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Dan Dare is a British science fiction comic hero, created by illustrator Frank Hampson who also wrote the first stories, that is, the Venus and Red Moon stories, and a complete storyline for Operation Saturn. Dare appeared in the Eagle comic story Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future in 1950, dramatised seven times a week on Radio Luxembourg.

The stories were set in the late 1990s, but the dialogue and manner of the characters is reminiscent of British war films of the 1950s. Dan Dare has been described as “Biggles in Space” and as the British equivalent of Buck Rogers. Dan Dare was distinguished by its long, complex storylines, snappy dialogue and meticulously illustrated comic-strip artwork by Hampson and other artists, including Harold Johns, Don Harley, Bruce Cornwell, Greta Tomlinson, Frank Bellamy and Keith Watson.

The most recent mainstream story was a Dan Dare mini-series published by Virgin Comics. It was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Gary Erskine and is a completely new and somewhat darker interpretation of Dan Dare. Since October 2003, however, Dare’s adventures have also continued in Spaceship Away, a specialist magazine created by Rod Barzilay by agreement with the Dan Dare Corporation. Published three times a year, its mission statement is to continue the original Dare’s adventures where the original Eagle left off, in a style as close to that of the classic strip as possible. To that end, Barzilay originally hired former Eagle artist Keith Watson, and following Watson’s death Don Harley, both of whom had drawn Dare in the 1960s, to work on the strips which are written very much in the style of the fifties stories. Despite a fairly small circulation (it is available only via mail order, through its own Web site or in a select few comic shops), Spaceship Away continues to appear.

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UPDATE 05-05-2018

Dan Dare’s Space Annual 1963

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UPDATE 26-01-2018

Pop-Up Action Book, Pilot of the future


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Book 10 (large file)

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Holiday Special 1991

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UPDATE 08-01-2018

Annual 1979,1980


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Controversial Memoirs 1-4




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UPDATE 27-09-2016

Holiday special 1990

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Project Nimbus

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Solid space mystery

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UPDATE 22-06-2015

Spacebook

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Annual 1991, Book 1,2



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Book 3,4


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Book 5,6,7



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32 responses »

  1. Anthony Kirk says:

    What has happened to the man from nowhere, rogue planet and the phantom fleet?

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  2. enrico borea says:

    Please
    the man from nowhere, rogue planet and the phantom fleet

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  3. Mr Tweedy says:

    Some Dan Dare items from the LibGen site –
    Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future Hamlyn book:
    http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/An73DnfS/file.html
    Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future – In Pop-Up Action Pictures (1953.Juvenile):
    http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/auwt03zR/file.html
    Dan Dare – Book 10 – Reign of the Robots (big file size – 262MB):
    http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/IfrHwgco/file.html

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  4. Jack says:

    Dan Dare Holiday Special 1991 is now in dropbox for you.

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  5. Hiram says:

    First, Thanks for all you share and sorry for my poor english. I’m Brazilian. The links for ukdand01 to ukdand03 apparently don’t work .

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  6. ComicsFiend says:

    You are welcome! Organizing other. Once done, will upload them.

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  7. ComixFiend says:

    Hi Boutje,

    These three volumes are not added yet? Once you have added, I will delete them to add more. Please don’t think I am pushing. You can do it at your leisure.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Volume 9 and 11 were in the update 2020-08-18 and Volume 1 Voyage to Venus is allready on this page. In time i will update titlepages with the last updates, so everything is on the same page again.

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      • ComixFiend says:

        That’s great. But I think pasting them here directly (how you do for others sections) will be easier for many folks. It could be easier said than done :). In case if this can be done by me, pls let me know.

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        • boutje777 says:

          When i find some time i always update all sections with the last updates, i used to do all updates separately on al sectionpages, but for the last 2 years i do them on updatepages when i have a new update. Some people like all updates on 1 page, others likes them in comments, others like them on the sectionpages, i can’t make everybody happy, i just do what works best for me.

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  8. enrico says:

    hi boutje,
    but the last upgade is 2018/5/5

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