Eagle Times Volume 21 Number 4 Now Available

Eagle Times Volume 21 Number 4 Cover

The cover of Eagle Times Volume 21 Number 4 shows some Memories of Christmas Past cards by Peter Jackson, Tony Weare and Keith Watson – courtesy of Alan Vince

The Christmas issue of the fanzine devoted to the original Eagle comic, Eagle Times, published by The Eagle Society, is now available.

Volume 21 Issue 4 includes articles on artists Tony Weare and Ian Kennedy, the first part of a series of features on Frank Bellamy’s “Heros the Spartan”, beginning a review of Eagle‘s popular 1960s sword and sorcery strip.

The issue’s “I was there” feature covers the launch of Denis Gifford’s Ally Sloper Magazine in 1976 and there’s more onthe title’s second issue dummy, including Norman Thelwell’s “Pop Milligan” and Frank Hampson’s “The Great Adventurer”, the story of Saint Paul.

Joan Porter’s recollections of the Bakehouse Studio in the 1950s also feature, as does Part Two of “The Career of Ian Kennedy” from the 1980s to the new millennium.

Winter 2008 contents

  • Memories of Christmas Past – seasonal cards and drawings by some of the best
  • A Kennedy Christmas – some of Ian Kennedy’s Christmas-themed comics and annual covers
  • The Career of Ian Kennedy – part 2, from the eighties to the new millenium
  • More of EAGLE’s 2nd issue dummy, including Norman Thelwell’s ‘Pop Milligan’ and Frank Hampson’s ‘The Great Adventurer’ – with Joan Porter’s recollections of the Bakehouse Studio in the 1950s
  • Frank Hampson at the Festival – a contemporary note written by Frank Hampson on the Angouleme Comics Festival, 1978
  • PC49 – The Case of the Galloping Ghost
  • An account of the Chad Varah Memorial Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, held on 12th November, 2008
  • “I was there” – the launch of Denis Gifford’s Ally Sloper Magazine in 1976
  • Who’s who No. 50
  • The Eagle Annual of the Cutaways – book review
  • Heros the Spartan – part 1, beginning a review of EAGLE’s popular 1960s sword and sorcery strip
  • Tony Weare – part 2, concluding the life of a favourite artist
  • Books for Christmas – a seasonal review
  • EAGLE on the web
  • Pop Music in EAGLE Times – 1963

Membership of The Eagle Society is via Annual Subscription to Eagle Times magazine, which is published four times annually. The Subscription rate for 2009 is UK £22, Overseas £34 (paymenst must be in £s Sterling, please)

To join, apply by mail to: Keith Howard, 25A Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2UA United Kingdom. Enquiries: eagle-times@hotmail.com

More information on the new issue via the Eagle Times blog

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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