Doctor James Hemming and examples of the "What's Your Worry" problem pages that featured in Girl, with artwork by Brian Blake

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

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 charts ongoing behind the scenes tampering that hampered theContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Four

Roger Perry in the Girl office in early February 1965. The newspaper headline refers to the Labour government's decision to cancel two jets - a decision that would have grave implications of the British aerospace industry, noted in our coverage of the British Interplanetary Society's Dan Dare themed event earlier this year. A self-portrait with the Rolleiflex sitting on the window sill and using the self-timer!

Eagle Daze Part Four: Pop Stars, Knickers and a Dodgy Cup of Coffee

We are pleased to publish Part Four of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl, Eagle, WHAM! and other titles… Of Braces and Bin Fires If you’ve already read Part Three of Eagle Daze, you’ll have read about some ofContinue reading Eagle Daze Part Four: Pop Stars, Knickers and a Dodgy Cup of Coffee

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