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Dan Dare has made his Dynamite in this Hardcover Edition of the acclaimed series from writer Garth Ennis, artist Garry Erskine and featuring a cover by Dave (Watchmen) Gibbons! Dan Dare has been an icon since 1950. Elaborate stories of his space travel and galactic battles defending people of the universe captivated post-War baby boomers. Dan Dare's adventures burst to the forefront of pop culture, selling nearly 1 million copies each week in the pages of the Eagle Comic. And now he's back! "Dan Dare is the quintessential British hero. He's our Captain America, our Superman, our Batman, he's all of them rolled into one. He's the original and the best." said Garth Ennis in the initial press release and the writer did the hero proud in one incredible series! Dan Dare is set in the future, albeit not too many decades from the present day. Colonel Dare is still vibrant and courageous - but now he's retired. His retirement is a self-imposed exile, the result of his disgust with politics and the post-nuclear warfare that has destroyed North America and much of Asia - leaving the UK as the world's last remaining superpower. Readers familiar with Dan Dare stories will recognize many of the original cast including a wiser and more experienced Digby; the innovative, brilliant and beautiful Professor Peabody; and of course the enemy of all that is good, the super-intelligent ruler of the Treens - The Mekon, together with a mix of galactic evil beings. The Dynamite Hardcover Edition will feature the complete Ennis series along with a complete cover gallery!
Something tells me we'll show 'em a thing or two yet...
His country has forgotten him. The world he loved is gone forever. Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, has retired.
His beloved Space Fleet long-disbanded and his friends scattered to the winds, Dare lives far from home in self-imposed exile. But in the black depths of space, something ancient and terrible is stirring. long-forgotten enemy is coming back, with an army of demonic beasts and a secret weapon that threatens reality itself.
The Mekon of Mekonta has returned.
And if the beleaguered citizens of Earth are to survive... they're going to need a hero.
Garth Ennis (The Boys) and Gary Erskine (Hypersonic) revisit the classic British comic character in an epic tale of courage and sacrifice, as old adversaries clash head-on and a battle is fought in the stars to decide the fate of billions.