There’s some great lots in this latest batch of comics-related auction items from British online comic auctioneers Phil Comics – including a near full set of the 1970s TV-inspired title Countdown and TV ACTION and Frankie Stein art by Robert Nixon.
The latest auction includes many US comics alongside early issues of The Beano and Dandy, Commando, Air Ace and much more – over 500 lots, including a reproduction 1960s Batman film poster, with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho poster on the reverse.
The star lot in this latest auction is one of three pages of Robert Nixon artwork – the rear cover of the 1976 Frankie Stein annual complete with text and of course the R.T. Nixon signature. Glorious!
Based in Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire, Phil Comics is a vintage comic dealers and online auctioneers specialising in British comics, annuals, summer specials, free gifts and original artwork from the 1930s to the 1980s.
They’re always looking to buy collections and offer them on eBay.
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.