Return of the Eagle
Various (writers & artists)
Released 08/23/1975 - 02/14/1976
Printed in Issues No. 25 thru No. 50 (26 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. WWII continues as this Mike Nelson episodic story unfolds.
Episode 3-1 (No. 25) - Orders To Kill - 4 black & white pages.
Mike Nelson Returns To Germany - With Orders To Kill! Nelson parachutes into Germany and walks 2 hours to Berlin. He has orders to eliminate an S.S. General named Maximilian Von Rittermann. Will he succeed? Read and find out!
Episode 3-2 (No. 26) - Assassinate A German Admiral - 4 black & white pages.
Nelson Strikes In The Middle Of A U-Boat Victory Celebration! Nelson's target is a German Admiral named Bausch. He must execute the Admiral and get away. Will Nelson's mission be a success? Read, See and Know!
Episode 3-3 (No. 27) - Target British Traitor - 4 black & white pages. Britain's Top Agent - Loose In Germany With Orders To Kill. Nelson decides that his next victim should be a Lord John Wagleigh that is English and does radio broadcasts on a station in Berlin. Will the Eagle get the traitor? The answer goes out as bad news over the airways.
Episode 3-4 (No. 28) - Doctor To Die - 3 black & white pages. The "Eagle" Visits A Nazi Concentration Camp - As A Prisoner! Nelson enters a German Prison Camp to kill a mad German doctor. Can he get away with this bold assassination? Only a bullet for medicine can tell the tale!
Episode 3-5 (No. 29) - The Show Must Go On! - 4 black & white pages. The "Eagle" Strikes In The Middle Of A German Opera! Nelson's mark this time is Herr Gabler who is the Head of Counter Espionage in occupied Countries. What is the Eagle's performance? Nelson's applause comes from his gun and the mark falls to his death! Another enemy dead, Nelson escapes the theater and catches a train.
Episode 3-6 (No. 30) - The Breakfast Hit - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson's prey is in Western France. He is General Gessler, the Chief of Gestapo and the Eagle will ice him in a restaurant at breakfast time. Will the motorcycle Nelson takes help him get away?
Episode 3-7 (No. 31) - Hangman of Linge - 4 black & white pages.
The Eagle Serves A Death Warrant On The Hangman Of Linge! Nelson is sent to to shoot a hangman named Hitzen, but gets caught and lynched instead from a light pole. Yet will the Eagle survive to get his mark and escape? You can count on it thanks to a friend!
Episode 3-8 (No. 32) - Duel to the Death - 4 black & white pages.
A Duel To The Death For Secret Agent Mike Nelson! The Eagle's next victim is the Prussian aristocrat, Count Erich Von Altburg. They duel to the death with swords and Nelson makes his men believe he is an agent of the Gestapo.
Episode 3-9 (No. 33) - The Death Chair - 4 black & white pages.
Will The Eagle Break Under Vicious Nazi Torture? Nelson saves a Russian agent from an electric chair and takes his place to take out Herr Baumann. Will Herr Baumann rest in peace after getting fried?
Episode 3-10 (No. 34) - Death Drop - 3 black & white pages.
Eagle risks a death-drop to find his next target. Nelson's next target is skiing in the Bavarian Alps, so he drops in to get him. His target is Gruppenfurrer Otto Dekker, but can he take him out on the slopes.
Episode 3-11 (No. 35) - Secret Papers - 4 black & white pages.
Orders From London - Find The Killer Spy With Secret Papers! A German agent named Hoffman has killed someone with secret papers. So, Nelson must find and kill Hoffman to get the paper himself.
Episode 3-12 (No. 36) - Top Secret Weapon Trial - 4 black & white pages.
The Eagle strikes during a Top Secret German Weapon Trial! Russian Prisoners are used in the test of a new remote control device for the German Panzer Tank. Nelson has ordered to kill Professor Linz and discredit his remote-control device.
Episode 3-13 (No. 37) - Eagle Vs Kondor - 3 black & white pages.
The British Secret Agent In A Deadly Shoot-Out! Posing as a scarecrow the Eagle finds his next target on a shooting range in the Black Forest. Nelson has to fight with everyone on the range to get his man. But will the Eagle or Kondor win?
Episode 3-14 (No. 38) - The German Death Line - 3 black & white pages.
Britain's Top Agent Strikes On A German Death Line. Mike Nelson's mission is to stop at all costs Nazi rail boss Karl Sleicher and his train of death in Eastern Germany.
Episode 3-15 (No. 39) - Save German Generals - 3 black & white pages.
Hitler and the Nazi High Command are killing all Officers that they think are traitors. The Eagle is send to save some of them still alive.
Episode 3-16 (No. 40) - Kill The Eagle Or Die - 3 black & white pages.
Mike Nelson assassinates Colonel Meyer and the Colonel's nephew vows to kill him. Will the kid get his chance?
Episode 3-17 (No. 41) - The Traitorous Police Chief - 4 black & white pages.
Deadly Action With Britain's Number One Secret Agent! A Dutch Police Chief is a Nazi lover and a traitor to his country and countrymen. Nelson has orders to Kidnap this Police Chief and hand him over to the Resistance.
Episode 3-18 (No. 42) - The Prisoners' Helper - 4 black & white pages.
Eagle On A Mission Of Revenge To Help Tortured Prisoners! Nelson is sent to rescue some prisoners in Eastern Germany and get rid of a Herr Brecht.
Episode 3-19 (No. 43) - Trap of Opportunity - 4 black & white pages.
General-Major Kleiber Sets A Cunning Trap For Mike Nelson! But will the Eagle fall for it or will he get his mark, a German named Grenz?
Episode 3-20 (No. 44) - Two For The Price Of One - 3 black & white pages.
Britain's Top Agent Strikes - On Hitler's Birthday! A French Resistance group called Maquis need the help of Mike Nelson to catch a traitor. But thing are not what they seem, because there are really two traitors.
Episode 3-21 (No. 45) - Eliminated K Nineteen - 3 black & white pages.
A German Agent known only as 'K Nineteen' leaves his mark at British seaports. Mike Nelson, aka The Eagle is give orders to finish off the German Spy called K Nineteen as quickly as possible.
Episode 3-22 (No. 46) - Silence the Scientist - 4 black & white pages.
Dead Or Alive - A Top Scientist Must Not Be Allowed To Talk! Nelson has orders to kill a Danish Professor that's a German prisoner, but he believe he can bring him safely out.
Episode 3-23 (No. 47) - Alias Sergeant Adler - 4 black & white pages.
A Mission With A Dramatic Ending For Britain's Top Agent! Nelson poses as a German Sergeant named Adler and helps a German escape who is the nephew of a German General called The Laughing Torturer. What will happen next?
Episode 3-24 (No. 48) - In the Hands of the Laughing Torturer - 4 black & white pages.
Britain's Top Agent Captured By The "Laughing Torturer!" Mike Nelson has been captured by the man he was sent to kill. Will the Eagle be able to escape and still take out his mark.
Episode 3-25 (No. 49) - The Secret Steal Formula - 3 black & white pages.
Action, Suspense, Drama With Top Agent Mike Nelson! A Swedish professor is murdered by a German who worked with him and his formula is taken. It is the mission of Nelson to get the formula and kill the man who took it.
Episode 3-26 (No. 50) - Nelson vs Kleiber - 4 black & white pages.
Nelson's Ultimate Target - His Bitter Rival - Kleiber! The Gestapo leader Kleiber gets a list of British Agents and claims to be a traitor to sale it back to them. But will his plan work or back fire and will Nelson fall for the scheme?
Conclusion: After finishing a number of missions that were to rid the world of evil men this episodic story ends. If it had been published and printed in one volume it would have made a graphic novel with 94 pages.
Here are the pages I have of it.