Rare Eagle Dummy Online

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.

• The Dan Dare and Rob Conway and The Great Adventurer pages are also reproduced on The Lost Characters of Frank Hampson site.

View the dummy pages

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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