Author(s): Hampson, Frank
It's chocks away and tally-ho, chaps - Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, is back! First published in classic British comic The Eagle, these are the original adventures of one of the best known and loved of British comic characters, presented in a new series of gorgeous library editions from Titan. In this interplanetary epic, Dan and his trusty crew must head once more into the dangerous, icy depths of space to uncover the secrets of a strange red moon that has entered the Solar System and threatens Earth with destruction! Includes a brand new foreword by Uncanny X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and part two of a previously unseen interview with Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson!
BBC Cult, review by Nev Fountain, 14 December 2004: " Dan Dare is the quintessence of future nostalgia. It's a wonderfully exciting collection of stories, escapism for boys in short trousers stuffed full of catapults and cigarette cards."; Go! Essex Chronicle: " A classic '50s adventure series, beautfully illustrated by Frank Hampson..."
Frank Hampson is perhaps best known as the creator and original artist for Dan Dare, but he also illustrated a number of children's books. 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.