Publisher: Hulton Press
Publication Dates: 14 April 1950 – 27 December 1958
Number of Issues Published: 455 (#v1#1 – #v9#52)
Color: Mostly full Colour
Dimensions: 12″ x 18″ (30.5 cm x 45.7 cm)
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine

Numbering continues with Eagle (Longacre Press, 1959 series) #v10#1

Publisher changed in 1960 when Hulton Press was taken over by Odhams and renamed as Longacre Press. Eagle (Longacre Press, 1960 series) 9th January 1960 #v11#2 is the first issue to have the change on the cover copyright, so is likely the correct issue in the change over.

Mostly science-fiction strips for boys, including Dan Dare.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Eagle was a seminal British children’s British comics periodical, first published from 1950 to 1969, and then in a relaunched format from 1982 to 1994. It was founded by Marcus Morris, an Anglican vicar from Lancashire. Morris edited a Southport parish magazine called The Anvil, but felt that the church was not communicating its message effectively. Simultaneously disillusioned with contemporary children’s literature, he and Anvil artist Frank Hampson created a dummy comic based on Christian values. Morris solicited the idea to several Fleet Street publishers, with little success, until Hulton Press took it on.

Following a huge publicity campaign, the first issue of Eagle was released in April 1950. Revolutionary in its presentation and content, it was enormously successful; the first issue sold about 900,000 copies. Featured in colour on the front cover was the its most recognisable story, Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, created by Hampson with meticulous attention to detail. Other popular stories included Riders of the Range and P.C. 49. Eagle also contained news and sport sections, and educational cutaway diagrams of sophisticated machinery. A members club was created, and a range of related merchandise was licensed for sale.

Amidst a takeover of the periodical’s publisher and a series of acrimonious disputes, Morris left in 1959; Hampson followed shortly thereafter. Although Eagle continued in various forms, a perceived lowering of editorial standards preceded plummeting sales, and it was eventually subsumed by its rival, Lion, in 1969. Eagle was relaunched in 1982 and ran for over 500 issues before being dropped by its publisher in 1994.

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2 responses »

  1. Steinar Ådland says:

    Eagle 007 (vol 1 #07) has only three pages, and Eagle 010 (vol 1 #10) has only 5 pages..

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