Dan Dare #1, by Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine
2007, Virgin Comics
This was (is) a good opening chapter to a longer work, but I don’t have a lot to say about it. This review will be short because the one thing that stood out for me above all others is…the back cover.
It’s an ad for Virgin Galactic, and it’s snappy and eye-catching and all the things that an ad should be. And the best thing about it? It’s an ad for commercial space flight and it’s real. No corrugated cardboard nuclear submarines or sea monkeys here, which means that the price tag isn’t $1.98 (+ shipping and handling, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery, sold by weight, not volume). So as soon as Kat and I have a spare $400K, we’re going suborbital.
And VG’s logo design is fantastic.