2 Aug 2012
Comments Off on Comic Book A Day – Day 9 – Dare # 1 (1991)
For today I went indie! So indie that I couldn”t even really find the publishing company on the inside of the book! Instead the publishers are listed as Gary Groth (of the Cape Cod Groths) and Kim Thompson (of the Cape Cod Groths).
Dan Dare is a British comic strip/radio character first appearing in 1950. According to Wikipedia (which is where I get all my information on everything ever) he is sort of like a British Buck Rogers. Buck Rogers as we know is sort of like an American Dan Dare. So there you have it.
OK, so this is #1 out of a 4 issue series and it”s written by Grant Morrison (who”s All-Star Superman #8 I reviewed yesterday suckas!) and look, I like Grant Morrison most of the time (not the time when he wrote Final Crisis, that time I didn”t like him), but this issue was sort of kind of boring.
I know that first issues are usually the cock tease, introducing the story issues, but I have no investment in Dan Dare as a character so I didn”t really care that he was older and sad and his friends were older and dead or angry or whatever.
The art on Dan Dare”s original comics were supposed to be very unique to that strip, and so if Alan Hughes (of the Cape Cod Groths) is going for that unique look, maybe he achieved it and kudos for him, but I think it looks weird and annoying and well I wasn”t into it.
Look, if you”re a Dan Dare enthusiast, I say go for it, if you”re not, I say don”t for it…and I”m not so I”m giving Dare 1 Aaron out of 6
I dare to be,