Comics Writer James Tomlinson

Creating Comics: An Interview with Eagle and Battle writer James Tomlinson

Ahead of his first ever appearance at a comics event (Swapmeet #5 on Saturday 28th September 2019, in Watford) I caught up with one of the guests of honour, James Tomlinson. James – son of Eagle, Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson – has written the adventures of some of Britain’s mostContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Eagle and Battle writer James Tomlinson

A page from Philip Harbottle's Original Dan Dare story, 'Operation Neptune'

Dan Dare Fan Fiction – from the 1950s!

Inspired by the “Dan Dare” comic in Eagle and listening to the space hero’s adventures on Radio Luxembourg, Philip Harbottle not only created comic strips documenting the Dan Dare Radio Adventures, some featured in our Episode Guide – he created his own stories in the 1950s, too, pre-dating much other fan fiction based on theContinue reading Dan Dare Fan Fiction – from the 1950s!

Dan Dare - Return of The Mekon by Barrie Tomlinson, Pat Mills, John Wagner and Ian Kennedy. Dan Dare © Dan Dare Corporation

Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

The 1980s Dan Dare stories came up in discussion over the weekend, which prompted me to suggest that if fans wanted to see them reprinted, then they needed to write to Titan Comics, who currently hold the license to republish the strips, and politely ask them, not just mutter about it on social media adContinue reading Isn’t it about time the 1980’s Dan Dare stories were collected?

Eagle Times (Volume 32 No. 2 -Summer 2019) - Cover SNIP

Latest Eagle Times travels well with Dan Dare, Marco Polo, Pogo and more

The latest issue of the Eagle Society magazine Eagle Times (Volume 32 No. 2 -Summer 2019) is now available and offers another great mix of articles on both Eagle and other comics, not only offering further insight into the Eagle strip “The Travels of Marco Polo” by Chad Varah, Frank Bellamy and Peter Jackson, butContinue reading Latest Eagle Times travels well with Dan Dare, Marco Polo, Pogo and more

"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”