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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 an A4, quarterly journal - the Eagle Times.

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Friday, 27 March 2009

Eagle Times Vol 22 No 1

Spring 2009 contents
  • Operation Saturn - but not as we know it. Details of Frank Hampson's original 1952 story outline for Dan Dare's 4th adventure, revealed and reviewed
  • Heros the Spartan - a review of EAGLE's popular 1960s sword and sorcery strip, part 2
  • By a Hair's Breadth - artwork by Frank Hampson, from Ranger, 1965
  • Prisoners of Space revisited - a new review of the Pilot of the Future's 5th EAGLE adventure
  • PC49 and the Case of the Murderous Mouse - part 1 of a new story adaptation
  • Edward Beal - more information about the creator the Railway Page that appeared in EAGLE's dummy second issue
  • Rick Random, Space Detective - a review of Prion Books' recently published collection of 1950s interplanetary adventures
  • More memories of Denis Gifford's Ally Sloper magazine
  • "I was there" - part 5, memories of the Society of Strip Illustration Awards Dinner, December 1976
  • More Crockett and Krispies - from the series Heroes of the West, drawn by Ron Embleton for Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  • Eagle Autographs - part 4, the artists and storytellers
  • Pop Music during Eagle Times - 1964
This issue's front cover features the Valiant spaceship from 'Operation Saturn' (EAGLE, 1953)
superimposed with images of Saturn and the Eagle Nebula (
NASA photographs) .