Thursday 3 August 2017


From April 1990: the 'new' New EAGLE!

Another year... another relaunch.  And this one is interesting because it took the comic back towards its 1982-83 origins with a greater mix of 'real world' celebs and subjects likely to appeal to the target readership.  Definately a move towards a more magazine-centric format... albeit no sign (of course) of the return of the signiature photo-strips from those first 15-odd months.

I think the move reflects how much the comics market was struggling at the time and a recognition that the contents had to have a broader appeal.

Comic strips were - of course - a mainstay... including yet another DAN DARE makeover.  And a DD badge (still attached) as a freebie.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to spot that the badge features that same cover artwork you highlighted as a press favourite from Aug '89.


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