New Eagle Times Available Now (Volume 21 Number Three)

Eagle Times Volume 21 Number 3 - Cover

The ‘Dan Dare’ illustration on the front cover this issue of Eagle Times is by Ian Kennedy and appeared in the (‘new series’) Eagle, 8th January, 1983.

The latest issue of Eagle Times, (Volume 21 Number Three), the quarterly journal dedicated to Britain’s national picture strip weekly Eagle, features 50+ A4 pages (of which 20 are in full colour) of all sorts of things to do with Eagle and boys’ comics of the 1950s and 60s.

This issues includes articles on Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson; artists Ian Kennedy, who helped shape the look of the 1980s Dan Dare, Tony ‘Matt Mariott’ Weare and Ron Embleton; Dan Dare reviews; a PC49 story; and more on the recently discovered 2nd Eagle dummy (see our previous news story).

Autumn 2008 contents

  • The Career of Ian Kennedy – part 1, the 1950s to the 1970s
  • More of the EAGLE’s second issue dummy (including ‘Rob Conway’ in colour!)
  • The Final Winner? – what happened to the EAGLE ‘Sportsman of the Year’ trophy
  • Frank Hampson at NESCOT (1972 to 1977) – another ‘I was there’ article
  • Tony Weare, artist for all seasons – who turned down an offer to draw ‘Dan Dare’!
  • Another ‘Anastasia’ – how a classic car artist (Jack Lewis) came to create a tribute to Bruce Cornwell
  • Marcus Morris and the 1953 Coronation recording
  • Dan Dare, the Audio Book: Voyage to Venus – part 1 (a review)
  • The magic of Pelikan Inks
  • EAGLE on the web
  • PC49: The Case of the Pink Panic – part 3 (conclusion)
  • Nether Wallop – in Surrey? – a church that might have been the model for a scene in the first ‘Dan Dare’ story
  • Dan Dare – the Virgin Version – a review
  • Crockett & Krispies – on Ron Embleton’s 1956 ‘Heros of the West’ series for Kellogg’s
  • Snakes Alive! – artist Geoffrey (‘Luck of the Legion’) Bond’s fascination with snakes
  • Looks familiar! – How 1959 ‘Dan Dare’ artwork provided the reference for newspaper illustrations ten years later
  • Pop Music in EAGLE times – 1962

If you subscribe for 2009 before 31/12/08 costs are £20/year for UK based members or £32 for overseas. Subscribing after this date will cost you a extra £2. Membership secretary is Keith Howard, 25a Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UA. Cheques should be made payable to “Eagle Society”

• Further information about Eagle Times and the Eagle from eagle-times.blogspot.com

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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