The latest issue of Eagle Times for Winter 2010 (Volume 23, Number Four) is on available now and has the usual intriguing mix of Eagle comic-related goodies to offer, including a profile of the artist Brian Lewis, whose work included strips for Eagle, 2000AD, Countdown and House of Hammer.
• Not all Lancashire Lads and Lasses – a brief article on the genealogy of (‘Dan Dare’ creator) Frank Hampson
• The Life of Another Brian – memories about the brilliant illustrator Brian Lewis, who among his prolific output drew ‘Home of the Wanderers’ and ‘Mann of Battle’ for Eagle in the 1960s
• The Incredible Shrinking Fish – a critical examination of the giant sea creatures that appear in the classic ‘Dan Dare’ story ‘The Man From Nowhere’
• Sammy: Swift‘s Space Fleet Cadet – takes a look at the strip in Eagle‘s companion paper Swift that was drawn by ‘Dan Dare’ artists Bruce Cornwell and Desmond Walduck, and drew heavily on the imagery of ‘Dan Dare’
• From Under the 1950s Christmas Tree – taking a look at the various Eagle and ‘Dan Dare’ stencil sets that were available for children in the 1950s
• Visual memories of the 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon ’79, which was held in Brighton in 1979 – with guests who included Frank Hampson and Arthur C Clarke.
For a full list of contents, visit the Eagle Times blog. The issue also includes a review of Dan Dare – The Biography by Daniel Tatarsky and the Eagle Annuals between 1961 and 1971, published after the takeover of Hulton Press.
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