Virgin Comics has announced it will be bringing the British adventurer Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future back to comic pages and to the silver screen.

Dare — described as Britain’s version of Buck Rogers — launched as a comic strip character in the Eagle magazine in the 1950s. He’s long been a favorite of Virgin topper Richard Branson, who led the effort to acquire the publishing, TV, movie and vidgame rights to Dare.

It was just a few years ago that Dan Dare was a 3D television series for overseas television. While the show never aired in the U.S., I was fortunate enough to know some of the crew working the series to get a glimpse of the then high quality work.

The new comic is set to debut in November with Garth Ennis, taking on the writing responsibilities. No word on a potential start date for the film.

via Variety


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