Harris Tweed, Extra Special Agent
Real Name: Harris Tweed
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Special agent, detective
Enemies: Enemy agents
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: "The Case of the Stolen Papers", Eagle #16 (Hulton Press, 28th July 1950)
Powers/Abilities: Detective, though not a very skilled one.
History: Harris Tweed is a bone-headed, vain, pompous, overconfident gloryhound M.I.5 agent, who would have long ago been captured or killed were it not for his massively more capable and intelligent assistant, whom Tweed condescendingly only ever calls "Boy."
Comments: Harris Tweed was created by John Ryan for the Eagle as a replacement for Captain Pugwash, which had been in the comic from the first issue but had swiftly been deemed too infantile by the comic's editors. Pugwash's last appearance was in issue #19, slightly overlapping Tweed, who debuted in "The Case of the Stolen Papers" in Eagle #16, cover dated 28th July 1950. Tweed's adventures ran for three years before the character was retired. Some of his early stories were collected in Hawk Books' Eagle Classics line, in the volume Harris Tweed, Extra Special Agent.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other secret agents
Harris Tweed, a type of clothing
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