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be careful what you eat,
This review is from: Dare (Perfect Paperback)
I just wanted to add one comment to the other reviews. Morrison has noticed one key element in the original Dan Dare stories which is the prominence given to Food and Eating in several stories. Thus the original Venus story Classic Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus Part 1 is centred upon the idea that the Earth is dying from a Malthusian crisis and only food imports from Venus save us. ROGUE PLANET Classic Dan Dare: Rogue Planet is entirely centred upon the different foods consumed in the system of Los. The warlike, fascistic Phants are converted by consuming the pacifist food of their Crypt prey. And of course there was the running jokes about Digby`s greed. (There`s probably a PhD thesis to be written (already written?) about how this all relates to Frank Hampson`s own High Anglicanism)
Here Morrison brings food to the fore again, brilliantly linking it to the sinister, perversly strange fruit of GOBLIN MARKET by Rossetti, with nightmarish results. It is this observation of the precise details of a particular mythos that is Morisson`s forte. He knows how to at once reinvigorate and subvert, which is why this book is such a masterpiece.
(PS As an eight year old I read ROGUE PLANET as it appeared in 1956/7 with a passion that has never left me. RESPECT! Grant Morrison)