Luck Of The Legion: Selem Raschid’s Return – Another Forgotten Eagle Play

After the recent discovery of a forgotten Dan Dare stage play that ran in London’s Half Moon Theatre in 1972, covered in Spaceship Away issue 42 and here on downthetubes , comes the realisation that there was another play featuring a different character from the original Eagle comic. The comic strip ‘Luck Of The Legion’Continue reading Luck Of The Legion: Selem Raschid’s Return – Another Forgotten Eagle Play

A panel from the Eagle strip "Luck of the Legion" by Geoffrey Bond and Martin Aitchison

In Memoriam: “Luck of the Legion” and Ladybird Books artist Martin Aitchison

We’re sorry to report the passing of Martin Aitchison, artist on Eagle‘s  “Luck of the Legion“, “Danger Unlimited“, “The Lost World” and “Hornblower“, who died peacefully on 22nd October 2016, aged 96. Martin also illustrated a large number of Ladybird Books from 1963 onwards until 1987. His final work was the cartoon strip “Justin Tyme YeContinue reading In Memoriam: “Luck of the Legion” and Ladybird Books artist Martin Aitchison

A 1962 issue of Girl - a very different-looking title compared with its earliier, strip-led format

“Eagle Daze” – Part Two: The Fall of Eagle and the Rise of Max Clifford

We are pleased to publish Part Two of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… 1963: A New Home brings about a “Cleansing of the Slate” On Monday, 25th November 1963, the editorial staff of Juvenile Publications very suddenly found themselves inContinue reading “Eagle Daze” – Part Two: The Fall of Eagle and the Rise of Max Clifford

Ladybird Books Richard I - Art by Frank Hampson

Ladybird Books celebrates 100th anniversary in 2015

Ladybird Books – whose artists in the past included Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson and fellow Eagle artists Martin Aitchison and Frank Humphris along with TV21 artist Ron Embleton – will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015. To coincide with the centenary, the Penguin Licensing and Consumer Products team has announced it is developing aContinue reading Ladybird Books celebrates 100th anniversary in 2015