M1679N Eagle Annuals. In a world of cynicism and distrust, the story of the development of the popular British “Eagle” comic magazine is an inspiration. It’s founder, Marcus Morris, was a Parish Vicar with an interest in communicating with the general public. He was unimpressed with the communication form of the weekly ‘pew sheet’.
He experimented with different forms of presentation, which were running the parish into serious debt. He observed the phenomenal rise of the American comic form and concluded that “...while they were skilfully and vividly drawn, their content was deplorably over violent and obscene, often with undue emphasis on the supernatural and magical as a way of problem solving.”
He set about to produce a comic magazine in a form that would “...convey to the child the right kind of standards, values and attitudes, combined with the necessary amount of excitement and adventure.” Thus in 1951 “The Eagle” was born. A combination of comic,learning, adventure, hobby skills, in a high quality presentation. Available for Sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery we have a number of Eagle Annuals, which are in good to very good order for $15.00 per copy.
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