British comics fans and fans of British comics know that planetary adventurer Dan Dare is one of the most beloved UK characters of all time, sort of a Brit version of Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon. And Titan is bringing him back with Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, to be written by Peter Milligan with art by Alberto Fouche, and a cover by Christan Ward. The series debuts in October.
Dan Dare debuted in 1950, created by the Reverend Marcus Morris and visionary illustrator Frank Hampson, and ran in Eagle Comics and 2000AD with notable runs by Frank Bellamy, Don Harley and Keith Watson.
Milligan would seem the ideal bloke to take over the new series.
In Titan Comics’ new tale, the SOL SYSTEM is at peace for the first time in human history and Dan Dare doesn’t know what to do with himself.
When an unknown alien vessel of biblical proportions arrives in the solar system and obliterates a moon of Saturn in a show of strength, Dare finds himself thrust back into a new adventure that threatens not just Earth – but all life in the entire universe!
Variant covers include one by Fouche and a retro cover by Christ Weston
– Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Issue 1 Cover A: Christian Ward
– Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Issue 1 Cover B: Alberto Fouche
– Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Issue 1 Cover C: Retro – Chris Weston
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