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Frank Bellamy “Heros the Spartan” Art Goes Under the Hammer

"Heros the Spartan" from Eagle Volume 14 Issue 22 by Frank Bellamy

A spread of “Heros the Spartan” art by Frank Bellamy published in Eagle in 1963 is currently being offered on the US auction site Heritage Auctions. The spread from the weekly comic appeared in Volume 14 (Issue 22, issue cover dated June 1st, 1963), and was previously owned by comics collector and forthright advocate of the medium Ethan Roberts, who ... Read More »

WebFinds: The Space Museum 

The Space Museum - Collecting Doctor Who Promo

When an account titled @spacemuseum63 starts following you on Twitter, you need to double check they aren’t Dalek agents. I’m glad I did, because it led me to The Space Museum web site –  dedicated to cataloging Doctor Who collectibles from 1963 to 1989— the original run of the BBC TV series. The items in the galleries – so far, ... Read More »

Utopia/Valhalla, rare comics fanzine featuring early work by teenage Alan Moore offered for £2700

Utopia/ Valhalla Issue One

Over on eBay, there’s an auction running for a comics fanzine published in 1970 – Utopia/Valhalla Issue One – with a starting bid of over £2700. Before anyone starts scrabbling in their attics for fading issues of Comic Media News, Solar Wind or Fantasy Advertiser thinking to strike gold while the world’s gone mad, you should know this fanzine is ... Read More »

King Kong, wartime Beanos and banned Oz comics – quite a selection in latest ComPal comic auction!

Mighty World of Marvel 1 (1972) - with Hulk T-Shirt Transfer free gift

The latest Compalcomics online auction has just launched and offers a fantastic selection of wartime Beanos, pre-war Mickey Mouse Weeklies and copies of Glasgow / Northern Looking Glass, considered the world’s first “comic”, published in Glasgow in 1825. Plus, there’s the chance to get your hands on some rare underground comics, including a copy of the infamous Oz “Schoolkids” magazine that saw ... Read More »

Brian Bolland “Joker” Statue added to DC Designer Series

Statue: Designer Series: The Joker (Brian Bolland)

Straight from the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, acclaimed artist Brian Bolland’s rendition of The Joker gets the Designer Series treatment. Bolland’s version of the Clown Prince of Crime is one of the most iconic, recognisable renditions of the character, and he’s now been brought to the Designer Series by sculptor David Giraud. This is the latest ... Read More »

Another rare “Banned” Action offered for sale, start your bids at £2500

Action Issue 37

There’s another chance for someone with deep pockets to get their hands of a copy of the rare “banned” issue of controversial 1970s comic Action (Issue 37). The starting price this time around, through eBay once more, is £2,500 and it can be found here. Previously offered issues of this rare comic sold for £4110.75 and £2555. Here’s the description of the ... Read More »

The Dandy’s Korky the Cat hits, er… the catwalk! Thanks to top fashion designer Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney -2017 Dandy Collection SNIP

The Dandy comic may sadly be long gone but Beano Studios has teamed up with fashion designer Stella McCartney to bring some of its characters back into the public eye for her autumn 2017 collection. Korky the Cat, Dinah Mo and mischievous twins Cuddles and Dimples all feature on the print, which appears in 15 pieces of the designer’s ready-to-wear collection. ... Read More »

One Plastic Carrier Bag, One Careful Star Wars Owner – A Snip at 240 Pounds!

Palitoy Staff Shop Plastic Bag

How many of us have had a grumble at the new 5p carrier bag charge – and that’s for a cheap one? Well, on Wednesday 29th November a vintage carrier bag from the once Palitoy Staff Shop in Coalville went under the hammer at Vectis Auctions and sold for a whopping £240! The “Palitoy “We Care” bag carried logos from ... Read More »

Beano Top Trumps Released, joins massive line of new merchandise in time for Christmas

Beano Merchandise 2016

Beano Studios, the business behind the relaunch of the Beano comic as a global kids’ entertainment network, has launched an awesome new range of products featuring refreshed Beano designs, just in time for Christmas, including a newly-launched Beano Top Trumps game. The collection, available through the online shop at shop.beano.com (with some items on sale from other retailers), includes t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, ... Read More »

Bid to become a Beano character – and support the NSPCC

The Beano Logo 2016

Could you (or your child) be the next Dennis the Menace or Minnie the Minx – and support the NSPCC? Beano Studios is offering the comic’s thousands of fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to star in the world’s most famous weekly comic, including a behind-the-scenes master class at the top-secret Beano Studios HQ. The chance comes as  one ... Read More »

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