On this day, 12 June 1982: Eagle
Not a scene from Gareth Southgate’s Schooldays, but the great Thunderbolt and Smokey from the early days of the new Eagle.
Doomlord and Joe Soap were good fun, but this was my favourite of all the Eagle photo-strips. Colin ‘Thunderbolt’ Dexter and Leo ‘Smokey’ Beckles were stars of a strip that crossed Roy of the Rovers’Tommy’s Troubles with Grange Hill. I wanted to be in their team.