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Tjm86

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New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« on: 07 July, 2017, 03:47:57 pm »
Looks like Titan are having another shot with Dare.  Milligan on writing duties.  Weston on variant cover duties.  not familiar with the interior artist but it doesn't look too bad.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #1 on: 07 July, 2017, 03:53:40 pm »
I was just reading about that too. Much as I love his work, Pete Milligan is not the most obvious choice for this. I will try it out though. Expect Dan to go a bit surreal and self-referential (or maybe we'll be treated to excerpts from Danny Dare's diary.)

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #2 on: 07 July, 2017, 05:05:20 pm »
That interior art looks a bit .. bland to me.
Some great individual panels, but the designs are all a bit meh.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #3 on: 07 July, 2017, 05:19:05 pm »
I'm such a huge fan of Frank Hampson's work that that looks a bit...

... well, not of the same quality.
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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #4 on: 07 July, 2017, 07:42:18 pm »
While Milligan is by no stretch a bad writer, he seems a leftfield choice.  Visuals aren't bad, but seem lacking in the kind of distinctive style one would usually associate with Britcomics.  I would have gone for someone like Brendan McCarthy, but God knows what might happen if you put those two together again.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #5 on: 08 July, 2017, 01:24:07 pm »
I've made it "better"...


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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #6 on: 09 July, 2017, 05:53:57 pm »
im looking forward to this. Loved Virgin Comics Garth Ennis Dredd. That really lived up to my expectations.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #7 on: 09 July, 2017, 09:20:29 pm »
Well quite excited about this cos one way or another (and lets be honest Milligan isn't the obvious choice!) its going to be interested. Defo giving this a whirl and if its half as good as Ennis I'll be happy.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #8 on: 09 July, 2017, 10:55:30 pm »
Aye, Pete Milligan will do well to match Garth Ennis's work on the last one.  My grud, I never thought I'd type a sentence like that back in Garth's Dredd days.

I also liked Grant Morrison's dark, twisted take on Dare - It definitely wasn't for everyone, I realise.
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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #9 on: 09 July, 2017, 11:04:43 pm »
Dan's use of owt deadlier than paralyzing gas was as rare as Treens' teeth, so looks promising.
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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #10 on: 10 July, 2017, 06:58:36 pm »
That looks horrible on every level except for Chris Weston's variant cover.

Dare needs a very specific standard of draftsmanship & detail and nether that cover nor interior have it.

Eurgh.


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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #11 on: 10 July, 2017, 07:16:25 pm »
The Weston cover is by far the best of the three, but I don't mind the interior art. Looks like the story might be fun.

I grew up in the 80s, when Dan Dare was as prolific as Judge Dredd, and I welcome any and all efforts to return him to prominence.

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Re: New Dan Dare Series from Titan
« Reply #12 on: 10 July, 2017, 08:15:22 pm »
The interior art looks awful, especially The Mekon. I'll stick to the recent audio dramas which really capture the spirit of Dare well.