The classic British hero returns for brand-new adventures, written by Peter Milligan with art by Alberto Foche! For the first time in human history, the Sol system is at peace and Dan Dare, pilot of the future, is bored out of his mind – and praying for something to break the monotony of peace.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!
By Matt Vroom
Dan Dare #3, is the third issue in a four-issue mini series published by TITAN COMICS. It was written by Peter Milligan with art by Alberto Fouche. The covers for the series are drawn by Christian Ward. It was released on December 6, 2017. It is available on COMIXOLOGY for $3.99.
DAN DARE was once said to be the British “Buck Rodgers.” He originally appeared in the EAGLE comic under the title Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future. It ran from 1950 to 1967 and was created by illustrator Frank Hampson.
Since it conception, DAN DARE has appeared in various revival comics, radio broadcast shows, computer video games, television, and in 2010 it was announced that Warner Bros. was set to produce a DAN DARE film starring Sam Worthington.
TITAN COMICS picked up the rights to do the DAN DARE comic book mini series, and has really had a solid run so far. I have read all three issues, and I have liked it. It was admitted slow in the first issue due to the fact that it was bringing new readers up to speed on the decades of material that the original story line covered. Yet, the action picked up in the second and this most recent issue.
DAN DARE is a hero who lusts for adventure. After his many years of service protecting the Sol System from many evils, he finally conquered and incarcerated his greatest foe, the Mekon. In the old comics the Mekon would develop some evil scheme that was foiled by Dan Dare, but would ultimately escape at the end of each issue only to return again in the next one.
In this run we find the Mekon in a prison where he has been seemingly rehabilitated. Dan Dare, who lived for his battles with the Mekon, finds himself bored with the lifestyle of a retired hero who had saved the galaxy. He prays to the cosmos for adventure…and you know what they say, be careful for what you wish for.
I think i’ll stop there with any further spoil talk, only that it is interesting to see a hero like Dan Dare go to his arch-nemesis for help. Especially against the wishes of all of Dan’s closest allies.
I give this issue a 9/10 capes. This is definitely a solid read. This series has only gotten better, and it makes me curious enough to check out the old source material for more on the lore. (Which can also be found on COMIXOLOGY for $20.99.) I would recommend this story to anyone 12 and up. It’s an all ages story with a lot of depth. It is purely fun science fiction!
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