2000AD, black and white, Dan Dare, Indie Comics, Massimo Bellardinelli, science fiction, UK comics
For years, we passed up UK science-fiction hero Dan Dare because of his terrible name. Big mistake! But, some scans of his early adventures in 2000AD really floored us. Fantastic space art full of raging aliens cranks the awesome-meter into the red. Dan Dare has the interesting points-of-view and dramatic panel layouts chock-full of action that typify the 2000AD classics.
If you know of a collected edition that features these 2000AD tales, we would love to hear from you. We can’t find one! Many artists and writers, including Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons, and Massimo Bellardinelli worked on Dan at 2000AD. We will share with you a few of the scans we found from these late 1970s stories.
A more vintage take on Dan Dare “The Pilot of the Future” awaits readers in a series of Titan Books reprints collecting early Frank Hampson tales in the 1950s and 60s. Readers wanting a more contemporary take on Dan might enjoy the Dan Dare by Garth Ennis Omnibus, Ennis being well-known for his work on Preacher, The Boys, and Punisher.
Love this page you people have here. I was seven yrs old when I read the pages you are displaying on this site,ah memories…
Don’t know you already mentioned it but if you wanna read more of what you’ve seen then LOOK FOR DAN DARE THE 2000AD YEARS.
Cheers and give us more!!
Mars Will Send No More said:
Thank you for dropping by and commenting, Mike! Pretty cool that you got to read these adventures at an early age. They would not have been impossible for us to find in the States back then, but most of the 2000AD stuff was off our radar until late teens at least – and then only as supplemental material to Judge Dredd books.
Dig around here and follow the tags for 2000AD material, and you’ll find Flesh, Rogue Warrior, Judge Dredd, Harlem Heroes, Nemesis the Warlock, and more. Enjoy!