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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eagle Times

The latest Eagle Times (v22 #2, Summer 2009) continues a run of excellent issues with more of the same. The cover story is a look at the nature artwork of Tom Adams, nowadays best known for his covers for Agatha Christie novels but who has had quite a diverse career over the past sixty years. Diversity is the name of the game with Eagle Times, too. Other features include looks at 'Operation Saturn' and 'The Man from Nowhere', Eagle Autographs, Rex Keene (the first in a new series of 'Rivals of Jeff Arnold'), the third part of a look at 'Heros the Spartan', a P.C. 49 text story, pop music in 1965 and a look at Eagle Holidays.

The latter is the kind of obscure gem that Eagle Times turns up regularly and covers so well. It's the kind of unexpected feature that is surprisingly entertaining. Maybe it's my age or maybe it's because we always had family holidays, but the idea of having your trips organised by the Youth Hostel Association in association with your favourite weekly comic sounds quite exotic and fun. Canoe cruising, mountaincraft and fossil hunting were all on the cards... a bit different to the caravans and stony beaches I remember.

Subs. are £22 (overseas £34 in UK pounds) for 4 issues a year from Keith Howard, 25A Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2UA.

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