Dan Dare, Eagle, 15/11/1958
Art: Frank Hampson (1918-1985)
Frank Hampson created the iconic ‘Dan Dare’ for Eagle (1950). Eagle was founded by the Reverend Marcus Morris to combat the influx of American horror comics that began appearing in Britain in the 1940s. The stories mixed adventure with strong Christian values, and were avidly read by children throughout the decade and beyond. Hampson went to some lengths to create each strip, building scale model sets and using live models for the characters.