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#1364

Please be Ennis

Please be Ennis

Please be Ennis


#1365

I could live with that.


#1366

Coughgrantmorrisoncough


#1367

Well, if we want a hippy Dare, tripping out on LSD and shrooms, OK.


#1368

I’m not necessarily endorsing Morrison as a returning writer to Dan Dare…


#1369

Morrison’s Dare with Rian Hughes was reasonably ‘straight’, wasn’t it? And used him to tell a contemporary and relevant story without altering the core character too much.


#1370

As a reminder, Big Finish Productions are doing an audio Dan Dare series coming soon (first volume is November).

I have never read Morrison’s take. It was Dare in a strangely Thatcherite future right?


#1371

Well it was as much the reskinning of the world around Dare as a Thatcherite nightmare, and his ultimate fate in the story I was thinking of.

By comparison to the Ennis/Erskine mini, where Dare repudiates the Blairite perverting of his beloved Britain by sheer force of will. The two books are like mirror images of each other, but I far prefer Ennis’ run.


#1372

I don’t find Morrison’s Dare ages very well. Like Ellis at the time there’s no subtlety in his political points.

Love the Rian Hughes artwork though.


#1373

That was true for a lot of Morrison’s work of that era I think, the anti-Thatcherite stuff was pretty broad and bold.


#1374

That’s probably true of Zenith as well if we are to be honest about it (and I like Zenith).


#1375

Yes, I was thinking also of St Swithin’s Day in particular, which was published around the same time as Dare.


#1376

I haven’t read that…There are obviously gaps in my Morrison reading. :smile:

Honestly I think he became much more fun, albeit slightly less coherent, to read once he embraced the whole shamanic, multiple dimensions thing.


#1377

I wouldn’t call it essential (it’s fairly thin and fairly short - I think it was compiled into just a single issue) - but maybe worth a read as a companion to some of his other stuff from that era.

Was that just after Alan Moore embraced the whole magical, snake-god thing?


#1378

Yes, but it was obviously very, very different…

Morrison is all about the Chaos Magic whereas Alan Moore got involved with…

It was just very different okay :laughing:


#1379

Don’t mention that Austin Osman Spare showed up in Promethea!


#1380

Jim Broadbent has written a comic, artwork by Dix, called Dull Margaret. It’s inspired by this Bruegel painting:

http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/legacy/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/mad_meg.jpg


#1381

A nice little shout-out to Chew at AV Club – can’t believe it’s finally ending! That took a while, eh?


#1382

The Solicitations for January 2017 thread now has:

Dark Horse and Aspen


Solicitations for January 2017 (w/Previews text)
#1383

I have been buying the Ultimate Collection of Invincible lately. One of my favorite books of all time easily. I like it more than TWD.