May 3, 1969: Lion & Eagle comic on newsagents shelves

LION_EAGLE_no.1Eagle was a British children’s comic in its own right, published between 1950 and 1969, and then in a relaunched format from 1982 to 1994. It was founded by Marcus Morris, an Anglican vicar from Lancashire.

A perceived lowering of editorial standards preceded plummeting sales, and it was eventually subsumed by its rival, Lion, in 1969, nine issues short of its 1,000th edition. [Wikipedia]

Lion was a weekly British comics periodical published from 23 February 1952 to 18 May 1974, designed to compete with Eagle. It lasted for 1,156 issues. [Wikipedia]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s