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Dan Dare: Spacefleet Operations Manual (Owner's Workshop Manual) (Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals) [Hardcover]

Rod Barzilay , Graham Bleathman
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6 Jun 2013 Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals
Dan Dare is easily the most famous British comic hero. His adventures appeared in the original Eagle magazine during the 1950s and 1960s, but he also featured briefly in 2000AD before returning in the re-launched Eagle of the 1980s. This innovative Haynes Manual takes a detailed look inside the spaceships, space stations and various other craft that played such a huge part in bringing the excitement of space travel to the stories. Beautifully illustrated with cutaway artwork by Graham Bleathman, and supported by fabulous contemporary comic-strip art, this is the ultimate technical guide to the spaceships of Dan Dare and a wonderful addition to every comic fan's bookshelf.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (6 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857332864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332868
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rod Barzilay grew up with Dan Dare and Eagle magazine and is a lifelong enthusiast. In 2003 he launched Spaceship Away magazine, which features new Dan Dare stories illustrated in the original style along with other sci-fi stories. Graham Bleathman, an illustrator famous for his detailed cutaway drawings, has previously provided artwork for the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual and two Wallace & Gromit Cracking Contraptions Manuals.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A glance back to the future 23 May 2013
By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Chaps of a certain age will remember April 14, 1950 when the first edition of the Eagle blasted off with the galactic adventures of Dan Dare. Now everytime I see the first issue cover reproduced somewhere I glance down to the bottom left corner to the see the Kingfisher zooming away from the headquarters of the Interplanet Space Fleet and I'm back in 1950 (with a few coupons for something or other still left in my ration book).

The book is stuffed full of cutaways (I suppose it was a bit unrealistic to expect them all to be colour) of spacecraft from Dan's adventures over past decades. The illustrator Graham Bleathman has done a brilliant job creating these vehicles and a really nice touch is that they not super slick digital images as you would expect from, say, Daniel Simon but sort of up-to-date contemporary versions of those great Eagle centre-spread cutaways. All of them have numbers and captions explaining what everything does, there must be several hundred of these throughout the book.

Apart from the cutaways there are plenty of pages covering what's going on in space: Treen craft; alien identification; hand weapons, Space Fleet equipment; space stations; commercial craft (including one with pin-up nose art) and near the front of the book a couple of spreads with mug shots of the twenty-five leading characters, including Digby's aunt Anastasia.

Overall a lovely bit of nostalgia for those of a certain age.

***LOOK AT SOME INSIDE PAGES by clicking 'customer images' under the cover.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE FOR ALL STAR FLEET FANS! 3 Sep 2013
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My husband loves this book!!! He says he feels a boy again and is instantly taken back to the 1950's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 20 Oct 2013
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Bought it simply for nostalgic reasons and it delivered handsomely. Well illustrated throughout, plenty of backstories etc. Worth it for any ex-Eagle fan.
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I feel privileged to have lived in the era of The Eagle; it was a quality publication as it's price of fourpence ha'penny reflects. (Dandy and Beano were then tuppence)
It was a pleasant surprise to re-live the days of Dan Dare, Digby, Sondar the Treen, and of course the evil Mekon. It was even more surprising to see how futuristic the author's ideas were 60 years ago. Well done Haynes!

Gil Hughes
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb book 17 Sep 2013
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A brilliantly and lavishly illustrated book describing the space ships and aliens that inhabit the alternate timeline of Dan Dare's world.
Recommended to anyone who ever used to read Eagle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A 'must' for Eagle fans 24 Aug 2013
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.. Completes the above book , with great illustrations and other facts ... some I never knew ... wish i'd kept the badge s and other parafernalia :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed 16 Aug 2013
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Even thou Dan Dare was before my time I've always enjoyed reading books of this type for years so I had to bye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Dare Spacefleet Operations Manual 14 Aug 2013
By Jef Kay
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This is an excellent book, describing several of the spacecraft featured in the Dan Dare stories, and is a must for any Dan Dare fan. It marks a new departure for the Haynes manuals, which previously gave full instructions for maintaining motor vehicles. There is another in this new series describing the Apollo 11 space vehicles.
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