Eagle Times Pays Tribute to artist Bruce Cornwell (Volume 25, Number Two)

Eagle Times Volume 25, Number Two - Cover

The latest issue of Eagle Times leads with a tribute to Dan Dare artist Bruce Cornwell, who died on 2nd March 2012.

Summer 2012 Contents

  • ‘The Hands of Gods’ – a look at how three talented artists, Frank Hampson, Ron Embleton and Frank Bellamy each had his own way of drawing hands
  • ‘A. Bruce Cornwell (1920 – 2012)’ – a tribute to the former ‘Dan Dare’ artist and illustrator who died in March, 2012. (See also the obituary on this blog)
  • ‘Rivals of Eagle’ – the latest in the series takes a look at how Edgar Rice Burrough’s jungle hero, Tarzan,  appeared in British comics in the 1950s Tarzan Adventures
  • ‘The Cutaway that Never Was’ – on the absence from Eagle‘s Cutaway feature of the Gloster Javelin aircraft, which first flew in 1951
  • ‘A Look at Luck’ – part 4 of a series examining the French Foreign Legion strip by Geoffrey Bond and Martin Aitchison, that ran in Eagle from 1952 – 1961
  • ‘Visual Memories of Eaglecon 80’ – part 3 of an illustrated series remembering the only London comics convention ever held solely for Eagle enthusiasts
  • ‘Advertising in Eagle’ – a look at the varied advertisements that apperared in Eagle magazine, including an article advertising Advertising!
  • ‘Dan Dare projected’ – part 1, looking at the various projectors available form manufacturers in the 1950s, by which ‘Dan Dare’ and related film strips could be viewed.
  • A report on the Eagle Society Gathering and Annual Dinner in Southport, 17th – 19th April, 2012
  • A PC49 Radio script: ‘The Case of the Haunting Refrain’, reproducing a performance script from Alan Stranks’ BBC radio show, part 1
  • ABC Film Review‘ – a list of the various Eagle and Girl-related strips that featured in the ABC cinema chain’s magazine in 1952-53
  • ‘Rivals of Jeff Arnold’ – the tenth in this series takes a look at the real-life character Buck Jones and the western comics bearing his name, that appeated in the 1950s
  • ‘Closing the Circle: Another Odyssey for Dan Dare’ – reviewing an article that appeared in the Adelaide students’ magazine On Dit in 1969: ‘2001 revisited, or dissertations upon Dan Dare’
  • ‘Remembering Safari in Space’ – a relook at the Dan Dare story that commenced in Eagle in 1959

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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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