My recent score on e-Bay of over a dozen back issues of the Eagle has not been a one-off. Though funds (and space) are still at a premium, I have once again begun chipping away at that Wants List I drew up over a quarter of a century ago
A couple of days ago, I wiped a large chunk of it out with the winning of half- a year’s worth of Eagle‘s in one go, Volume 13 nos 27 – 52 inclusive, the back half of 1962. Some of these I already had, but literally only a handful, and the least perfect copy of each duplicate will go back on e-Bay for other collectors to aim to complete their Lists.
The actual comics were delivered yesterday and I spent the morning a long way away in time.
And that took care of Volume 13. It’s a testament to the difficulty of this pursuit to think that it’s taken me over twenty five years (albeit with one very very long gap in there) to get together all the issues for a single Volume, a whole year.
The last time I could boast that was when I was a small boy, getting his weekly comic courtesy of his Dad. And the irony is that this isn’t even one of the complete Volumes of then, but a whole year earlier than discovering Eagle in the first place.
I do have two other Volumes for which I want but two issues each: which will be next?