Frank Hampson Exhibition - The Atkinson 2018 - Sign

In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition

An exhibition of art by Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson at The Atkinson, in Southport, Lancashire – where both the character and Eagle comic were “born” in the 1950s – is on now until March, and it’s well worth a visit. The exhibition covers all aspects of Frank Hampson’s career including some of his early sketches, artwork for Ladybird Books and ofContinue reading In Pictures: The Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare Exhibition

Eagle Issue 1 - 14th April 1950 - SNIP

The Eagle at 66: A Boy’s Eye View

On a day that marks the sixty-six years since Eagle first appeared on the nation’s bookstalls, we’re delighted to present this article by David Slinn on the enormous impact the boys’ paper made on its debut in April 1950. Not least later on, leading to his own career in publishing; initially, as a freelance letteringContinue reading The Eagle at 66: A Boy’s Eye View

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 Issue 35 - Centrespread

Spaceship Away 35 Launched, featuring two “Dan Dare” tales and more

  Notching up an impressive 35th issue, the latest 40-page issue of the Dan Dare-inpsired Spaceship Away is on sale now, available on subscription or as a single issue from the title’s official web site. This latest magazine – offering all-new Dan Dare comic strip written and drawn by Tim Booth and other strips, alongsideContinue reading Spaceship Away 35 Launched, featuring two “Dan Dare” tales and more

The Glasgow/Northern Looking Glass (1825)

First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

    The latest Compalcomics comic auction has just begun, offering its usual cracking offerings of British comics and artwork from days gone by – a wonderful selection of high grade and rare comics, artwork and merchandise.       Of particular note are copies of what’s believed to be the first ever British comicContinue reading First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction