Batman #1 SNIP

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

ComPalcomics March 2018 Auction Hughlights

Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!

The latest ComPalcomics auction (February/March 2018 catalogue) has just launched, and if you’re a fan of the Beano or Dandy, or after some classic US comics, then it’s well worth checking out. There’s some great art on offer too, including pages from “Charley’s War” from Battle and a stunning “Bionic Woman” page from Look-In byContinue reading Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!

Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51 SNIP

TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

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 artworkContinue reading TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

Were Communists air brushed out of British comics in the 1950s?

Here’s an interesting item about comics as propaganda from the 1950s – with Captain America a possible victim of British publisher (and government) manipulation that some downthetubes readers may be able to shed further light on. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?” In the 1950s, thousands ofContinue reading Were Communists air brushed out of British comics in the 1950s?

Charley's War original front cover artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484, cover dated 11th August 1984. Dated "October 2nd 1918", Corporal Charley Bourne has escaped from a POW camp to join the British attack on the St Quentin canal. Under heavy enemy fire the British swam the canal with the aid of lifebelts, ropes and rafts in what has been regarded as the most daring action of the Great War.

“Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction

The latest ComPal comic auction catalogue and features “Charley’s War” art, a promotional Eagle rarity and much more among some 385 lots in total, including US comics. The last ComPal auction back in May achieved some record prices with £5600 for the fourth Beano Book (1943), a record price for a non-Number One annual andContinue reading “Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction