Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review 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.