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Promoted Fanboy: As a child, Dave Gibbons was a fan of the original 50s strip, and was eager to draw the 70s revival.
Science Marches On: The strip put some effort into being scientifically plausible in its early years, even using Arthur C. Clarke as an advisor, but science has marched a long way since 1950. In particular, almost all the planets of the solar system are depicted as being capable of supporting human life.