In Spring 2008, Cirencester-based Dominic Book Auctions offered ten volumes (1950-60) of Eagle and Girl of unknown provenance, which were bought by London’s Cartoon Museum in Little Russell Street.
Unknown to the Museum (or the auctioneer) the lot also contained a copy of the second Eagle dummy, prepared by the art team to show Hulton Press the Eagle idea wasn’t just a ‘one-off’. In July 2008, the museum provided The Lost Characters of Frank Hampson web site with scans of the dummy and as previously reported, the latest issue of Eagle Times carries full print feature on this rarity.
Now, thanks to lifelong Eagle fan David Britton and with the permission of, the Cartoon Museum. the pages have been presented online via www.2000ad.nu/spacefleet/dummy2, the cover featuriung a very different version of the now famous Eagle logo but the pages displaying all the hallmarks of the then ground-breaking comic.
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