Eagle's attractions were initially the discovery that favourite artists from my earlier comic reading days were still active: Ian Kennedy on 'Dan Dare', Eric Bradbury drawing 'Doomlord', John Burns on 'The Fists of Danny Pike' and Mike Western waiting in the wings.
So it's great to see Hibernia tackling more reprints from those heady days, including an Ian Kennedy Dan Dare, plus short but complete tales featuring Comrade Bronski, Dolebusters, Doomlord, News Team and The Amstor
Computer. Bronski, a former KGB Major, is now in a Russian gulag, although he promptly escapes in this, his debut story by Alan Hebden and Carlos Ezquerra.
Dolebusters was entertainingly drawn by John Burns features a rag-bag of young lads who set up a business in a local cafe doing any job going—in this instance acting as bodyguards to a man convinced he will become a werewolf when the moon is full.
In the debut tale of News Team they are sent to a rebel African state in the midst of a military coup and then to America where the President is kidnapped, both tales giving artist Jose Ortiz plenty of action to get his teeth into.
The Amstor Computer is one of a number of short yarns filling out the issue, with art by Cam Kennedy; Jose Casanovas contributes a one-page one-off and there's an Alan Moore-penned photo story featuring The Collector.
The whole package adds up to 64 pages of pure nostalgia for the days of Summer Specials!
You can order your copies from Hibernia via their Comicsy webstore, price £7.00.