Eagle Times Summer 2016 Issue Out Now

The latest issue of the Eagle Society’s Eagle Times is available now, featuring:

  •  The Adventures of Tintin: King Ottokar’s Sceptre – a comparison of three editions of Herge’s picture strip story: the 1947 book by Casterman of Paris, its first publication in English in Eagle in 1950, and the later edition, by Methuen (in a different translation) in 1958
  • Man of Courage – part 2, concluding an examination of Eagle’s strip about the life of St. Vincent de Paul, and its “mystery” writer, Francis Dickson, alias “R.B. Saxe”
  • Dan Dare Storyboard 1950 – on a recently acquired original board for one of the Dan Dare film strips based on the first Venus story and produced in the 1950s by Martin Lucas Ltd as part of their Mini Cine range
  • PC49 and the Case of the Purple Holdall – the latest Eagle Times adaptation of a PC49 radio story, originally written by Alan Stranks
  • The Devil’s Henchmen – an examination of the seven-episode black-and white western strip that appeared in Eagle in 1962, drawn by the former ‘Riders of the Range’ artist, Frank Humphris
  • As Drawn by Ashwell Wood: Some Dan Dare Era Spaceships – on the space-related artwork of Leslie Ashwell Wood, Eagle‘s most prolific cutaway artist, featuring work from Eagle (1954), the Dan Dare Spacebook (1952) and his Inside Information series (1970)
  • Eagle‘s Special Investigator Macdonald “Mac” Hastings – on the life of Eagle’s well-known journalist, whose written works outside Eagle included a series of mystery novels featuring an investigator called Montague Cork
  • From Ruislip to Troy – a look at the long and varied career of the former ‘Garth’ artist, Martin Asbury
  • The Eagle Society Annual Gathering 2016 – a report on the Society’s visit to Donnington Manor Hotel in Sevenoaks, Kent, where the theme was ‘Great Lives of Eagle’, and visits were made to Chartwell (Winston Churchill’s former home) and Quebec House, Westerham (former home of General James Wolfe)
  • In and Out of the Eagle: some more episodes in the series presenting collections of Eagle-related snippets
  • They Helped to Bring You Eagle: No. 2 Bruce Smith – the layout artist and creative letter-heading artist, who worked on Eagle in the 1960s
  • Rivals of Jeff Arnold: Tex Ritter – the cowboy singer and film star, who featured in comic books published by Fawcett and Charlton Comics

• Membership of The Eagle Society is via Annual Subscription to Eagle Times magazine, which is published four times annually. The Subscription rate for 2016 is UK £27, Overseas £38 (in £s Sterling, please)

Postal applications to: Keith Howard, 25A Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2UA United Kingdom

If you wish to pay by Paypal (from your Paypal account to the eagle-times hotmail address given below) we request an additional payment of £1.50. Enquiries: eagle-times@hotmail.com

Web: http://eagle-times.blogspot.co.uk

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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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