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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/6/17 6:31 pm
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The Anastasia is forced down on Mercury by the forces of the Mekon and after receiving a distress call from Sondar. There they are befriended by the inhabitants of Mercury.

This is another solid space adventure. Like the previous two stories, this one maintains a cinematic feel and it has a cliffhanger that will have you read to get the next box set.

However, it's not great and it feels somewhat unoriginal because it's so similar to the first story. Dan Dare and crew land on a planet where the Mekon has the people under rule and Dare and crew try to thwart the Mekon's plan. The story occasionally feels like Voyage to Venus done on Mercury, but there are some new elements, and again the cliffhanger ending is a great tease.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/28/16 6:49 am
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Dan Dare and the crew of the Anastasia investigate a corporate operation on the moon that appears to have gone horribly wrong with Dan's estranged uncle at the forefront.

This story has some good suspenseful moments and is generally well-paced and enjoyable. The plot is, at times, a bit convoluted, and I'm dubious about a family squabble this early in the series. It'd be better to wait until we have a better sense of Dare to do that. Still, some good moments, a decent middle part to the box set.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/28/16 6:44 am
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As a launching off story (pun intended), Voyage to Venus does everything it's supposed to do: It introduces us to our hero and the other lead characters, sets up central conflicts and introduces Dare's iconic villain the Mekon. As someone who had never read or watched any Dan Dare material before, I found the story compelling. It puts Dare through his paces as he has to prove himself to his three person crew. As he says, he's being put in command of two other people who believe they're on charge. And there are reasons to argue that Digby or Professor Peabody should be in charge. Dare's bouts of impulsiveness and lack of foresight can lead to problems, but by the end of the story, Dare is able to really earn the respect of his colleagues and especially the listener. I also though the Mekon's plot was very clever and showed him as a villain who plays three dimensional chess while his opponents play checkers. Yet, sometimes, checkers will do.

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