History ComicStrip / DanDare

5th May '16 7:37:16 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: The comic strip is referenced in Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn''
--> ''Stairway scare, Dan Dare, who's there?''
5th May '16 7:35:22 AM PaulA
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* DownerEnding: ''Dare'', Grant Morrison's miniseries from the early 1990s, warps the original idealistic ''Dan Dare'' vision of the 1990s into a satire of the real 1990s bequeathed to Britain by the Thatcher government. An injured Dan Dare comes out of retirement to investigate a conspiracy that's already claimed Peabody's life and goes on to claim Digby's. In the final chapter [[spoiler:it's revealed that the British government has sold out to the Mekon. The story ends with Dare setting off a nuclear explosion that wipes out the Mekon, the corrupt government, and himself, along with an unspecified but no doubt large number of innocent bystanders -- with the possibility left open that it may already be too late to prevent the horrors of the Mekon's plot running its course]].
5th May '16 7:07:48 AM PaulA
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The original strip ran from 1950 to 1965, with a number of format changes and a general decline in quality in the last few years. It has been revived several times, often with wildly different versions of the character: in ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' (1977-1979), in the ''New Eagle'' (1982-early 1990s) and, most recently, in a limited series written by Creator/GarthEnnis.

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The original strip ran from 1950 to 1965, with a number of format changes and a general decline in quality in the last few years. It has been revived several times, often with wildly different versions of the character: in ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' (1977-1979), in the ''New Eagle'' (1982-early 1990s) and, most recently, 1990s, featuring a descendant of the original Dan), an especially cynical miniseries in the pages of ''Revolver'' written by Creator/GrantMorrison (1990-1991), and a limited series written by Creator/GarthEnnis.Creator/GarthEnnis (2007-2008).
19th Apr '16 12:44:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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* IronicEcho: In the 2008 mini-series: "You were asking about Digby."[[spoiler: To clarify: Digby is killed during a battle against the Mekon's forces. When Dan Dare is seemingly captured and brought before the Mekon, the Mekon mockingly asks him "No Digby?" Then, in the final battle, the Mekon ends up powerless and prone before Dare, who provide the Ironic Echo before a well-deserved stabbing.]]
2nd Feb '16 9:05:28 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* GoshDangItToHeck: Jumping Jets!
14th Nov '15 5:24:19 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CreatorCameo: Several characters were drawn to resemble members of Hampson's team: Gretchen Franklin as Peabody, Eric Eden as O'Malley and Hampson himself as Deputy-Commissioner O'Brien.

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* CreatorCameo: Several characters were drawn to resemble members of Hampson's team: Gretchen Franklin as Peabody, Eric Eden as O'Malley and Hampson himself as Deputy-Commissioner Deputy-Controller O'Brien.
14th Nov '15 5:23:17 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CreatorCameo: Several characters were drawn to resemble members of Hampson's team: Gretchen Franklin as Peabody, Eric Eden as O'Mallry and Hampson's himself as Deputy-Commissioner O'Brien.

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* CreatorCameo: Several characters were drawn to resemble members of Hampson's team: Gretchen Franklin as Peabody, Eric Eden as O'Mallry O'Malley and Hampson's Hampson himself as Deputy-Commissioner O'Brien.
14th Nov '15 5:22:32 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CreatorCameo: Several characters were drawn to resemble members of Hampson's team: Gretchen Franklin as Peabody, Eric Eden as O'Mallry and Hampson's himself as Deputy-Commissioner O'Brien.
** Desmond Walduck, who drew ''Prisoners of Space'', added himself to the last instalment as a press photographer.
3rd Oct '15 12:08:53 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Hank and Pierre.
9th Aug '15 5:08:18 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* SpotOfTea: Digby is something of a tea addict.
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