Welcome to a new decade, 2020 and the 50th Half Century Issue of Spaceship Away. To celebrate this, we have three new colour stories.
The first is 6 pages of a brand new Dan Dare strip entitled, Voyage of the Ankum. This story is written by John Bailey, adapted by Richard Woods, drawn by William Naylor, text & editing by myself and colouring by Martin Baines. It has been produced by teamwork, in a similar way to the original Dan Dare Studio. Each page is drawn at 15 x 20 inches (380 x 510mm), allowing for sharper and more accurate art, linework etc.
The first article by Andrew Darlington, is a comprehensive look at the Captain Condor stories that appeared in the Lion comic during 1952 -1964.
The second new strip (for the first time in colour), is the Jeff Hawke story, Selena by Sydney Jordan, which was originally published in the Daily Express newspaper in b&w.
Ray Wright keeps us up-to-date in the real world of space, with another of his Space News articles. The centrespread is a cutaway of the Galactic Galleon by Graham Bleathman and coloured by Martin Baines. This complements our new Dan Dare story that features this ship.
John Russell Fearn's The Golden Amazon strip concludes, with the final 7 pages. But, we start our third new 4 page strip, Target Earth by John Richards and drawn by Harry Winslade.
In the second article, Philip Harbottle examines the Possible Influences of Science Fiction on Dan Dare.
Our Memorabilia page pictures the Dan Dare Cup that was distributed by Horlicks in the 1950s. We finish with our regular humour strip, Earthward Bound.