I believe he may have been my real introduction to science fiction. At the age of about 11, I subscribed at a local magazine shop to a comic magazine called Boys World, and collected every copy of it from its inception until it amalgamated with Eagle around 1964. Shortly after that I gave up. It did not seem as good as it had been in years of yore.
I had collected all 40 copies of Boys World, from the first to the last. I wish I had them now. The most memorable thing in it for me was the serialisation of Deathworld, by Harry Harrison. (Years later I recognised it in novel form). Dan Dare had never caught my imagination as that did. By the time I got to high school I was a confirmed SF geek.
Time to revisit.