2000AD and Dan Dare

Got to love the old Dan Dare comic from the 1950s but I first discovered him in 2000AD comics normally associated with Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper and many more British fictional heroes. Dan Dare was first seen in the Eagle comic 1950 to 1969 before revived again in 2000AD with a harder edge and lacking some of the character that was central to the character.

Eagle comic and the Mekon, arch villain to the heroic Dan Dare
Eagle comic and the Mekon, arch villain to the heroic Dan Dare

With my interest in Star Trek waning over the last few years, Star Wars and other lesser known scifi heroes are again of interest to me.. Dan is an old favourite so I might be doing more designed in the area and start looking at some of the old designs from the comic.. not sure yet.

 

 

Dan Dare’s Eagle Shuttle

This is my latest model build, for me very fast,, a few days instead of a few weeks, based on 2000AD Dan Dare character from 1987 .. cool design and simple, does not look interesting from many angles, but it was a childhood favourite.