Dan Dare 1954
Calvert Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Dan Dare 1954 Dan Dare 1954 K25 - As fa as we know this Manchester firm only produced one set of cards, but what a set! These feature the British sci-fi hero Dan Dare created by illustrator Frank Hampson. Dan is described as a “pilot of the future” and first appeared in the comic the Eagle where his space adventures were told between 1950 and 1967. Dan’s stories may have been set in the future, but he espoused old fashioned values of keeping your word, finding peaceful solutions where possible and having a sense of humour. The colourful cards picture some of the main characters, different space craft and of course The Mekon who was a super-intelligent alien and enemy of Dan. Interestingly for a boy’s comic of the time, the story also included a brilliant female research biologist called Professor Jocelyn Peabody and the amount of back story that is given on the card back for her and the other characters is very impressive. This is a fascinating set with cards size 56 x 38mm
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Dan Dare 1954

Issuer: Calvert Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: As fa as we know this Manchester firm only produced one set of cards, but what a set! These feature the British sci-fi hero Dan Dare created by illustrator Frank Hampson. Dan is described as a “pilot of the future” and first appeared in the comic the Eagle where his space adventures were told between 1950 and 1967. Dan’s stories may have been set in the future, but he espoused old fashioned values of keeping your word, finding peaceful solutions where possible and having a sense of humour. The colourful cards picture some of the main characters, different space craft and of course The Mekon who was a super-intelligent alien and enemy of Dan. Interestingly for a boy’s comic of the time, the story also included a brilliant female research biologist called Professor Jocelyn Peabody and the amount of back story that is given on the card back for her and the other characters is very impressive. This is a fascinating set with cards size 56 x 38mm Number of cards in set: K25 Abbreviations used for Number In Set:
EL = Extra Large; LT = Large Trade ( size 89 x 64mm); L = Large; M = Medium; K = Miniature.

Price for complete set: Only £100.00

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