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.
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).
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.
There 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.
A 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.
The 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! 1-86 competes for attention one lot further back.
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.
They are joined by a Don Harley “Dan Dare” artwork that appeared in Spaceship Away! No 1, created in the style that Don mastered in Frank Hampson’s studio in the 1950s.
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.
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