Tuesday, December 11, 2012
TV-AM vs EAGLE
My thanks to Andy Luke for sending me this clipping from Eagle dated 17th September 1983. It makes for very interesting reading! It concerns an incident when TV-AM broadcast an attack on IPC's Eagle weekly on claims that it might be a bad influence on certain children.
As you can see, the editor (Dave Hunt? Barrie Tomlinson?) was clearly furious at such an accusation and his editorial delivers a well reasoned response to TV-AM's story, pulling no punches. What's particularly impressive is that Eagle treats the readers in a mature fashion on an equal footing.
The irony is that IPC always went out of their way to try and make sure the stories and artwork was suitable for children, especially after the controversy that Action caused in 1976, but TV-AM still desperately rooted out something they considered to be a bad influence.
Anyway, click on the clipping to enlarge the image and have a read for yourselves of this fascinating piece of comics history.