Dan Dare exhibition now open

Posters showing details of the Dan Dare exhibition

The Eagle, the British comic featuring Dan Dare, was created in response to the influence of the imported American comics, in the days after the Second World War. Originally a Chaplain, Dare developed into the Pilot of the Future, and developed a wide following amongst the boys particularly, during its publication between 1950 and 1969.

This popular exhibition shows the development from the first idea to the well-loved comic figure, and includes some of the comics, artwork, toys and ephemera that accompanied the phenomenon.

Talks by the curator, either forming a guided tour or as part of our evening talk series, help to round out this fascinating glimpse into the background of the comic, and takes many a visitor back to his childhood.

On Eagle Day, Sunday 18th June, you are welcome to bring along your own ephemera and share your memories with others.

This one is a must. Fascinating!

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