1950s, 1960s Marvel, DC Comics, plus Captain Britain all going under the hammer today at Excalibur Auctions

Excalibur Auctions - mixed lot of fantasy comics

Kings Langley-based Excalibur Auctions hosts an online-only massive sale of Marvel, DC and independent comics later today (Saturday 15th May 2021), starting at 10.00am.

Superboy #47 - (1956 - DC). features a Superman appearance and a full-page ad for Showcase #1. Curt Swan story and interior art
Superboy #47 – (1956 – DC). features a Superman appearance and a full-page ad for Showcase #1. Curt Swan story and interior art
The Amazing Spider-Man #33 - (1966 - MARVEL - UK Price Variant) - Spider-Man battles vs. Doctor Octopus - Steve Ditko Cover and Interior art
The Amazing Spider-Man #33 – (1966 – MARVEL – UK Price Variant) – Spider-Man battles vs. Doctor Octopus – Steve Ditko Cover and Interior art
Fantastic Four #52  features the first appearance of Black Panther, one of the hottest and significant comic characters in recent memory with Inhumans, Wyatt Wingfoot appearances. Jack Kirby cover and interior art
Fantastic Four #52 features the first appearance of Black Panther, one of the hottest and significant comic characters in recent memory with Inhumans, Wyatt Wingfoot appearances. Jack Kirby cover and interior art
Silver Surfer #1 - (1968 - Marvel).⁠ Silver Surfer's origin is retold in more detail + The Watcher backup stories begin with his origin.⁠ John Buscema cover with Buscema and Gene Colan interior art
Silver Surfer #1 – (1968 – Marvel).⁠ Silver Surfer’s origin is retold in more detail + The Watcher backup stories begin with his origin.⁠ John Buscema cover with Buscema and Gene Colan interior art
Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1971 - Marvel) features the first appearance of the Kingpin, one of Spider-Man's and Marvel's most iconic, ruthless, and enduring foes and Spider-Man's origin retold. It also features Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon appearances. John Romita Sr. created this iconic cover and interior art
The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1971 – Marvel) features the first appearance of the Kingpin, one of Spider-Man’s and Marvel’s most iconic, ruthless, and enduring foes and Spider-Man’s origin retold. It also features Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon appearances. John Romita Sr. created this iconic cover and interior art
Moon Knight #1 - (1980 - MARVEL) - Origin of Moon Knight + First appearance of the villain Raoul Bushman - Bill Sienkiewicz cover and interior art
Moon Knight #1 – (1980 – MARVEL) – Origin of Moon Knight + First appearance of the villain Raoul Bushman – Bill Sienkiewicz cover and interior art

Alongside some American comic goodies, including early issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Suberboy, and more, also on offer are single issues of Marvel UK’s Captain Britain weekly, launched in 1976, including two copies of the first issue complete with Free Gift mask.

Captain Britain #1 - (1976 - BRITISH/MARVEL - UK Price) - featuring the Origin and First appearance of Captain Britain + Free gift included (PUNCHED MASK) - Larry Lieber cover with Herb Trimpe interior art with Chris Claremont story
Captain Britain #1 – (1976 – BRITISH/MARVEL – UK Price) – featuring the Origin and First appearance of Captain Britain + Free gift included (PUNCHED MASK) – Larry Lieber cover with Herb Trimpe interior art with Chris Claremont story
Captain Britain #8 - (1976), featuring the First appearance of Elisabeth "Betsy" Braddock, who later becomes Psylocke. Cover by  Herb Trimpe with Trimpe and Fred Kida interior art
Captain Britain #8 – (1976), featuring the First appearance of Elisabeth “Betsy” Braddock, who later becomes Psylocke. Cover by Herb Trimpe with Trimpe and Fred Kida interior art

All lots start at £10 with no further reserve. Do note that bidding in the room is not available, so you need to register to bid.

Excalibur Auctions is a family-owned auction house established in February 2016 by husband and wife Jonathan and Sarah Torode, which runs frequent auctions of interest to downthetubes readers, including comics, movie collectibles and more.

Excalibur Auctions Comic Auction - 15th May 2021

They’ve been running successful comic auctions since January 2019, after entering the marketplace with a fairly large ‘Kapow’ with some key titles including an Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring Spider-Man’s first appearance, which sold for a staggering £17,900 (including Buyers Premium).

“This is an area in which we have continually surpassed market expectations,” say the team, “priding ourselves on our cataloguing and photographing to give all buyers worldwide the confidence to buy.”

Gerry Anderson Dinky Toys and more, coming up for sale through Excalibur Auctions in May 2021
Gerry Anderson Dinky Toys and more, coming up for sale through Excalibur Auctions

Their next Vintage Toys and Model Railways Auction is on 29th May and all being well, will be held in-person. On offer will be a huge collection of Dinky and Corgi toys available including Batmobiles, James Bond Aston Martins and Thunderbirds consignments.

• Marvel, DC & Independent Comic Books | Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00am | For more details and to register to bid head to the Excalibur Auctions website

• Next similar auction: Saturday 2nd October 2021 10.00am – Last consignment: Wednesday 1st September 2021

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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