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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Comics exhibition at the V&A

I didn't know about this until I read about it on the Comics UK forum today but the Victoria and Albert Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of British adventure comics.

Entitled On Eagle's Wings: British adventure comics, 1950-1969 the exhibition covers the boom period of boys and girls adventure weeklies ushered in by Eagle in 1950 and runs from January 7th to May 27th. Free admission.

This was truly a golden era for UK comics, seeing the launches of Lion, Valiant, June, Victor, Bunty, Commando, Hornet, Tiger, TV21, and numerous other adventure titles that left a lasting impression on the British comics industry and the readers.

For more details visit the V&A website.

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