Don’t Miss Out on Eagle Times

The last issue of Eagle Times for 2020 is still available from the Eagle Society, this belated plug the result of delayed receipt of visuals – my copy was one of a batch of copies victim to a strange postage accident involving what seems to have been a giant pot of glue! (I blame The Mekon…)

Eagle Times Volume 44 No. 4 - Cover

Featuring articles on “Riders of the Range”, Christmas in EAGLE and the recent EAGLE Exhibition at the Atkinson Gallery in Southport, it runs to 54 pages.

Despite the unfortunate delay receiving the issue, it was worth the wait, and not just for the COVID-19 comment from Dan Dare. downthetubes contributors Jeremy Briggs and Steve Winders provide two terrific articles. Jeremy writes on the Pay Rates for the Christmas 1958 issue of EAGLE’s companion paper Girl, which is an illuminating read, not least the fact that the creators were paid in guineas.

Meanwhile, Steve providing an excellent second article on Frank Hampson and Norman Williams‘ “Great Adventurer” strip about St. Paul, written by Chad Varah.

Eagle Times Volume 44 No. 4 - Great Adventurer

After reading David Britton‘s article on the latest Dan Dare exhibition at The Atkinson in Southport, I wish I’d been able to get there, too. Fingers crossed for the next one – when that happens!

• Eagle Times is published four times a year and the subscription for 2021 will remain at £30 for the four issues (£45 for overseas subscribers). This year’s issues (Volume 34) will be Published on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 14th December 2021

Postal applications and back issue enquiries to: Eagle Society Membership Secretary Bob Corn, Wellcroft Cottage, Wellcroft, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire LU7 9EF

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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