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Dan Dare Oversized HC by Garth Ennis
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Dan Dare Oversized HC

by Garth Ennis

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This is the first half of Garth Ennis' version of Dan Dare. As has been done before it takes us to a retired Dare, world weary and with a lot of his idealism lost to time. But this version is still clearly Dare.
Once again the Mekon rears his bulbous head and once again Dare steps up to do something about it. But this time he is very much a metaphor for and older, more socially responsible Britain bringing its old fashioned values of respect and hard work to the aid of modern Britain.
Possibly a bit of a belaboured point but there are some excellent actions scenes and it is well worth reading. ( )
  munchkinstein | Oct 13, 2008 |
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In the winter of 1944-45, during the long, miserable Allied advance through the Low Countries and into Nazi Germany, a young soldier by the name of Frank Hampson stood on a freezing Antwerp quay and raised his head.  And he saw rockets.
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Contains Issues 1-3.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0981520022, Hardcover)

Groundbreaking comics writer Garth Ennis brings the classic Dan Dare back to life in a bold, new series! Dan Dare was once a hero. He brokered peace with alien races, pushed the frontiers of space, and saved the planet from total annihilation... repeatedly. But now, his Space Fleet has disbanded, the United Nations has crumbled, his friends scattered to the solar winds. Britain is once again the world power, but Dare, disillusioned and disappointed in his once-precious home country, has quietly retired. But there's troubling mustering in Deep Space. The H.M.S Achilles is picking up strange signals when, suddenly, an enormous fleet of hostile ships ambushes the destroyer. As the crew struggles to stay alive, they realize with horror that the hostiles have brought a weapon of unimaginable power. Dan Dare, pilot of the future, has been called out of retirement! Virgin Comics is compiling the first three issues of the landmark Dan Dare, written by Garth Ennis, into a Special Hardcover Edition.

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