Day of the Eagle
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Barrie Mitchell (artist), Eric Hebden (writer), Patrick Wright (artist)
Copyright: 03/08/1975 - 05/24/1975
Printed in Issues No. 1 thru No. 12 (12 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. This comic story is set during World War II and it unfolded as follows;
Episode 1-1 (No. 1) - Codename: Eagle - 3 pages (2 color and 1 black & white).
Meet Mike Nelson - Britain's Deadliest Secret Agent! Nelson steal plans from Germans in Normandy and returns to London. There he gets his new mission to kill Hitler!
Episode 1-2 (No. 2) - The Gestapo Trap - 4 black & white pages.
Agent Mike Nelson - With The War's Most Important Mission! Nelson is flown to occupied France and dropped. French Resistance helps him and he boards a train to Munich. Yet another agent at Gestapo headquarter cracks and tells all. Will the Eagle make it to Munich aboard the train or get caught?
Episode 1-3 (No. 3) - Evading The Germans - 3 black & white pages.
The German Close In - Can Mike Nelson Break Out? Mike Nelson (The Eagle) has to avoid the German that are after him and try to find a way to Munich fast.
Episode 1-4 (No. 4) - Target Adolf Hitler! - 3 black & white pages.
Will Mike Nelson complete the most vital mission of the war? The Eagle Closes On His Target! Has Kleiber clipped the wings of The Eagle or will he finally put a bullet in Hitler? The suspense and mystery deepens!
Episode 1-5 (No. 5) - Is The Fuhrer Dead? - 3 black & white pages.
The Assassin Has Struck - But There's A Shock In Store! The Eagle Has Challenged The Very Might Of Germany! Mike Nelson thinks he has killed Hitler, but a double has been used and The Eagle must still carry out his mission and escape if he can.
Episode 1-6 (No. 6) - In Gestapo Hands - 3 black & white pages.
The Eagle Is sentenced to death by Hitler! Mike Nelson (The Eagle) has been caught and will face death in Berlin. If he can get away, he still must carry-out the mission given him.
Episode 1-7 (No. 7) - Have You Seen This Man? - 3 black & white pages.
The Gestapo Manhunt Closes In On The "Eagle"! Nelson escaped and now the Gestapo are after him again. Can he eluded them to finish him mission and is it foretold in the star?
Episode 1-8 (No. 8) - A Second Chance At Hitler - 3 black & white pages.
Mike Nelson has fooled Hitler into believing he is his Astrologer. Can he kill the Fuhrer? But, the Gestapo is still after him. Will he be caught by them again or die? Is this the end of The Eagle?
Episode 1-9 (No. 9) - Is The Eagle Dead? - 3 black & white pages.
Adolf Hitler Gloats Over Mike Nelson's Dead Body! Nelson is believed dead by all. But is he? No and his mission to kill Hitler goes on.
Episode 1-10 (No.10) - New Weapon, Another Chance! - 3 black & white pages.
Armed With A New Weapon - Eagle Closes in On His Target! Nelson is again hunting Hitler, but now it's in the Black Valley of Bavaria. Something is going on there! But what? Will Nelson get caught yet again?
Episode 1-11 (No.11) - Hitler And The Bomb - 3 black & white pages. Is The Eagle's Cover About To Be Blown? Mike Nelson (The Eagle) has enter the German testing area and readies himself to kill Hitler. But, there's a great atomic blast. Has Nelson died in the fallout? Not a chance, but radiation is not a good for anyone.
Episode 1-12 (No.12) - Between Two Evils - 3 black & white pages. Nelson Has Witnessed The Most Terrible Weapon Of Mankind! The Eagle must choose to kill Hitler or the scientist that could help the Germans win the war.
Conclusion - Hitler is still alive though German atomic program is stalled. But, has Nelson truly died? This comic story ends with a total of 37 pages, enough for a whole comic book if it had been printed as such.
Note: This comic story was reprinted in the Battle Picture Weekly Annual 1980 some 5 years after its first printings. This time it was abridged to 24 pages and put into only 2 parts.
The Death's Head Dossier
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Geoff Campion (artist), Robert Ede (writer)
Copyright: 05/31/1975 - 08/09/1975
Printed in Issues No. 13 thru No. 23 (11 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. Again the comic story is set during World War II and unfolds as follows:
Preface (No. 13) - Advertisement - 1 black & white page.
Did Mike Nelson Really Die? Find out for sure!
Episode 2-1 (No. 14) - Secret Agent Mike Nelson Is Back! - 4 black & white pages.
Britain's Top Wartime Agent Mike Nelson Returns. Two prisoners are exchanged on the border of Germany and Switzerland, one of them is Mike Nelson. On the journey back in London he tells how he survived. Nelson recovers and is given a new mission, that of going after the Nazi Death Head Unit somewhere in England.
Episode 2-2 (No. 15) - A British General Must Die - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson Cracks A Code And A General Seems Certain To Die! General Best is to be killed and Nelson has a plan to save him and get the Death's Head Unit out into the open. Will his plan work?
Episode 2-3 (No. 16) - Nelson The Nazi? - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson Joins The Nazis - At Large In Britain! Nelson takes the place of an assassin he killed. Torpedo Warheads are to be taken and Nelson must make sure they're not used.
Episode 2-4 (No. 17) - The Death's Head Commandos - 3 black & white pages.
Caught In The Path Of A Speeding Lorry! The Judd Steelworks is to be destroyed and Mike Nelson must stop it. Has he lost his cover and do they know who he is?
Episode 2-5 (No. 18) - Assassins For The Eagle - 3 black & white pages.
Mike's Cover Is Blown - His Assassination Has Been Fixed! Nelson is to be killed, but ends up killing the two after him. Then he discovers a possible traitor. What will happen next!
Episode 2-6 (No. 19) - Nelson Vs. Forster - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson Come Face To Face With A Traitor! Colonel Forster is the traitor and Nelson must do whatever he can to stop him and assume his identity.
Episode 2-7 (No. 20) - Death From Nazis - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson Faces Death From Nazis Based In Britain! Nelson is caught and questioned, but gets away. He then sees a Prisoner of War Camp for Germans. Is it the base of The Death's Head Group and where are the tanks they stole? Also how many other British Officers have become traitors and will Nelson make it out of the camp alive?
Episode 2-8 (No. 21) - Operation Totenkopf - 3 black & white pages.
Can Mike smash the Germans' plan in time? A deadly plan was being hatched in a British prison camp! The German prisoners (last of The Death's Head Group) plan to use the tanks they stole to killer top Allied officers at a nearby gathering.
Episode 2-9 (No. 22) - Preventing A Massacre - 3 black & white pages.
Can Mike Nelson prevent a massacre by Nazi fanatics? The Death's Head Group are attacking the brass of the Allied Forces and it is up to Nelson to stop them. Will he be able to stop a massacre?
Episode 2-10 (No. 23) - Saved By Top Agent - 3 black & white pages.
Nelson Race Against Time To Prevent A Brutal Massacre! Only one tank is left after Nelson's attach on The Death's Head Group. The Top Allied Brass plan to take a train, so Nelson must save them from the remaining tank of course. Finely a victory for Nelson!
Conclusion: Nelson saves the top brass and the country. The Death's Head Dossier is closed for good thanks to him. Yes, again another comic story that could have made a whole comic book itself with 32 pages in total.
Note: This comic story was reprinted in Battle Picture Weekly Annual 1981 around 5 years after it's first printing. It was minus the ad, had only 30 pages and was told in 2 parts. Yet all text and art was used.
Mike Nelson - Secret Agent
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Patrick Wright (artist), Gerry Finley-Day (writer)
From Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special 1975 - the whole story in 4 black & white pages. Nelson kills and then poses as SS Colonel Weike in Greece. He flies to Crete as the Colonel to rescue Georges Zappas, the head of the guerrilla fighter on the island.
Return of the Eagle
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Various (writers & artists)
Copyright: 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.
Night of the Eagle
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Robert Ede (writer)
Copyright: 02/21/1976 - 03/06/1976
Printed in Issues No. 51 thru No. 53 (3 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. Will night give Mike Nelson cover and keep him safer.
Part 1 (No. 51) - 4 black & white pages - Britain's Deadliest Agent In A Thrilling New Spy Adventure. Nelson stops a train with a van to photograph German plans for the Russian Front. Then takes them to Russian Agents and discovers a German General who wishes to defect and who has the Atlantic Wall Defense Plans the British want. Yet has the Gestapo set a trap for The Eagle and the traitor General?
Part 2 (No. 52) - 4 black & white pages - Agent Mike Nelson In A Night Of Blazing Suspense! Now aboard a train for Paris Nelson must meet with the traitor General to get the plans he need. But, the Gestapo is bound to get in the way. With the plans stolen and the General dead The Eagle must follow the man who took them. Then Nelson discovers the other man is American O.S.S. and after the plans as well. Yet, the American doesn't has the same plans Nelson needs. Has he failed and was it the wrong General?
Part 3 (No. 53) - 4 black & white pages - A Dramatic Climax To Mike Nelson's Daring Mission! Nelson boards the train again with the help of the O.S.S. Agent. The Eagle finely meets the true traitor General and discovers the plan were sent ahead to Paris. In Paris he get the suitcase with the plans and gets away from the Germans with help from the same O.S.S. Agent.
Conclusion: Mike Nelson with the Atlantic Wall Defense Plans believes British and American lives will be saved. His mission has succeeded. This story ends after only 12 pages.
The Eagle Flies East
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Patrick Wright (artist), Chris Lowder (writer)
Copyright: 03/20/1976 - 08/07/1976
Printed in Issues No. 55 thru No. 75 (21 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. Mike Nelson goes to Asia. But will his luck be better?
Episode 4-1 (No. 55) - The Professor Zekker Impostor - 4 black & white pages.
Britain's Top War Agent In A Thrilling New Spy Adventure! Nelson kills and then poses as Professor Zekker to destroy plans of the germ warfare rockets. What else will he have to do to succeed?
Episode 4-2 (No. 56) - The Plane Truth - 3 black & white pages.
A Thrilling Climax With A Twist For Agent Mike Nelson! Now in Asia Nelson must find a way to finish the mission with out any help. Is the bomber plane what he needs?
Episode 4-3 (No. 57) - Terror of the Jungle - 3.5 black & white pages.
Thrilling Spy Action Filled With Suspense And Drama For Agent Mike Nelson. Marooned in a jungle in the Philippines the Eagle must find a way out. Can he help the natives and still survive?
Episode 4-4 (No. 58) - No Holds Barred - 3.5 black & white pages.
Britain's Top Agent Mike Nelson Hovering Between Life And Dead! Nelson and the natives must fight the Japanese to stay alive. Will he be captured and what else will happen?
Episode 4-5 (No. 59) - Traitor Aboard - 3 black & white pages.
Ambush! Nelson Returns To The Island Where He Stared Death In The Face! Nelson returns to the island and there discovers that someone on the American ship is a traitor. Will he get him?
Episode 4-6 (No. 60) - The Captured Scientist - 3 black & white pages.
His Codename Is 'Eagle' - His Game Is Spying - His Mission Is Death! Nelson is assigned to help U.S. Navel Intelligence rescue a Dutch Scientist from the Japanese. But is the scientist also a traitor?
Episode 4-7 (No. 61) - Another Deadly Assignment - 4 black & white pages.
Each Frame A Shock, Each Page a Blockbuster, Each Mission Spy-Packed! Nelson must find the base of a Major Chang in Borneo for the Americans and let them know where it is.
Episode 4-8 (No. 62) - The Oldest Spy Trick! - 3 black & white pages.
A Enemy Dies - A Daring Car Chase - And The Eagle Is Trapped! Nelson is sent to Singapore to get vital information for the Americans about the Japanese from a Dr. Feng. Yet to get it he must use a trick!
The Eagle Must Die
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Chris Lowder (writer), Patrick Wright (artist)
Copyright: 08/14/1976 - 10/16/1976
Printed in Issues No. 76 thru No. 85 (10 issues) of Battle Picture Weekly. The enemies of the Eagle want him dead. Will Mike Nelson survive?