Thursday, May 18, 2006

About my nom de plume, "Danny Dare"

"Danny Dare" was a cartoon strip in the 1960's "Wham!" comic in Great Britain. Danny was a fan of "Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future" from the "Eagle" comic (as am I, hence my assumed name), and his adventures were inspired by those of his space-travelling idol. It must be one of the few cases ever where a comic strip works in this way - a strip about a fan of another strip, both strips being in totally different comics. If you know of any other similar examples, please drop me a line, as I'd love to hear about them. Anyway, you can click here to view a scan of a complete episode of Danny Dare from the Easter 1967 edition of Wham! if you wish (taken from the original artwork).

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