(with thanks to Richard Sheaf): The latest issue of Eagle Times, the quarterly journal of the Eagle Society (the Society is dedicated to the memory of Britain’s national picture strip Weekly – Eagle) has just been published.
Volume 20, issue 3 is 50 plus A4 pages and includes articles on Frank Hampson’s pre-and post Dan Dare work (featuring loads of never seen before artwork), a PC49 story (and his appearance in Radio Times), Keith Watson’s work on Dan Dare, 1950s pop music and the films of Dick Barton and more.
20 pages are in full colour, including a gorgeous Frank Hampson cover.
Annual subs are £22 for 4 50+page issues of the journal (rates vary if overseas). Cheques should be made payable to Eagle Society should be sent to Keith Howard, 25a Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2UA.
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.
Categories: British Comics