Some of the Dan Dare Team: Frank Hampson, Greta Tomlinson, Frank's father, Robert, Harold Johns and Eric Eden

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

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 the takeover of Hulton and the Eagle… HisContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Three

Spaceship Away 36

New Spaceship Away magazine profiles Bruce Cornwell and Dave Gibbons work for DC Thomson

  The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired magazine Spaceship Away – Issue 36 – is now available and it’s a great mix of new strips and features, including a terrific item by our very own Jeremy Briggs documenting the work of Dave Gibbons for the DC Thomson titles Hotspur and Wizard. If you’re aContinue reading New Spaceship Away magazine profiles Bruce Cornwell and Dave Gibbons work for DC Thomson

In Review: Spaceship Away 34

  The latest issue of the Eagle-inspired Spaceship Away, available now, comes with another great cover from veteran artist Don Harley inspired by the original “Dan Dare” tale “The Ship that Lived”, and includes a great bonus Christmas gift – a 24-page “Dan Dare” prose story The Swords of the Martyrs by New Zealand-based writer Denis Steeper.     Published threeContinue reading In Review: Spaceship Away 34

Spaceship Away 27 on sale now

Issue 27 of the Eagle-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away is available now, this time with a background theme drawing on the Dan Dare story The Red Moon, featuring a number of paintings relating to that story from both Don Harley and Tim Booth. Most importantly, aside from ne Dan Dare and other comic strips, theContinue reading Spaceship Away 27 on sale now

Eagle Times Volume 25, Number Two - Cover

Eagle Times Pays Tribute to artist Bruce Cornwell (Volume 25, Number Two)

The latest issue of Eagle Times leads with a tribute to Dan Dare artist Bruce Cornwell, who died on 2nd March 2012. Summer 2012 Contents ‘The Hands of Gods’ – a look at how three talented artists, Frank Hampson, Ron Embleton and Frank Bellamy each had his own way of drawing hands ‘A. Bruce Cornwell (1920Continue reading Eagle Times Pays Tribute to artist Bruce Cornwell (Volume 25, Number Two)