Letter: Briefly

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The Independent Online
FRANK BELLAMY was not the creator of Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future as Jonathan Glancey claims in his motoring column (Sunday Review, 19 July). Frank Hampson was. Frank Bellamy drew the strip briefly in the Sixties after Hampson had been ill and was engaged on his strip version of the life of Christ. He also misses a point about an alternative to wheels. One of Hampson's innovative ideas was the 'Jepeet' (jet-propelled gyroscopic Jeep). This vehicle appeared in the very first issue of the Eagle on 14 April, 1950.

Paul Clark, Brighton, Sussex

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