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Issue 55 (40 pp)

Winter 2021


Page Contents - Issue 55
FrontThe cover art is Ian Kennedy's atmospheric  illustration of the Anastasia.
2From the Editor
3-6Dan Dare in "Voyage of the Ankum"  Episodes 13-14, written by John Bailey, adapted by Richard Woods, drawn by William Naylor, with text and editing by Des Shaw, and colouring by Martin Baines.
7-11The Adventures of Alan Stranks, by Andrew Darlington - a  biography of the celebrated Alan Stranks who worked on The Eagle magazine, amongst other things, and best known for the PC49 strip in Eagle.
12-13A Tribute to Greta Tomlinson, by Rod Barzilay. Greta Tomlinson was one of the original artists who worked with Frank Hampson on The Eagle in Southport, Lancashire, from 1950
14-17Jeff Hawke, The Comet's Tale, Part 2, Original monochrome artwork and story by Sydney Jordan. (Colourised).
18-19 Space News, by Ray Wright. New findings on the core of Mars, and discussion of the forthcoming exploration and colonisation. William Shatner's (short) journey into space.
20-21Centrespread, by Ian Kennedy. An atmospheric illustration of the Anastasia in flight.
22-23Space News, continued. A very rare triple image of a galaxy by gravitational lensing, a hi-res image of an asteroid and an update on the SpaceX fully-re-usable "Starship", with its massive booster stage, connected for the first time.
24-27Target: Earth Episode 6 Story by Gordon Coombs, Art by Harry Winslade Tom, Gerry, and Professor Harris put their sabotage plan into action.
28-31Boys' Papers, a glance through the early years. By that we mean magazines for boys that were published 100 years ago, and more (no such thing as girls in those days..)
32-35Nick Hazard, Interstellar Agent, in Invaders from Time, Episode 2,  by John Russell Fearn, Art by Ron Turner and colouring by Martin Baines.
36-37City in Space, Part 3. More about the ambitious designs of Daniel C Romick, of the Goodyear Aircraft Company, aimed at building large habitations in Earth orbit.
38A Don Harley illustration of Dan, Digby and Peabody in their AD2000 incarnations and a ludicrous, but well-illustrated "Eagle" spaceship in the background
39Earthward Bound, Yet more cheesy madness of those pesky moon creatures with those thermionic valves on their heads (unsafe, I call it)
BackA superb picture of Greta Tomlinson as Peabody, by Don Harley