Welcome to the web home of THE EAGLE SOCIETY.

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.

This weblog has been created to provide an additional, more immediate, forum for news and commentary about the society and EAGLE-related issues. Want to know more? See First Post and Eagle - How it began.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Eagle Times Vol 28 No 2

Summer 2015 Contents

  • 'Mark, The Youngest Disciple' - an examination of the background to Chad Varah's version of the events surrounding the Passion of Jesus, which appeared in Eagle between November 1954 and June 1955, drawn by Giorgio Bellavitis
  • 'Over to You, Joan' - some memories and insights into the Frank Hampson Studio, and the part played by Joan Porter as Hampson's assistant
  • 'Chicko' - an examination of three-panel comic strip by Norman Thelwell, featuring the longest-running character in Eagle after Dan Dare 
  • 'Saturday Morning at the Pictures, No 3: King of the Rocket Men' - another in the series looking at Saturday children's cinema matinees of the 1950s 
  • 'In and Out of the Eagle' - more in the series presenting collections of Eagle-related snippets
  • 'PC49 and the Cases of Stolen Liquour' - another in the series of PC49 stories adapted from Alan Stranks' BBC radio stories
  • 'Centrespreads: The Journey into Space Connection' - on the artist Gordon Davies, who drew cutaway drawings for Eagle's centre pages, and book covers, including those for Pan Books' Journey into Space paperbacks
  • 'Rivals of Jeff Arnold No 16: Lash LaRue ' - the appearance of the western film star in movies and comics
  • 'Looking for L. Ashwell Wood' - Joan Porter recalls an episode from the early 1950s when, on press day, she went in search of the cutaway artist and his urgently needed artwork
  • 'The Solid Space Mystery' -  a re-look at the 'Dan Dare' story from Eagle, which was drawn by Don Harley and Bruce Cornwell, and kicked off in the last issue of 1960
  • 'They Helped to Bring You Eagle: No. 1 Bert Fielder' - the first in a new series, which begins with one of the less well-known people who worked on Eagle in the 1960s
  • 'The Dan Dare Dandies' - on the civilian modes of dress and fashion in Eagle's 'Dan Dare'
  • 'Yesterday's Tomorrow: A celebration of the launch of Eagle and the birth of Dan Dare' - a report on the one-day symposium held at the British Interplanetary Society on 14th April, 2015, the 65th anniversary of Eagle's launch  
  • 'WPC56' - a review of the television series featuring a female police officer, set in the 1950s
  • 'Anyone for Table Tennis?' - recollections of the Eagle and Girl Table Tennis Championships which were held between 1954 and 1964

Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Eagle Society Gathering and Annual Dinner, 2015



Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th September 2015

The Eagle Society's 2015 Gathering and Annual Dinner
will be held at the 
Campanile Hotel
40 Penn Street, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, 
Milton Keynes MK2 2UA

The Programme will include talks, time for socialising and 
a tour of Bletchley Park followed by 
The Eagle Society's Annual Dinner

Bletchley Park is the once secret but now famous site of the UK's Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), who penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers, including the German Enigma cipher, and ensured the outcome of the Second World War.

More information about the Hotel can be found on the Campanile Hotel website
More information on Bletchley Park can be found on the Bletchley Park website

Price  (including meals and two nights' accommodation):  £160 pp (members and their partners); £175 pp (non-members)
For further information please contact Howard Corn at: howard.corn@virginmedia.com