Eagle Daze 8 – TV21, Candy & Lady Penelope

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls the creation of Martspress, the company that wouldContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Swift - cover dated 9th December 1961

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger explores his relationship with one particular creator… the man who didContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Six

Hulton House, John Kingsford and his piece from Eagle Times

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Five

Leonard etatthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but, that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger explores the beginnings to the destruction of the Eagle… HowContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Five

TV Century 21 Issue 52 - Cover

Happy Birthday, Thunderbirds! A look back at TV21, the show – and birthday cake!

Fifty years ago today, millions of children (and their parents) sat down to watch the first ever episode of Thunderbirds, “Trapped in the Sky”, unaware that the series would have such a lasting legacy. All many of us of a certain age watching knew was that this was a new “Supermarionation” show by the same peopleContinue reading Happy Birthday, Thunderbirds! A look back at TV21, the show – and birthday cake!

The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection

In Review: The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection

  Creators: Various, including writers Alan Fennell and Tod Sullivan and artists Frank Bellamy, Jon Davis, Eric Eden, Ron Embleton, Rob Hamilton, and Mike Noble Publisher: Egmont UK Price: £25.00 Out: Now ISBN: 978 1 4052 7266 7 Binding: Hardback, 288 pages The Book: Stand by for action, we’re about to launch into a worldContinue reading In Review: The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection