Greta Tomlinson

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… Read More ›

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Dan Dare at the British Interplanetary Society

  To co-incide with the 65th anniversary of seminal British picture strip weekly, Eagle, the British Interplanetary Society held a one day conference on Tuesday 14th April 2015 entitled ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’. Richard Sheaf reports… A packed programme introduced by the… Read More ›

British Interplanetary Society to celebrate the Eagle comic and the launch of the career of Dan Dare

  On the 14th April 1950, a generation of spotty kids, some of which would become major players in British aerospace business, picked up an imposing colourful and authoritative weekly magazine (masquerading as a comic) which had been especially designed… Read More ›

Dan Dare art and memorabilia part of permanent new exhibit in Southport, Frank Hampson’s home town

A new museum in Southport features a permanent display of some Dan Dare art  by his creator, Frank Hampson along with other Eagle memorabilia, helping to mark the comic’s 65th year since first publication.   The Atkinson is Southport’s new home for music,… Read More ›

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