Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Ah, Warrior... I miss you. Do you miss me?

Art by Steve Parkhouse. April 1984.

No Hiding Place

Art by Mike Western. TV Express, August 6th 1960.

The Forgotten Fourteenth

I know, I know, it's not particularly PC (pie and chips). But it has a ring of authenticity to it. During times of war people are taught to hate the Enemy in one form or another, right?
Anyway. Lovely art by Harry Farrugia from The Victor, dated  June 12th 1971.

Flash Dare

Flash Dare,  Ah! Aaah! Uh, space pilot of the universe! (Or something like that). File this under "Copying" and  "Flattery", I guess? Anyway, it seems that Al Williamson (no slouch in the art department himself) was a bit of a Dan Dare fan and included elements in his own strips copied Dan Dare strips published in the Eagle in the 1960s. These examples coming from Flash Gordon, number one from September 1966. I wonder where he got the copies of Eagle from? I assume it might have been available in Canada? Anyone know?


Art by Don Harley

Art by Frank Bellamy

Art by Don Harley

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The High Ways

"Hold on a minute, this isn't British comic art!"  you say. And you'd be (sorta) right. John Byrne was born in West Bromwich and when he was 8 his family emigrated to Canada. He's a big star in American comics but he's quite a fan of Dan Dare and the Eagle. After his family had emigrated his aunt sent him bundles of Eagle comics from the UK. Anyway, I was looking at the first issue of The High Ways and what do I spot in one of the lockers where the guy is suiting up? I see a Space Fleet helmet. Cool, eh?

Art above by Chris Weston.

The House of Dolmann

More pulp action from the hands of Eric Bradbury from Valiant dated 29th July 1967.

Um, Happy New Year...

Well, I got busy at work and, jeez, my last post was in August. Tempus fugit and all that. Anyway, back again and hopefully around more often?

A suivre...