British comics galore and Frankie Stein art, too – in this month’s Phil Comics online auction

Countdown and TV Action comics offered by Phil Comics auctioneers
Countdown and TV Action comics offered by Phil Comics auctioneers

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.

TV Tornado Issue 59 - featuring Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who, published in 1968
TV Tornado Issue 59 – featuring Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who, published in 1968
Commando 17 - The Knifer
Commando 17 – The Knifer
TV Tornado Issue 64 - with "The Avengers" cover
TV Tornado Issue 64 – with “The Avengers” cover
TV321 Issue 113 - featuring Thunderbirds cover
TV321 Issue 113 – featuring Thunderbirds cover
Forest J. Ackerman's World of Science Fiction
Forest J. Ackerman’s World of Science Fiction
World Adventure Library - The Man from UNCLE Issue 1
World Adventure Library – The Man from UNCLE Issue 1
Battle Picture Library Holiday Special 1966
Battle Picture Library Holiday Special 1966
Beezer comic Issue 941 - cover dated 26th January 1974, with its Glow-Mask free gift
Beezer comic Issue 941 – cover dated 26th January 1974, with its Glow-Mask free gift

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.

Reproduction Batman (1966) Poster. This is a version that was released as a double-sided poster, with the Psycho film poster on the reverse. Origin unknown
Reproduction Batman (1966) Poster. This is a version that was released as a double-sided poster, with the Psycho film poster on the reverse. Origin unknown

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!

Comic Artwork - Frankie Stein Annual 1976 Rear Cover artwork by Robert Nixon
Frankie Stein Annual 1976 Rear Cover artwork by Robert Nixon

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.

Check out Phil’s Comics here on eBay | Web: www.phil-comics.com | Follow Phil’s Comics on Twitter @philcomics

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as a freelance editor, as Creative Consultant on the new Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. 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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