Eagle Times Volume 27, Number Four

Eagle Times Volume 27, Number Four - Cover

The latest issue of Eagle Times is available now from the Eagle Society.

Winter 2014 Contents

  • ‘Ron Embleton – Master of line drawing’ – a focus on the black and white illustration work of this renowned artist, who drew in colour and black and white for many books, magazines and comics, including the ‘Johnny Frog’ strip for Eagle
  • ‘Christmas Eagles 1960-69′ – a look at the covers and festive-based content of Eagle through the 1960s
  • ‘A Christmas Eagle Wordsearch’ – festive fun with a quiz-based puzzle, with clues from Eagle‘s 1955 Christmas issue
  • ‘Moon Rover’ – as a follow up to the article in Eagle Times Vol 27 No 2 on breakfast cereals advertised in Eagle, a reader presents his recently built Shredded Wheat cutout model of a moon rover
  • ‘PC49 and the Case of the Missing Scotsman’ – an aftermath of Hogmanay/New Year’s adventure for the London bobby, adapted from on one of Alan Stranks’ radio plays
  • ‘Dan Dare Royalties’ – the payments made to Hulton Press by the multifarious companies who produced ‘Dan Dare’ merchandise between 1st October, 1951 and 30th September, 1952
  • ‘From Under the 1950s Christmas Tree: Christmas Annuals’ – a look at the range of children’s annuals and similar publications produced through the 1950s
  • ‘A PC49 Christmas Story: The Case of the Cigarette Card’ – PC49 gets a day off for Christmas, but still manages to have an adventure. A festive tale adapted from the Alan Stranks radio stories
  • ‘The Dan Dare Pipeline’ – a look at the incidence of smoking in Eagle‘s ‘Dan Dare’, with some speculation on what might have been in Dan’s famous billiard pipe
  • ‘Saturday Mornin’ at the Pictures: No. 1 Congo Bill‘ – a new series looking at Saturday children’s cinema matinees of the 1950s. The first looks at the Congo Bill, King of the Jungle serial and the origin of the character in comics
  • ‘An Evening with Eagle at Pewterers’ Hall’ – a photo-illustrated article on the charity fundraising event An Evening with Eagle, a celebration of the comic and its connection with the City, which was held at Pewterers’ Hall, London, on 29th October, 2014 in aid of The Samaritans. The event was organised by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
  • ‘In and Out of the Eagle‘ – some more in the series presenting collections of Eagle-related snippets
  • ‘Past, Present and Future’ – a reflection on the difficulties of prediction and the frustrations of modern life. Eagle Society member Steve Winders’ amusing after dinner talk from the 2014 Eagle Society gathering at St. Albans
  • ‘A hotel fit for a king’ – on the stately home/hotel Hartwell House, which featured in Jack o’Lantern and the Fighting Cock, and Eagle novel, published by Hulton Press in 1958
  • ‘How Eagle Stimulated My Love of Nature’ – on the various natural history feature strips in Eagle, including those attributed to George Cansdale and John Dyke
  • ABC Film Review‘ – on the long-running publication that was originally tied to the ABC cinema chain, focussing on the December 1952 (Christmas) issue which included a ‘Jeff Arnold’ strip

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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