Being voted best in the world (Lucca 1975) did wonders for Frank’s health and morale. The Yellow Kid perked him up, and he started to create a brand new story.
This first episode appeared in Dennis Gifford’s fanzine Ally Sloper, and as you can see, some of Frank’s fire, enthusiasm and humour had come back to him.
At the same time he was tempted to start a new version of Dan Dare and asked
favourite fan (Alan Vince) to safeguard his copies of all the old Eagles.
Note how careful Frank was to establish copyright of Dawn O’Dare belonged to him.
|Coloured version by John Ridgway.|