Dan Dare & Britain in the 50s

Sunday, 8 June 2008
Dan Dare & Hi-Tech BritainThe Science Museum in London has an exhibit running until 25 October called Dan Dare & the Birth of High-Tech Britain. In the 1950s Dan Dare was a space travel comic strip hero who had a lot of British schoolboys of the era enthralled – I certainly was and so, according to the exhibit, was Richard Branson. Panels from classic Dan Dare exploits segue into a fascinating story of Britain’s climb from the gloom of rationing and shortages post-World War II into the technical advances through the 1950s and into the early-60s.