Derek Pierson in the Eagle in 1966

In Memoriam: Comics Letterer and Designer Derek Pierson

We’re sorry to report the passing of Derek Pierson, who once self deprecatingly described his comics career as “from Hulton’s to IPC Magazines with Fleetway, taking a chunk of the middle”. Aged 77, he had been ill for some time. A backroom staffer and letterer of immense talent, his description of his working life, from what hisContinue reading In Memoriam: Comics Letterer and Designer Derek Pierson

The Happy Warrior Cover

Eagle Daze: Perhaps an Even Happier Warrior!

Being stuck out here in a hot and steamy Far Eastern environment (with the effects of the El Niño tropical atrocity to boot) and surrounded on virtually all sides (well, two actually) by rice fields, I had been twiddling my thumbs when it came to my notice that the famous Eagle strip, the Frank Bellamy /Continue reading Eagle Daze: Perhaps an Even Happier Warrior!

A half page Roving Reporter strip from a 1963 issue of Eagle featuring Roger Perry's alter ego, "Larry Line"

“Eagle Daze” – Part One: When an Eagle became ensnarled in a Mirror’s Net

We are pleased to publish the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… When an Eagle became ensnarled in a Mirror’s Net “Halfway through 1962, a weekly news magazine in London appeared with its front page fully devoted to aContinue reading “Eagle Daze” – Part One: When an Eagle became ensnarled in a Mirror’s Net