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SPACESHIP AWAY

Part 3  (36 pages)

June 2004

 

 

Page Contents - Issue 3

Cover

THARL’S FLAGSHIP - A model made by Sid Clark.

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Letter from the Editor (Rod Barzilay) ,  contents list, and a painting of Sir Hubert Guest when he was a rocket pilot.

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Episodes 7, 8, and 9 of  The Phoenix Mission  written by Rod Barzilay  and  drawn by  Don Harley.

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BEHIND THE PM STORY -  Part 3  - More details of how the whole Phoenix project developed.

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A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PHOENIX MISSION FRAMES THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT -  and why.

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FRANK HAMPSON ANSWERS FANS QUESTIONS ON DAN DARE  -  Some years ago Alan Playford wrote to Frank with a list of questions about his creation - here they are along with the replies.

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

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MEKKI - Love Thy Leader! - by Ray AspdenRay’s light-hearted strip on the Mekon is back.  (Mekki first appeared in black & white in the 1970’s.)

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AL WILLIAMSON and THE ‘BORROWED’ DAN DARE FRAMES by Eric Mackenzie.  -  Redrawn Dan Dare frames have often turned up in other strips like these in Flash Gordon.

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(Centrespread)  MARCO POLO - Explorer Class Spaceship by Graham Bleathman.  - The well known ‘Thunderbirds’ cut-away artist  takes a look at the Marco Polo spacecraft.

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ROCKET PILOT (Sir Hubert Guest’s early years) written and drawn by Keith Page starts.

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PROJECT PLUTO STORY by Nicholas Hill  -  Nicholas Hill tells us how the Project Pluto story came about and a picture of Martin Baines the artist who draws it.

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PROJECT PLUTO - Part 2  -  A new Dan Dare strip story set in 2024 written by Nicholas Hill and drawn by Martin Baines.

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READERS CORNER - A cartoon sent in by Mike Metherell.  Also things to come in future SA issues.

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(Back Page) The DAN BEAR story by Andy Boyce continues, and we now get to see our reluctant hero for the first time!