Dan Dare

ray gower

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Jun 5, 2001
The archetypal British hero, appeared in the Eagle comic in 1950 and dominated until the comics demise in 1967. Though the character escaped to Holland and appeared in Arrend. A publication very similar to the Eagle in almost every respect, along with other similar publications in Yugoslavia, Polland and several other Eastern Block countries, though he never succeeded in the US.
He appears to have set up something of a retirement home in Holland by all accounts, many of the earlier Eagle stories still being reproduced today (though dubbed into Dutch).

Dare himself was as square jawed as it is possible to get. And the British stiff upperlip never quivered in any of his dealings with his arch enemy the Mikons (small apindly things riding pudding bowels).

One of the notable points about the Eagle during its short life was the standards it set itself for the drawings, so I thought I would attach an example for others to opinion upon. Remembering this was a weekly childrens comic, it might even explain why they disappeared so quickly.


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