Eagle Annual: The Best of the 1950s Comic (Hardback)Daniel Tatarsky (author)
The best of the 1950s Eagle comics in one annual.
From Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, to PC 49, Harris Tweed, Extra Special Agent and Jeff Arnold in Riders of the Range, The Eagle carried numerous strips right from its launch in 1950 through to the sixties. The fourpence-halfpenny weekly also featured plenty of sports coverage and the famous 'cutaway' diagrams of battle ships, steam trains, light aircraft, etc. Taking over the publishing licence from Egmont and Titan, we now have the opportunity to step up the current vogue for 'retro-futurism': rather than simply re-run straight facsimiles of the comics, the Eagle Annuals of the 1950s and 60s will be drawn from the vast Eagle archive and feature the strips as well as individual drawings/artwork, original advertisements and a present-day narrative. The idea is to create a superior object of desire for boys, lads and dads everywhere.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 948 g
Dimensions: 223 x 277 x 19 mm
This Week's Must-Have... With not a whiff of the terrible Eighties retread, this sticks to square-jawed heroes, spaceships, war - and a detective called Harris Tweed. - LIVE - MAIL ON SUNDAY
A lovingly rendered facsimile of highlights ffrom the original comics. - TIMES
Irresistible... its 176 pages, lovingly compiled, contain that curious mixture of features - diverting, educational and religious - DAILY MAIL
Given that it reproduces comics from nearly 60 years ago, the Eagle Annual of the 1950s is in some ways amazingly up to date - Simon Hoggart, GUARDIAN
Beautifully published collection of greatest hits from the classic comic - not just the strips, but readers' letters, car cross-sections, sports pages and adverts - TIME OUT
A stunning compilation from the Eagle comics of the 50s... Far from being a condescending look at a niave age, this spiffing annual may well inspire a new dawn for the comic. - DAILY SPORT
Spiffing romps from the golden age of Eagle comics - THE LONDON PAPER
A fascinating social documentation - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Christmas really can come early. Sometimes, it can seem like several have come all along at once - and that's the feeling that many chaps of a certain age will get with even a sideways glance at the cover of this marvellous book - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
The newly published Eagle Annual should keep those children of the 50s quiet for hours this Christmas... this facinating book tells the story of how the comic was born as well as taking readers on a trip down memory lane. - DERBY EVENING TELEGRAPH
Whether you are old enough to have enjoyed The Eagle the first time round, or you're looking at the strips for the first time, this will have you captivated... Nostalgia at its best. - NUNEATON TELEGRAH
Holding this book is like holding a mint edition of an original Eagle annual from the 1950s - sheer joy! Absolutely stunning - Dads won't be able to resist the charm of this fascinating collector's item. A second volume, Eagle Annual of the 1960s is promised for this time next year - so that's next year's Christmas sorted! - GATEWAY
A social reflection from a more innocent age... A Christmas stocking filler of quality - HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
This excellent collection draws on the vast Eagle archive, and features original strips as well as individual drawing and artwork...a delight - PARK AND HOLIDAY HOMES
A delight - CHOICE
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