EAGLE Times (Volume 35, No. 4), the latest magazine from the Eagle Society, is out now, and, as ever for this time of year, has a few Christmas touches.
For those unfamiliar, the Eagle Society is dedicated to the memory of Eagle, the leading boy’s magazine of the 1950s and 1960s.
As ever, there’s a great mix of features, both informative and copiously illustrated, making for an enjoyable read for any Eagle fan.
This edition includes a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II by David Britton, who also contributes the final instalment of his series about the Canadian Pacific Railway and the final part of his detailed examination of the “Riders of the Range” adventure, “Last of the Fighting Cheyenne”.
Also in this issue is “Eagle and the Changing Face of Christmas” by Andrew Newman, “The Day I Met Frank Hampson” by former London Science Museum staffer John Liffen, another one page “In and Out of the Eagle” by Jim Duckett, plus the final episode of Steve Winders latest “Archie Willoughby” adventure and his short appraisal of the third Luck of the Legion novel, Carry On Sergeant Luck.
There’s also details of the Eagle Society’s next annual gathering, which will be held at York from 11th – 13th April 2023.
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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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.