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After 12 years and 505 issues, Eagle comes to an end this issue. Unusually for a British comic, all the stories come to a natural conclusion.

All three original ongoing stories (Dan Dare, Computer Warrior and Z-Knights) finish with double-length episodes.

No Thirteenth Floor or Storm Force, but there are eight chapters of Doomlord.

Cover: David Pugh (Dan Dare)

  • Dan Dare - Brainwashed (part 17 - final part) (Tom Tully - David Pugh)
  • feature - Zig and Zag interview
  • Detective Zed (reprint from Eagle) (three episodes - final part) (Alan Grant/John Wagner - Robin Smith)
  • Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales - Night of the Werebot (reprint from 2000AD prog 184) (Gary Rice - Dave Gibbons)
  • Charley's War (reprint from Eagle/Battle) (three episodes - final part) (Pat Mills - Joe Colquhoun)
  • Computer Warrior - Another World (part 3 - final part) (James Nicholas - Mike Dorey)
  • Z-Knights (part 5 - final part) (Ian Rimmer - Robin Smith)
  • feature - Kellogg's Frosties Gladiators competition
  • Ernie (script/art: Dave Follows)
  • Doomlord - Son of Doomlord (reprint from Eagle - eight episodes - abridged - final part) (Alan Grant - Eric Bradbury)

Final message, from Max the Computer, editor of Eagle:

Like Zig and Zag my name has just three letters and, like the aliens from the planet Zog, it is also my task to wish all readers, their friends and families - everyone! a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The vital news from Max is that this issue will be the last Eagle Monthly printed. Phew! My monitor shook with the shock of your shouts of protest. Max urges you not to be despondent.

The name Eagle has been around for a long time. Ask your dads (grandads, too), because Eagle first started its career way back in 1950 and was a massive hit with kids of the time as they thrilled to the excellent storylines and powerful artwork.

The decision to close a comic is never taken lightly but, as comic readers, you will know there are some cool titles out there for you to read.

Football fans have Roy of the Rovers...science-fiction fans have 2000AD and Judge Dredd the Megazine...video games players have the recently launched Sonic. There's Batman Adventures, the Adventures of Superman or, if you prefer a laugh, there's a Buster Weekly to enjoy.

Should you choose to switch to one of these mega publications, Max knows that you won't be disappointed.

Farewell for now thrill-seekers. Thank you for your excellent support and keep a watch out for the mighty Eagle. Who knows, we might all meet again one day...

Max

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