An interesting article
appears in the Autumn 2000 edition of Evergreen.
Marcus Morris was a
clergyman. He launched a national periodical, The
Anvil, that ran into financial difficulties. The
Hulton Press approached Marcus Morris when
Picture Post was ailing and paper stocks needed
to be used.
The Eagle was launched on 14
April 1950. The initial print run of 900,000 sold
out. Captain Pugwash ran for 19 issues [John Ryan]
before it was withdrawn. Other memorable
characters were Skippy the Kangeroo and Dan Dare.
The article in Evergreen is
a very good read.
First Edition of the Eagle - 14 April
children in the 1950s and 1960s were
familiar with the Eagle comic, and Dan
Dare's conitinuing struggle with the
Mekon which was re-enacted daily in
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