's chocks away once again as Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, returns! First published in classic British comic Eagle, this is perhaps the most seminal adventure of one of Britain's best-loved characters, presented in a gorgeous library edition. When Dan and his crew are abducted from a well-earned holiday, they cannot believe the identity of their abductor - the brilliant, long-missing Scottish scientist Galileo McHoo! But their captor reveals an even more astonishing secret: he knows what happened to Dan's father, and wants to set out to find him using a fantastic, experimental spacecraft! Join Dan and the gang on the amazing search for 'Terra Nova' - and Dan Dare Senior!
About The Author
Frank Hampson was perhaps best known as the creator and original artist for Dan Dare, but he also illustrated a number of children's books for Ladybird. Dan Dare was first published in the British comic The Eagle in April 1950, and was last published as an ongoing series in 1996 - although Dan had undergone more than a few changes by then.
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