TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51
Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51

The December Compal comic auction has just been launched and includes some great comics and art, including a page of “The Daleks” by Ron Turner for 1960s comic TV Century 21 – and an Oor Wullie original artwork for charity auction, donated by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Oor Wullie original artwork for the First Minister of Scotland's Christmas card (2016)

The lot comprises the artwork signed by DC Thomson artist, Peter Davidson, the First Minister’s Christmas card, photo and Ms Sturgeon’s personal Broons Book for 2016, all signed by herself.

The proceeds of this sale will go to four local charities: The Archie Foundation for Tayside Childrens’ Hospital, Dundee; The Christine Witcutt Memorial Fund, The Dixon Community Fund and SiMBA, a charity that supports mothers who have lost their children in pregnancy. Comic Book Auctions will donate their vendor’s premium to these worthy causes

This catalogue also includes a timely edition of Detective Weekly from 1935 which enclosed the first ever serialisation of all seven episodes of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express (with Kenneth Branagh’s new film of the same name currently wowing audiences in cinemas world-wide).

Triumph/Superman (1939) 771-792 From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. This complete Superman run includes issue 771 with ad showing Superman front cover for issue 772. These first Superman UK reprints show four Superman covers by UK artist John McCail with issue 788 re-working the US Action Comics #1 cover of June 1938
Triumph/Superman (1939) 771-792 From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. This complete Superman run includes issue 771 with ad showing Superman front cover for issue 772. These first Superman UK reprints show four Superman covers by UK artist John McCail with issue 788 re-working the US Action Comics #1 cover of June 1938

Also on offer is a rarity from The Bob Monkhouse Archive; all 22 issues of Triumph from 1939 which herald the first UK reprints of Superman just one year after his explosive debut in Action Comics #1.

Beano No 22 (1938)Dandy 160 (1940) Christmas Holiday NumberDandy 204 (1941) Xmas Fun issueThere are early Christmas issues of The Beano with a complete year for 1949 and a scarce high grade 1942 Beano Book at lot 29. The Dandy starts from No 4 through the war years including the scarce complete year for 1940, never offered before.

Rocket (1956) 1-32 final issue (before amalgamation with Express Weekly)
Rocket (1956) 1-32 final issue (before amalgamation with Express Weekly)

Bunty (1958-60) 1, 3-115 including Xmas 1958 and 1959 issuesA near complete run of Bunty from 1-115 including some free gifts is at lot 68 and L.Miller’s rare Human Torch reprints also merit strong consideration a few lots further along.

Lady Penelope Summer Extra (1966)
Lady Penelope Summer Extra (1966)

TV Century 21 (1965-68) 1-157 and SpecialsThe 1960s are championed by a brilliant run of the first 157 issues of TV Century 21 including free gifts and all the TV21 Specials and Extras (lot 124).

POW! (1967-68) 1-86

POW! 1-86 competes for attention one lot further back.

Bionic Woman original artwork (1977) by John Burns for Look-in No 11 The Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers joins the Russian Circus as a weight lifter
Bionic Woman original artwork (1977) by John Burns for Look-in No 11 The Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers joins the Russian Circus as a weight lifter

The artwork selection promotes an original “The Daleks” board by Ron Turner from TV21 No 51, “Bionic Woman” by John M. Burns and three magnificent “Charley’s War” pages by Joe Colquhoun.

Charley's War original artworks (1984) by Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action 284
Charley’s War original artworks (1984) by Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action 284
Charley's War original artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action No 284
Charley’s War original artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun from Battle-Action No 284
Faceache original artwork drawn and signed by Ken Reid from Buster 18 April 1981 The Head's more than upset by Faceache as the new dinner lady turns out to be the school inspector
Faceache original artwork drawn and signed by Ken Reid from Buster 18 April 1981
The Head’s more than upset by Faceache as the new dinner lady turns out to be the school inspector

They are joined by a Don HarleyDan Dare” artwork that appeared in Spaceship Away! No 1, created in the style that Don mastered in Frank Hampson’s studio in the 1950s.

Dan Dare original artwork (1995) drawn, painted and signed by Don Harley for Spaceship Away! No 1 (2003)
Dan Dare original artwork (1995) drawn, painted and signed by Don Harley for Spaceship Away! No 1 (2003)

The US section contains a sensational run of Detective Comics ranging from #7 in 1937 through to the 1970s, many of the early issues in affordable lower grade condition. The Silver Age encompasses strong runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man and X-Men but don’t say no to a fresh cents copy of Showcase 43 at lot 365.

It’s a treasure trove of delights spanning decades – check out the auction via the links below.

• All postal and fax bids need to be with us by Friday 1st December and ComPal will enter them on your behalf in thesaleroom.com/Comic Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 3rd December at 2.00pm

UK Comic Art Convention brochure 1987. A 76 page Special Souvenir Booklet, signed by Bill Sienkiewicz, Will Eisner, Glen Fabry, Dave Gibbons, Brett Ewins, Brian Bolland, Jim Baikie, Bryan Talbot, Bill Higgins, Cam Kennedy, Mike Colllins and Kevin O'Neill
UK Comic Art Convention brochure 1987. A 76 page Special Souvenir Booklet, signed by Bill Sienkiewicz, Will Eisner, Glen Fabry, Dave Gibbons, Brett Ewins, Brian Bolland, Jim Baikie, Bryan Talbot, Bill Higgins, Cam Kennedy, Mike Colllins and Kevin O’Neill

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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