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#1 Carnivorous Vulgaris

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:36 PM

Don't know if anyone here was a reader of the monthly Eagle comic back in the late 80's/early 90's but there was a storyline in it called "Survival" that dealt with the eradication of all but a tiny fraction of the Earth's population by a virus and the story of a bunch of children struggling to survive after the catastrophe.  It was astoundingly similar to 28 Days Later in many ways and I remember loving it at the time.

Does anyone remember this strip?  Or is there anywhere you can download or buy old issues of the Eagle Monthly?
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:59 PM

Well I'd say you're first ports of call would be eBay, Google and Wikipedia, I dug up a little info after a few second of searching just to see what's out there, but it'll be your job to read through all that stuff.

Try googling "Eagle survival comic"
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:32 PM

Oh, I've searched those avenues.  This is the best synopsis of the tale I can find out there -

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A plague had spread throughout the Earth, the only survivors were a handful of children and a few adults who had mutated into fearsome creatures. The strip followed one boy as he gradually contacted more of the surviving children. Quite a gripping tale...


Written by someone called D. Horton and illustrated by someone called Ortiz.  As for back issues, they're hard to find, even on Ebay.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:23 AM

It doesn't ring a bell. Was it from the 99%-fumetti days, or was it after they went to newsprint and everything was traditionally illustrated?

EDIT: Ignore that. It would've had to be after the change to newsprint... because that happened back in 19 fucking 83. How the time flies.  sad.gif

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:17 PM

Can't help you find it but I certainly remember it.

I used to love the Eagle monthly when I was but a young man. Nothing beat 'The Thirteenth Floor' though (not the shitty film - the ex-evil Artificial Intelligence now running a department store story)
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

Yeah I loved Thirteenth Floor too.  Also notable was the Doomlord strip.  The last storyline of that character I loved was when aliens invaded Australia (cue gratuitous exclamations of "Strewth!" at every conceivable opportunity).
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:06 AM

Feast your eyes on the awesomeness of this.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:20 AM

James sent me on a copy of that last year, if memory serves it was actually published by an Irish crowd.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:35 PM

As I recall, it was actually Matt who picked it up and I just sent it on.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:08 AM

It's based in Ireland, yes. There's a Thirteenth Floor collection out now as well. Both are going as a single purchase on eBay:
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:21 AM

QUOTE (James @ Feb 12 2008, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I recall, it was actually Matt who picked it up and I just sent it on.


I think you paid for it though. It was the year before wasn't it? 2006 when we went to Bristol but John broke his neck and had to stay at home, then we had a really boring time and have since decided not to go again.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

...and next year we all get to go to Dubai, yay!
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:04 AM

Yay!  

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 08:41 AM


Oh bugger. I didn't know a Thirteenth Floor collection even existed. Wish I'd seen this before!!

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:06 AM

Before what? If you want to buy the collection, more copies have been listed on eBay I'm guessing they'll be made available more-or-less continuously that way.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

Arise, undead thread!

QUOTE (Carnivorous Vulgaris @ Aug 4 2007, 12:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if anyone here was a reader of the monthly Eagle comic back in the late 80's/early 90's but there was a storyline in it called "Survival" that dealt with the eradication of all but a tiny fraction of the Earth's population by a virus and the story of a bunch of children struggling to survive after the catastrophe.  It was astoundingly similar to 28 Days Later in many ways and I remember loving it at the time.

Does anyone remember this strip?

http://www.backfromthedepths.co.uk/wordpre...0s-eagle-comic/

QUOTE (Carnivorous Vulgaris @ Aug 4 2007, 12:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or is there anywhere you can download or buy old issues of the Eagle Monthly?

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...9299E3399597965
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...logID=363826475


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (Carnivorous Vulgaris @ Aug 3 2007, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if anyone here was a reader of the monthly Eagle comic back in the late 80's/early 90's but there was a storyline in it called "Survival" that dealt with the eradication of all but a tiny fraction of the Earth's population by a virus and the story of a bunch of children struggling to survive after the catastrophe.  It was astoundingly similar to 28 Days Later in many ways and I remember loving it at the time.

Does anyone remember this strip?  Or is there anywhere you can download or buy old issues of the Eagle Monthly?


SHIT man!!! I was looking for the fucking same comic book!! I have the first issue translated, my parents bought me in a second hand market somewhere!! So is it famous? Fuuuuck, I did not remember it. I have to look for that online.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:54 AM

Back issues pop up here occasionally: http://www.atomicavenue.com
... but I think eBay UK would be a more likely source. Did you look at the MySpace links I posted above?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (JasonT @ Jul 17 2009, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Back issues pop up here occasionally: http://www.atomicavenue.com
... but I think eBay UK would be a more likely source. Did you look at the MySpace links I posted above?

I did it fast, very nice. I will  check more later.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:02 PM

Wow!  Didn't know my thread had been resurrected.  I just googled "Eagle comic Survival" again today purely out of coincidence.  Thanks for those links, JasonT!!! :smile:

Spain - I don't know if the story itself could have been described as famous but the Eagle was a hugely popular and influential comic among English and Irish readers (and evidently Spanish readers too!).  Definitely something of a cult phenomenon.

I remember when 28 Days Later's promotional campaign began and all I could think of was "Wow!  Somebody's adapted Survival!" (This was before I actually saw the film, mind).  I had my mates salivating over the prospect of this unearthed gem of a strip that I've been unable to find.  Why, oh why did I throw away all my Eagle back issues?!?!?!
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