The background theme for this issue is The Man From Nowhere story with two Sid Clark models from the tale, a Don Harley front cover, the Eagle announcements of the story and the 1950’s Theyon Dan Dare jig-saw puzzle of the Venus Embassy Reception scene.
Andrew Darlington re-reads the first decade of the Dan Dare Eagle Annual stories and Don Harley provides a centre-spread to feature them.
We also take a look at the 1956 “Rocket” comic, the first space-age weekly, a brief rival to Eagle.
Tim Booth’s Parsecular Tales and the Journey into Space story, Shadow over Britain, continue.
The Ghost Sun, coloured by Martin Baines and Garth: The Finality Factor, coloured by Tim Booth, concludes in this issue.
Don Harley illustrates a new two page Christmas story featuring Xel, written by his creator David Motton, and Martin Baines has produced Xel artwork to complement it.
Finally, we have Tim Booth’s Lero on the back cover.
As the festive season approaches, we wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas!