Saturday, November 21, 2015

SPACESHIP AWAY No.37

There's a brand new issue of Spaceship Away out, and it's a cracker! Published three times a year, this quality independent comic is a must for fans of both the classic and 'new' Dan Dare. The issue kicks off with another chapter of the all-new serial Mercury Revenant by Tim Booth, complete with a festive cover in the style of classic Eagle...

Other strips include Episode 3 of the 1950s Jet Morgan serial The World Next Door, a Davy Rocket humour page (which I'm still not sure if it's new or reprint), more chapters of Tim Booth's other Dan Dare serial Parsecular Tales, and a great Nick Hazard strip by Phil Harbottle and Ron Turner...

Speaking of Ron Turner, there's a very informative article in this edition by Philip Harbottle recounting Ron's science fiction work, well illustrated with lots of perfectly printed cover images. Other articles in this issue cover the life and times of artist Eric Eden, and a retrospective of the Dan Dare stories from the 1980s incarnation of Eagle, with both features also accompanied with excellent artwork.

To top it off, there are a few new pieces by veteran artist Don Harley (including the cover shown above). The back cover shows the much-loved Dan Dare Radio Station toy, which was on sale in toyshops for many years. (Launched in the 1950s, I had one as late as Christmas 1969 or 1970! Same box design, same toy design.)

Spaceship Away No.37 has 40 full colour pages on quality paper and is available from the comic's website:
http://spaceshipaway.org.uk/ 

1 comment:

@MLPasterisk said...

Ordered Monday and arrived today. They always despatch these very promptly !

Looks like a great read as always. Looking forward to reading the article about 80s Eagle as that was my era.

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