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SPACESHIP AWAY

Part 2  (32 pages)

February 2004

 

Page Contents - Issue 2

Cover

A Keith Watson painting of the Marco Polo

2

Letter from the Editor (Rod Barzilay) and  contents list.

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Episodes 4, 5, and 6 of  The Phoenix Mission, written by  Rod Barzilay  and  drawn by Don Harley.

9

BEHIND THE PM STORY -  Part 2: More details of how the whole Phoenix project developed.

10

ALL ABOUT THE DELAWARE  (A spacecraft used in the PM.) Showing the spacecraft as it was first seen in “The Reign of the Robots” and the history that was invented for it for the Phoenix Mission story.

11

ELEVATION DRAWINGS OF THE DELAWARE by Andy Boyce

12

A side-view Delaware plan showing where all the room locations were and why.  Including areas not used in the story.

13

More detailed plans of the Delaware forward decks 2 and 3.

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CHAT BACK pages - Readers comments, questions and editorial answers.

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(Centrespread) Frank Hampson Studio Development sketches from the “Rogue Planet” story showing various Phant equipment.

19~22

SPACEMAN DIGBY’S DREAM - A light-hearted strip mixing up Dan Dare with Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon by Ray Aspden.

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DAN DARE WITH SUBSTANCE -  The 1950’s Dan Dare was based on the science facts of the time - sadly those ‘facts’ no longer pass muster - but lets have a look at what was believed then and why DD felt so real to readers growing up with him.

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MARS 1949 - THE ASTRONOMERS VIEW -  A closer look at how Mars was thought to be back then, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell paintings from “The Conquest of Space” book.

27~29

PROJECT PLUTO - Part 1 - A new Dan Dare strip story set in 2024 written by Nicholas Hill and drawn by Martin Baines.

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THE NEW DENIS STEEPER DAN DARE TRILOGY - Denis Steeper gives an outline of his fascinating Dan Dare novels set mostly in 2023 but in a harsher political climate of mistrust.

31

ARE WE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? - A cartoon concept by Dave Westaway, drawn by Ron Tiner.

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(Back Page) The DAN BEAR story by Andy Boyce continues.