EAGLE (1ST SERIES)

Publishers: HULTON PRESS / LONGACRE / ODHAMS / IPC
Dates: Vol 1 #1 14th Apr 1950-Vol 20 #17 26th Apr 1969 (987 issues, joins Lion)
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

An exceptional comic for its time, printed in photogravure which gave it rich colours. The Eagle was Tabloid size so horizontal creases across the middle are common, completely flat copies are scarce. Volume 1 copies are more difficult to find but otherwise Eagles in general are fairly common comics. Last issues are more difficult. Only ever seen one Very Fine copy of issue #1. A signed by Frank Hampson VG copy of #1 (I recall) went for £219 at auction in Dec 1995, actually under estimate at the time. I bid for it but lost. In Malcolm Phillips' brilliant live auction in February 1999 I also recall a Fine grade Eagle #1 with the very rare Jeff Arnold Order Form. The item went for £286. Should have bought it!

Nov 2007 eBay UK sales: #1 (VG) £190 (but it had a professionally repaired spine and the newsagent s order form on page 15 was cut out a common fault), #2 (VG ) £82, #3 (VG ) £36. Jan 2008 eBay UK: #1 in Good with front and back covers separated and piece out of top left corner sold for £87. A #1 in about Fair/Good sold for £83.80 on eBay UK at the end of the same month. Another #1 sold for £83.57 in Mar 2009 with two thirds spine split and battered front cover (well described by top seller lindex). In Jun 2008 a run of Volume #1 issues #1-52 sold on eBay UK for £250, the first issue with a heavily taped spine. Another complete Volume 1 sold in Aug 2008 for £216. A lovely condition run of 46 issues from Vol 1 missing #1-4, 8 and 17 sold for £207 Sep 2008.

The second series re-launched Dan Dare and The Mekon on 27th March 1982, very common on eBay UK.

See also:

AMERICAN EAGLE WESTERN / EAGLE (2ND SERIES) / EAGLE ANNUAL / EAGLE BOOK OF AMAZING STORIES / EAGLE BOOK OF CAREERS: I WANT TO BE / EAGLE BOOK OF ROCKETS AND SPACE TRAVEL (2ND SERIES) / EAGLE BOOK OF ROCKETS AND SPACE TRAVEL (1ST SERIES) / EAGLE BOOK OF SPACECRAFT MODELS / EAGLE BOOK OF TRAINS / EAGLE FOOTBALL ANNUAL / EAGLE HOLIDAY EXTRA / EAGLE HOLIDAY SPECIAL / EAGLE PICTURE LIBRARY / EAGLE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR / EAGLE SUMMER SPECIAL / LONE EAGLE / EAGLE SPORTS ANNUAL / EAGLE BOOK OF HOBBIES / EAGLE BOOK OF MAGIC, THE / EAGLE BOOK OF RECORDS AND CHAMPIONS / EAGLE BOOK OF MODEL CARS / EAGLE BOOK OF THE UNIVERSE, THE / EAGLE BOOK OF SHIPS AND BOATS / EAGLE ANNUAL OF THE CUTAWAYS, THE / EAGLE BOOK OF CARS AND MOTOR SPORT / EAGLE NEW BOOK OF TRAINS / EAGLE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 997 997 997 997 997 997 434 434 434
Total £ 767.75 1,130 1,460 2,760 5,440 10,040 4,110 5,140 6,170

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.