Boise and Binanuahan - Brian Woodford and Roger Perry

Snapshot in Time: Brian Woodford and The Launch of Boys’ World, Part One

A Short Introduction: Before his unexpected passing in 2016, author Roger Perry – a longtime contributor to this site and veteran of the British comics industry – sent downthetubes a number of articles which we planned to run, working back and forth to fine tune them in the run up to publication. At the sameContinue reading Snapshot in Time: Brian Woodford and The Launch of Boys’ World, Part One

Art by Bill Baker

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

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. In the final part of this twelve-part series, Roger Perry clarifiesContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Twelve

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

A re-imagining of Jim Kenner's possible cover for the first issue of Boys' World, alongside the actual cover (left), had Jim Kenner had his way...

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

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 trouble at the top for ‘The Management”, the debut of Boys’ World – andContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven

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