Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Great Eagle Cutaways

Launched in 1950, Eagle comic was the brightest, shiniest comic of its time! However, one of the comics best features was the full-colour cutaways!

These cutaways were incredibly drawn, and an exciting form of education The artists, who almost always signed their work, would draw a new or intresting invention, then cutaway the top layer to reveal what was inside and how it all worked!

Unfortunatly, when Odhams bought Eagle in 1959, some of the cutaways lost their glorious full colour that had always made them stand out. Without the full colour the pages just didn't have the same effect on readers, and would never look as awesome as they could.

An early Odhams one, from March 1960.

In 2008 a book of some of the most beautiful cutaways was collected, and can be bought here on Amazon for just over £10!


TwoHeadedBoy said...

Great things these, but I always preferred the more fantastical ones in Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet comics. Seen those?

George Shiers said...

Nope - never seen them! A quick google search took me here, which has a (very) small selection of the cutaways! Some fantastic illustrations!

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