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Eagle Returns: Neil Vokes & Jack Herman




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Reviews, Independent,

Eagle TPBBack in the go-go 1980s there were a number of creators who jumped into the direct market with their own comic books, spurred on by a low barrier to entry, an open marketplace and a burst of energy and talent. And the ability to own and control the rights to their creations.

One of the very best of that bunch was Eagle by Jack Herman, Neil Vokes and Rich Rankin.

Now, Moonstone Books is releasing the first collection of this black-and-white classic in a deluxe edition trade paperback.

Moonstone's PR describes the series as "Lone Wolf And Cub meets Blade Runner" and I'd say that's pretty on the mark. Eagle is supernatural adventure with swords. Even if I weren't already a fan of the original series, I'd pick it up based on that alone.

This volume collects the first six issues and offers up a preview of the new series that the guys have in development. Neil and Co. have tossed in some extras here too: a cover gallery, concept sketches, and "editorial pieces from the creative team and artists that were inspired" by Eagle.

Eagle: The Original Adventures TPB Vol. 1 is a whopper, weighing in at 200 pages for just $16.95. That's a bargain for this kind of comic, and its success will pave the way for the rest of the series.

[Artwork: Eagle: The Original Adventures TPB Vol. 1 cover by Neil Vokes]

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