Happy Warrior The Life Story of Sir Winston Churchill GN (2014) comic books 2014-2016
1st printing. Written by Clifford Makins. Art and cover by Frank Bellamy. Each issue of the Eagle was chocablock with adventures and exciting new pastimes for boys - from Dan Dare to Extra Special Agent Harris Tweed. In the 1950s, the comic embarked on an ambitious series chronicling the life of some of Britain's most famous men - Nelson, Baden Powell, Alfred the Great, Montgomery and Churchill, to name a few. Here we have the complete set of Eagle comic strips which tell the story of Winston Churchill's life - his birth at Blenheim, his education at Harrow and Oxford, his time in the army as well as his appointment to government and eventually to his stint as War Leader. Includes an extended essay by Richard M. Langworth, a pre-eminent Churchill historian. Original comic strip format, lifted directly out of the Eagle comics from the 1950s 'Heroes' series. Softcover, 7-in. x 9-in., 72 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.