YMMV: Dan Dare

  • In Name Only: It can be argued that the 2008 virgin comics mini-series changes the setting, characters and technology so much, that it is unrecognizable from the classic original series it supposedly follows. Of particular offense is a scene which suggests the original strip was dumbed down stories for children. Fridge Brilliance or Take That? Take your pick.
    • Let's not forget the 2000 AD stories. Dan was far more of a gung-ho bruiser who'd prefer to Kill 'em All then talk things out.
    • The New Eagle strips were about a completely different character with the same name, albeit a descendant of the original. That said, he was more like his ancestor than the original Dan in his later appearances.