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Dan Dare Omnibus, Volume 1 by Garth Ennis
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Jul 26, 2012

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Read from July 26 to 31, 2012

I have no attachment to or history with the Dan Dare series before this version put forth by Garth Ennis. I was reading it simply because his name was attached to it. I get a feeling this was created as a nod to the old series and was tailored to those familiar with the previous series. Because of this, some of the weight of the story is lost, the big baddie is a bit more generic, and you feel like you're missing some backstory.

Beyond that, however, you get a solidly written tale of a war hero in the twilight of his life who is called upon to once again save Britain and the world. The rest of the story is pretty standard: build up your characters, set the stage for the climactic battle, and add some interesting sideplots to accentuate the story. There's one odd detour taken in the middle of the series, but beyond that there's not a lot beyond the pretty standard storyline.

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