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Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350

Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). The early 1970s were a strong and prolific period for this master painter. Frazetta produced at least 11 paintings in 1972, and "The Norseman", with its stunning combination of vivid colours, is as mesmerising as it is powerful.

Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”, for a whopping $454,100 record price. ... Read More »

Vice Press releases awesome Judge Dredd Block War screen print by Matt Ferguson

Vice Press, under license from Rebellion, has announced the next releases in their officially licensed line of limited edition 2000AD art prints. The new release is inspired by a classic “Judge Dredd” story, and has been lovingly produced by Vice Press co-founder Matt Ferguson and features 2000AD‘s lawman of the future. “Block War” by Matt Ferguson – which I think ... Read More »

Rare Eagle, Beano and Commando comics on offer in latest ComPalComics auction

Eagle Vol 1 No 1 (1950) Pre-publication proof. This printer's proof copy was run off at Sun Printers in Watford to check registration and colour balance of the comic before main production of the Eagle was started by Eric Bemrose in Liverpool who had installed a new Rotogravure print-line for this purpose. As such this Sun Printers copy is a rarity; it is worn and untrimmed with roller marks and cost notes to the cover margin

ComPalComics, the British comics auction house, has just launched its May/June catalogue, and there are some great items in it, including early, rare issues of DC Thomson’s Commando – including Issue One – Dan Dare comic art (and a ray gun!) and a number of wartime Beanos. The March 2016 auction resulted in The Beano complete year of 1945 realising a whopping £3250 ... Read More »

New Cartoon Network Figures on their way from Titan Merchandise

Cartoon Network TITANS: The Cartoon Network Collection - Johnny Bravo

Titan Merchandise has revealed to fans a first look at its new minifigures from its Cartoon Network TITANS: The Cartoon Network Collection, which includes Johnny Bravo, Rigby, Finn, Deedee, Dexter and Samurai Jack and more. 12 characters are included in the vinyl range, which measure three-inches in size, along with four hidden ‘chase’ figures. Collecting fan favourites from such classic ... Read More »

1950s Dan Dare Treen Mask Up For Auction – And It Could Be Rarer Than Auctioneers Think

On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016, auctioneers and valuers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood will be auctioning a full head alien mask at their auction house in Exeter. Listed as item 1200 in the the auction catalogue (PDF link, correcting for incorrect spelling) lists the lot in full as: “Dan Dare and the Mekon, a green mache Mekon publicity mask from the ... Read More »

Planet Replica Reveals Limited Edition Mekon Figure, solicits pre-orders

Planet Replicas Ltd 2000AD Mekon

Planet Replicas Ltd – makers of many 2000AD-inspired items  – has begun taking orders for a limited edition release of the Mekon as he appeared in “Dan Dare” in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. A limited edition of just 350 pieces, this is the first ever licensed Mekon statue based on the 2000AD run of “Dan Dare”, and inspired by the stunning ... Read More »

Jings! Crivvens! Maw Broon’s Kitchen to open in Dundee

Maw Broons Kitchen. Photo courtesy © DC Thomson

Publisher DC Thomson has announced that the first Maw Broon’s Kitchen will open in Dundee city centre next year. Following the retail launch of a range of Maw Broon’s Kitchen-branded food products, the publishing company has worked with a selected Licensee to bring an actual Maw Broon’s Kitchen to life. The kitchen will offer Scottish staples from mince ‘n’ tatties ... Read More »

Will You Be Spellbound by this British Comics Auction?

Spellbound comics. Photo: Langley & Jones Specialist Auctions

An auction of the lifetime collection of artist Alan Hunter, featuring science fiction and comic ephemera owned by the late and great fanzine artist goes under the hammer on Saturday – and includes a number of lots of British comics, including first issues and free gifts. There are just over two hundred lots in the auction which is being hosted ... Read More »

Cats Go Geek with CacaoFurniture’s Cat Houses

CacaoFurntiture TARDIS Cat Box

We all know cats love a cardboard box, right? Well, Bulgarian company CacaoFurniture has run with that in a big way and created a range of cardboard cat houses – some inspired by well known SF icons, including Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, Star Wars and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Hello Kitty. We have absolutely no idea is any of the designs are officially ... Read More »

Dennis the Menace, Celebrated at 65 with New Official Screenprints of First Ever Strip

The first ever "Dennis the Menace" strip, drawn by Davey Law

To celebrate The Beano‘s Dennis the Menace‘s 65th birthday, print maker John Patrick Reynolds has produced an edition of officially-licensed screenprints featuring the very first strip, published in the issue dated 17th March, 1951. Dennis doesn’t yet have his trademark red and black striped football jersey, but the shock of black hair and nobbly knees are there. And the joke is quite ... Read More »

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