Eagle Hotline 06: Here Comes Lawless

Hello reader and welcome to another brief Eagle Hotline. In this bulletin we spruik our involvement in the forthcoming Lawless virtual Comicon just over a week away, a Kickstarter for Battle Action Force, the face of Doomlord can be YOURS – oh, and a quick update on Where Eagles Dare. We’re still here, honest!


Show links:

Lawless ComicCon 2021

Isidro Campos’ Doomlord Mask (courtesy of Down the Tubes)

Action Force: The Battle Years Kickstarter

WED 36 – Arsenal of Sheds


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Join Pete and Dave for an episode of endings with the Eagle issues 112-116 (for May to June 1984) as Doomlord finds a new home, Dan Dare escapes his space prison, Danny Pike swings towards a climax, Fatso Parsons draws a line, and Manix routs a Rats’ Nest full of sheds.  All this and more (like a bloody great T-Rex waiting in the wings), Where Eagles Dare….

Scream and Scream Again 4 – Going Under!

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Join Pete and Dave for our final look at IPC’s Scream! comic, with fishy themed issues  13-15 under the microscope with our special guest, podcasting legend and master librarian Mr Jim Moon of the Hypnogoria podcast.
This time, the Nightcomers bow out, Max give a housing officer a bad case of crabs,  the Sea Beast makes an appearance, Tales from the Grave gets “handy”, and a dead man gets fingered in Library of Death.  And a Merry Christmas to all you at home! J

WED35 – “Off” for the Holidays

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Join Pete and Dave for a slightly “off-piste” adventure as we detour to the New Eagle 1984 Holiday Special. We visit East Germany with the News Team, scale the pyramids with an off brand Manix, take a busman’s holiday with Dan Dare, do summer school with Crow Street, and learn some new tricks with PACO.  All this and more… Where Eagles Dare.

Scream And Scream Again 3 – Skeletalmania!

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Join Pete and Dave and a special guest for a special Halloween visit to the depths under Kings Reach Tower to revisit the hallowed halls of Scream Comic issues 9-12 from the deep dark past of 1984!  Inside Drac goes on the attack, Max sets out a road of vengeance, a Tomb gets terrible, and … oh no Uncle Terry! Not Again!

WED 34 – Heroes in a Half Track

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Join Pete and Dave in a tongue tied episode reviewing IPC’s Eagle issues 108-111 (April – May 1984).
This time, Doomlord returns, Dan Dare does a runner, Lord Baynor goes down, Danny Pike faces The Animal (and 80 stereotyping), One Eyed Jack makes a handbrake turn, and things get “scorchio” on Crow St.  All this and more (sorry Fox) – Where Eagles Dare!

WED 33 – The One with the Train Station

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Hello again to all our dear listener.  We hope you are safe and well, as Peter and Dave dive back into the Eagle archives for issues 104-107 of the 1984 run of the new Eagle comic.  This time Danny Pike trains with the Shark, Crowe Street Comp go wild in a very English way, Dan Dare gets the shock of his life, and Manix meets his match.  All this and more, Where Eagles Dare…

Eagle Hotline 05 – “Valiant” Effort


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Hello World! – Pete and Dave are back to review the recent Rebellion releases during lockdown.  Along the way we do a spoiler free visit the worlds of the Action, Smash, and 2000AD Sci-fi Specials, before diving into the third (and, for now, final?) installment of the Vigilant comic series, and having a look at Rebellion’s attempts to breathe life into the back catalog.

WED Lockdown Special: Dan Dare – Oh Yeah!


Join Pete and Dave for a lockdown sidestep for an anniversary audio assessment of the songs about everybody’s favourite space hero (sort of).  Featured in the episodes are tracks by Elton John, David Bowie, The Tornadoes, The Mekons, Pink Floyd, The Art of Noise and the Wedding Present.

Enjoy – stay safe, and stay well.

Best wishes from Pete and Dave

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Show Notes:
The Tornadoes – Telsar:

Pink Floyd – Astronomy Dominie:
(Dan Dare pops up at 3.22 – honest)

David Bowie – The DJ:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRRmU_pOXnk

The Mekons – Out of Space (It’s a Really Nice Place):

Elton John – Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future):

Art of Noise – Dan Dare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsPiTbxkLwE

The Wedding Present – Dan Dare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyhs0mMzOw0


Birthday Hotline

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It’s April 2020, and beside a lot of other things going on, the original Eagle comic and its most famous comic strip are turning 70. Join Peter and Dave in a short news round-up and commemorative chat during our Year of Dare.

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Special focus in this episode is given to our friends at Comic Scene, who dedicate a good amount of the April 2020 iss to the big birthday. The issue is available digitally – but if you can, consider picking up the hard copy with its rather lovely Martin Baines cover art. You can read their blog here:

Also on the blog, check out the links to free issues of Planet Journey and Eagle Flies Again – plenty to read during your lockdown!

And finally, from the both of us – good health, good cheer, and and we look forward to providing more audio distraction for you soon.

Kia kaha, kia ora

Peter and David.

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