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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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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Eagle Times Vol 23 No 1

Spring 2010 Contents
  • An examination of the career of Sergeant Bruce, whose single-episode exploits ran for nearly four years in the 1960s Eagle, firstly as 'Sergeant Bruce, C.I.D.' and then in 'Can You Catch a Crook?'
  • A tribute to Geoffrey Bond (1920-2009), best known as the writer of 'Luck of the Legion' in Eagle; also a friend of the Eagle Society, who wrote the 'Justin Tyme' strip for Eagle Times
  • Complaints from the Dustman? - reminiscences of some of Ron Embleton's "discarded" artwork
  • A look at the life and career of Paul Trevillion, better known for his sports illustrations and his work on 'Roy of the Rovers' for Tiger, who drew some of the 'Can You Catch a Crook?' and 'U.F.O. Agent' strips in Eagle in the 1960s
  • The Tales of a Southport Lad - reviewing Peter Dyer's book When I Went a' Walking
  • Fond recollections of the Space Patrol Official Handbook that was the invention of Denis Gifford in 1952
  • A revisit to the Eagle connections with Ladybird Books, including some examples of the work of Roy Worvill (writer) and covers by the artists Robert Ayton, Frank Hampson, Frank Humphris and Martin Aitchison
  • A Frank Humphris 'Ladybird' Rough, showing the sketch which led to one of the full-page illustrations in the Ladybird book The story of the Indians of the Western Plains
  • The Case of the Shocking Shadow - taking a look at Alan Stranks' PC49 stage play from 1950
  • A look at 'Jim Stalwart', Bruce Cornwell's "forgotten" Space Captain, whose exploits graced the pages of the Junior Mirror in 1954
  • 'Rivals of Jeff Arnold' examines the history and the myth of Billy the Kid
  • Same Again Next Week? A review of the issue of The Champion that was published the week before Eagle's debut in 1950
  • Pop Music in Eagle Times - 1968
The cover of this issue of Eagle Times commemorates the birth of Eagle 60 years ago on 14th April, 1950.

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