2000AD Prog 85 - Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon SNIP

Judging a Comic by its Cover: Some Early Favourites

More than anything else, comics sell on their covers, but which ones stick most in your mind in your years of collecting? For me, there are plenty, but here are just a few that caught my attention at an early age, for a number of reasons. Given my love of the British comics I grewContinue reading Judging a Comic by its Cover: Some Early Favourites

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Coverless Batman #1 sells for £8200 in UK comic auction

A coverless copy of Batman #1, estimated to sell for between £2000 – 2,500 (somewhat less than its US valuation) has just sold for an astonishing £8,200 in an online auction yesterday. Comic Book Auctions offered the rarity along with its usual mix of British comics and art US titles. The auction that closed yesterday.Continue reading Coverless Batman #1 sells for £8200 in UK comic auction

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Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

Run by Heritage Auctions, Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original comic art fetched $12,201,974 – setting the world record for the most valuable sale of its kind. The top lot claimed its own record when artist Frank Frazetta’s Original Art titled Death Dealer 6, 1990 – first published as theContinue reading Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

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First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

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In Pictures: DC Exhibition – Dawn of Super Heroes opens in London

We trailed its opening a couple of weeks back, but the DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes has now opened at the O2 in London – and looks really good, Tripwire magazine’s Joel Meadows was at the launch and has kindly shared some of his photographs with downthetubes… “The DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes currentlyContinue reading In Pictures: DC Exhibition – Dawn of Super Heroes opens in London