Eagle was a popular weekly comic in the UK, running between 1950 and 1994. The main comic character was Dan Dare (pilot of the future) who would do battle against Mekon. I remember one crazy story where a man lost his arm and was given a transplant from a dead mafioso's arm!
Founded by a vicar, Eagle was meant to be an antedote to the American comics around at the same time. Strips featured in the comic book included:
The Iron Man The Adventures of Tin Tin Captain Pugwash Chicko Harris Tweed Blunderbirds
The back page of Eagle was always devoted to telling the life story of an historical figure, such as Winston Churchill, in comic strip form.
Due to the success of Eagle, a number of novels also called Eagle were launched in the 50s. The actual comic underwent a relaunch by IPC publishers in 1982, just at a time when teenage boys had become disenchanted with the lack of comics and heroes. This stuck around until 1994.