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THE EAGLE SOCIETY is dedicated to the memory of EAGLE - Britain's National Picture Strip Weekly - the leading Boy's magazine of the 1950s and 1960s. We publish a 56 page, A4, quarterly journal - the Eagle Times.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Eagle Times Vol 29 No 2

Summer 2016 Contents

  • 'The Adventures of Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre' - a comparison of three editions of Herge's picture strip story: the 1947 book by Casterman of Paris, its first publication in English in Eagle in 1950, and the later edition, by Methuen (in a different translation) in 1958
  • 'Man of Courage' - part 2, concluding an examination of Eagle's strip about the life of St. Vincent de Paul, and its "mystery" writer, Francis Dickson, alias "R.B. Saxe"
  • 'Dan Dare Storyboard 1950' - on a recently acquired original board for one of the Dan Dare film strips based on the first Venus story and produced in the 1950s by Martin Lucas Ltd as part of their Mini Cine range
  • 'PC49 and the Case of the Purple Holdall' - the latest Eagle Times adaptation of a PC49 radio story, originally written by Alan Stranks
  • 'The Devil's Henchmen' - an examination of the seven-episode black-and white western strip that appeared in Eagle in 1962, drawn by the former 'Riders of the Range' artist, Frank Humphris
  • 'As Drawn by Ashwell Wood: Some Dan Dare Era Spaceships' - on the space-related artwork of Leslie Ashwell Wood, Eagle's most prolific cutaway artist, featuring work from Eagle (1954), the Dan Dare Spacebook (1952) and his Inside Information series (1970)
  • 'Eagle's Special Investigator Macdonald "Mac" Hastings' - on the life of Eagle's well-known journalist, whose written works outside Eagle included a series of mystery novels featuring an investigator called Montague Cork
  • 'From Ruislip to Troy' - a look at the long and varied career of the former 'Garth' artist, Martin Asbury
  • 'The Eagle Society Annual Gathering 2016' - a report on the Society's visit to Donnington Manor Hotel in Sevenoaks, Kent, where the theme was 'Great Lives of Eagle', and visits were made to Chartwell (Winston Churchill's former home) and Quebec House, Westerham (former home of General James Wolfe)
  • 'In and Out of the Eagle': some more episodes in the series presenting collections of Eagle-related snippets
  • 'They Helped to Bring You Eagle: No. 2 Bruce Smith' - the layout artist and creative letter-heading artist, who worked on Eagle in the 1960s
  • 'Rivals of Jeff Arnold: Tex Ritter' - the cowboy singer and film star, who featured in comic books published by Fawcett and Charlton Comics