"The Happy Warrior" by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy

Commemorating D-Day: A Look Back at Eagle’s “The Happy Warrior”

Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we feature some pages from Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy‘s classic 1957 Eagle biography of Sir Winston Churchill, “The Happy Warrior“, which revolutionised the presentation of historical documentary in strip form for British comics. “The Happy Warrior”, the life story of Winston Churchill, written by Clifford Makins, first appearedContinue reading Commemorating D-Day: A Look Back at Eagle’s “The Happy Warrior”

Swift comic in the spotlight in new Eagle Times

The latest issue of Eagle Times (Volume 30 No 3) is out now, the latest release from the long-established Eagle Society dedicated to Eagle comic and its many creators and strips. This issue includes features on Eagle‘s companion paper Swift, science fiction films in the original Eagle‘s time, the changing front page of Eagle, aContinue reading Swift comic in the spotlight in new Eagle Times

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

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