Information on Eagle Strips
Amstor Computer Story
This was a different story each week, usually with a clever twist
at the end, which was supposedly written by the Amstor Computer.
A rather silly story about the battle against giant ants in the
fictional South American country of Bolavia.
Eagle's only attempt at a superhero type strip. The Avenger was
a schoolteacher by day and a Captain America type by night.
This story was originally from Tiger comic. Billy Dane was an
ordinary schoolboy, but when he put on his football boots, which
once belonged to a soccer star of the past he became invincible
on the pitch.
A story about a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The gripping tale of twin brothers who are involved in a car crash
which kills thier parents. One of the brothers lands in a pool
of radioactive waste which mutates him to an ape like state. The
story traces thier escape from hospital and quest for a doctor
to find a cure.
Charley's war originated in Battle. It follows the experiences of
a young soldier in the Great War. One of the grittiest and least
glamourised war strips I have seen.
Primarily a platform for advertising computer games, this strips
variety kept it fresh throughout it's long run. Bobby Patterson's
friend Martin French was trapped inside his computer, having found
the code for the real life facility. Bobby could only rescue him
by completing a certain number of games using the real life code.
Failure would trap him in the computer. Bobby did save his friend,
but other curcumstances drew him back into the computer world, which
developed over the years into a well defined alternate reality.
Take a look at the games he played and download some from my
Computer Warrior page
A rogue KGB agent starred in this atmospheric strip.
The initials stood for 'Dial a Dawn Destructor', Dawn Destrustion
were a rock band who moonlighted as detectives.
Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future
Dan Dare, great, great grandson of the legendary space hero was the
flagship strip in Eagle over it's lifetime. Take a look at the
Dan Dare section.
Originally a Tiger strip. Blake Edmonds was a stuntman who had
suffered horiffic burns in an accident. He kept his face hidden
behind a mask to all but his girlfriend, Suzi Walsh. The pair
found that they gained an affinity with the supernatural and
found themselves battling against ghosts, vampires and the like.
This story featured superb artwork by Vanyo.
A strip set in London of the future, it dealt with the adventures
and misadventures of robotic detective Zed.
Kaz, Chas and Dogbone, three young men in search of a job. This
story has them involved in all kind of scrapes and money-making
One of the longest running stories in Eagle, it told the tale of
two aliens from the planet Nox, despatched in turn to pass judgement
on mankind. The first, Doomlord Zyn, failed in his attempt to
destroy mankind. The second, Doomlord Vek, ruled in favour of Earth
and became its protector. Vek went on to have a half human child,
Enok. The story becomes very strange at the end when Vek becomes
evil and two Enoks battle it out above the Earth. We discover that
the one that wins is a vampire, and the story ends abruptly!
The Dark Angels are a gang of young skateboarders who go in for a
bit of detective work on the side.
the Eagle One-off
Like the Amstor Computer story before it, the Eagle one off was
a short strip, usually with a twist at the end.
This three frame cartoon strip by Dave Fallows featured the
eagle 'Ernie' who provided plenty of laughs over its long run.
The Fifth Horseman
One of the early strips, I don't remember it too well apart from
the fact that it was pretty spooky!
the Fists of Danny Pike
This strip, illustrated by John M. Burns, told the story of a
Liverpudlian boxer who works his way up to Heavyweight champion
of the World.
A really silly strip about a man who is given a hand transplant,
the hand comes from an infamous mafiosi and before long it is
taking him over. The daft plot is saved, however by Vanyo's
The Hard Men
Clovis and Chowdhary were the hard men! A rather unmemorable
strip, I think they were a bit like the Professionals.
The Invisible Boy
This photo-story featured the son of a scientist who could turn
invisible through the use of one of his fathers inventions.
When he gripped a watch battery he would dissappear. I can't
remember quite what the point of it all was... but I'm sure
it made sense at the time.
A WWII photo-story... It followed Jake and his Platoon!
A strip from Wildcat. Joe Alien was exploring planets along
with the other Wildcat strips. Being an alien, he had the
advantages of stretching limbs, re-growing limbs and a
detatchable brain (not so hot, that last one!).
A photo-story featuring the worlds worst private eye. He would accidentally obliterrate evidence and generally
not have a clue about his cases. Through blind luck, Joe Soap
always solved the case in the end!
A strip from Battle. John Redburn was a British pilot flying
with the Soviet Air-force in WWII. Bog standard war strip,
but it did have it's exciting moments.
A grim portrayal of a future world. All those of fighting age
are on another planet fighting a war. On Earth all who remain
are the weak and the young. The responsiblity of policing goes
to children, they are Kid Cops.
A strip from Wildcat. Kitten Macgee and her all female team
are exploring new worlds and facing strange alien manaces!
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