Latest Phil-Comics auction is a first issue frenzy!

Phil-Comics - February 2020 Auction Montage - Dan DareA huge array of comics, annuals, books, holiday specials, free gifts and magazines await you in the Phil-Comics eBay auctions this week.

Throw off those winter blues with some great classic Holiday Specials, a rack of first issues of some great weekly comics, some Dan Dare collections and much more… and be dazzled at just how bonkers (and fun) Batman used to be, whether in his US original comics or Australian reprint!

Run by Phil Shrimpton, Phil Comics specialises in vintage comics and related items such as annuals, holiday specials, free gifts and original artwork.

Holding monthly eBay auctions, often with 500+ listings, they aim to bring a diverse array of items – and are always on the lookout for vintage comic collections, either to buy or auction on commission.

Check out the latest auction items at ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics

Here’s a selection of lots on offer – do any bring back memories for you?

The Beano 304, cover dated 22nd February 1947

The Beano 304, cover dated 22nd February 1947

Australian Batman reprints of the 1950s, published by K.G. Murray

Australian Batman reprints of the 1950s, published by K.G. Murray

The New Spaceways Comic Annual #1 (1955) featuring art by Dennis McLoughlin

The New Spaceways Comic Annual #1 (1955) featuring art by Dennis McLoughlin

Action Issue 8, cover dated 3rd April 1976

Action Issue 8, cover dated 3rd April 1976

Dan Dare 1988 Collection, reprinting Eagle Volume 1 #1 to Volume 2 #25 (1950-51)

Dan Dare 1988 Collection, reprinting Eagle Volume 1 #1 to Volume 2 #25 (1950-51)

The frontispiece of Dan Dare on Mars, a novel based on the comic strip

The frontispiece of Dan Dare on Mars, a novel based on the comic strip

Mad Monsters magazine 8 - Summer 1964

Mad Monsters magazine 8 – Summer 1964

Fleetway Super Library comic: Front Line Series No. 3 (1967)

Fleetway Super Library comic: Front Line Series No. 3 (1967)

JAG No. 1, cover dated 4th May 1968

JAG No. 1, cover dated 4th May 1968

POW! Annual 1968

POW! Annual 1968

Fantastic Annual 1969

Fantastic Annual 1969

Countdown Issue 1, cover dated 20th February 1971

Countdown Issue 1, cover dated 20th February 1971

Yogi and his toy No. 1 (1972)

Yogi and his toy No. 1 (1972)

Captain Britain No. 1, cover dated 13th October 1976

Captain Britain No. 1, cover dated 13th October 1976

Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special - 1977

Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special – 1977

Pippin Comics (1984)

Pippin Comics (1984)

A Century of Women Cartoonists by Trina Robbins

A Century of Women Cartoonists by Trina Robbins

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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