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Keith Watson Dan Dare art up for auction, first Joe 90 and more

Dan Dare art by Keith Watson Art from Trigan Empire by Don Lawrence, Dan Dare by Keith Watson and Nellyphant by Leo Baxendale are just some of the lots in the current ComPal Auction, which closes soon. Also up for grabs are first issues of titles as diverse as Comic Cuts, published in 1890, Mystic, published by L. Miller in ... Read More »

Truffle Shuffle launches Thunderbirds t-shirt range

Truffle Shuffle and Peter Black Footwear and Accessories have recently launched Thunderbirds lines either directly or in partnership with retailers. Truffle Shuffle’s “Classic Thunderbirds” inspired line of T-shirts for men and women, and sweaters for men, all featuring various characters from the series. The products are available now exclusively online from www.truffleshuffle.com and include Lady Penelope, Parker and Brains t-shirts ... Read More »

Airfix Are Looking For Their Original Box Art

Boeing B-17 Fortress Airfix Box Art

The British plastic kit manufacturer Airfix are looking for the loan of original artwork that was used for their box lids during the 1960s and 1970s for an exhibition due to take place at the RAF Museum at Hendon, London beginning in Summer 2013. Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits ... Read More »

Compal offers TV21, Eagle rarities in latest auction

Trigan Empire art by Don Lawrence Early issues of TV Century 21, Thunderbirds sweet cigarette cards, copies of Tornado, artwork by Don Lawrence, Ken Reid, John Bolton, Dudley Watkins and others are just some of the auction lots in the latest Compalcomics auction. The previous summer auction saw the sale of a lot of Eagle-related mechandise, including the sale of ... Read More »

Lazy Oaf launches chic Batman clothing range

Image: Viktor Vauthier © Lazy Oaf East London-based fashion street wear label Lazy Oaf has just launched a very stylish range of Batman-themed clothing, in the run up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises on 20th July. Image © Lazy Oaf Promoted at a swish launch party for press in London last night, the range for women features ... Read More »

Rogue Trooper history for sale

Hello, I’m the Emperor, one of the first three people to receive a physical Krill Tro Thargo from the Mighty Tharg himself “for services to thrill-power”. So the downthetubes team have drafted me in to provide some context to developments at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, as well as monitoring projects the droids may get up to elsewhere, the small press ... Read More »

Bumper British comics auction announced

An auction of collectable British comics and annuals from the 1920s onwards – most published by DC Thomson – is set to take place next month on behalf of the estate of avid collector Des O’Leary. Organised by Bloomsbury Auctions, the annuals of interest to British comic fans and other collection items are in Lots 143, 144, 146, 147, 148 ... Read More »

Dan Dare art, Marvel UK collections up for auction

The Summer 2012 auction at Compalcomics is open, with nearly 200 British comic-related lots up for biding, including Dan Dare art by Frank Hampson, a limited edition Dan Dare bust and collections of 1980s Marvel UK titles such as Captain America and Forces in Combat. Compalcomics last auction in March saw Dan Dare and Eagle powered into the stratosphere with ... Read More »

Win Avengers Assemble merchandise

Marvel licensee Colantotte are giving UK comic fans the chance to win six of their limited edition Neo Legend wristbands, as featured in the new Avengers Assemble film. Colantotte created the exclusive limited edition MagTitan Neo Legend bracelet as worn by Tony Stark (Iron Man) played by Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble movie, which opens in the UK ... Read More »

British Comic Stamps: 2000AD

Here’s the final post to mark the release of the Royal Mail’s Comic Collection, celebrating 75 years of British comics. The Royal Mail have kindly sent us large versions of each stamp, so we thought we’d show them off in all their glory, in the order of first comic publication. 2000AD needs no introduction to regular readers of this site, ... Read More »

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