April 1950 saw the publication of the first issue of the weekly boy’s comic, Eagle. It was an immediate success with its mixture of historical, modern-day and futuristic adventure strips with some humour plus factual articles and cutaways, and, unlike so many of its weekly story paper competitors, it was big, bold and colourful. TheContinue reading Replacing Eagle: The Comics That Didn’t Make It – Part 1 Lost Eagle and Lightning
I have been writing articles about old British comics for websites, fanzines, magazines and books for over 10 years now and I know that it is best done when you have physical copies of the comics in front of you to use as reference, preferably a continuous run given that many titles as they agedContinue reading How Do You Write About Comics That Were Never Published?
The new issue Eagle Times (Volume 28, Number Three), available from the Eagle Society, features an article by David Slinn telling the background story of a new children’s magazine, Lightning, that never saw the light of day, but was proposed for publication by the National Magazine Company Limited in 1973. Autumn 2015 Contents ‘The Story of Lightning‘: DavidContinue reading Eagle Times spotlights “Lightning”, the Comic That Never Was