"Down In The Forest Something Stirred" by Desmond Walduck

Dan Dare artist’s wildlife art on sale on eBay

Best known to downthetubes readers for his work on the original “Dan Dare” strip for Eagle, Desmond Eric Walduck was also a talented artist – and one of his woodland scenes is currently being auctioned on eBay. Offered for just over £450, the watercolour, titled “Down In The Forest Something Stirred”, is signed by theContinue reading Dan Dare artist’s wildlife art on sale on eBay

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun for Battle-Action No 297 Page 3 (1980). Written by Pat Mills The French legionnaires fight a ferocious battle during the German Siege of Fort Vaux in Verdun. Krotowski hides himself in the observation turret above the tunnel, desperately trying to buy water from a German soldier outside but Blue forces his comrade away knowing he'll be shot if the commandant finds out 18 x 15 ins. Black ink on cartridge paper £250-300

“Charley’s War” and “Timeslip” art, rare Beanos included in May ComPal British comics auction

The latest ComPal auction run by Comic Book Auctions Ltd is now live offering a wide selection of comic items – both British and US. As usual, our focus is on the British section, which includes some great art offerings – including pages of “Charley’s War”, the amazing World War One story for Battle createdContinue reading “Charley’s War” and “Timeslip” art, rare Beanos included in May ComPal British comics auction

Eagle Vol 1 No 1 (1950) Pre-publication proof. This printer's proof copy was run off at Sun Printers in Watford to check registration and colour balance of the comic before main production of the Eagle was started by Eric Bemrose in Liverpool who had installed a new Rotogravure print-line for this purpose. As such this Sun Printers copy is a rarity; it is worn and untrimmed with roller marks and cost notes to the cover margin

Rare Eagle, Beano and Commando comics on offer in latest ComPalComics auction

ComPalComics, the British comics auction house, has just launched its May/June catalogue, and there are some great items in it, including early, rare issues of DC Thomson’s Commando – including Issue One – Dan Dare comic art (and a ray gun!) and a number of wartime Beanos. The March 2016 auction resulted in The Beano complete year ofContinue reading Rare Eagle, Beano and Commando comics on offer in latest ComPalComics auction

The Glasgow/Northern Looking Glass (1825)

First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

    The latest Compalcomics comic auction has just begun, offering its usual cracking offerings of British comics and artwork from days gone by – a wonderful selection of high grade and rare comics, artwork and merchandise.       Of particular note are copies of what’s believed to be the first ever British comicContinue reading First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

Eagle Times Volume 25 Number Four - Cover

Eagle Times reaches 100th issue (Volume 25, Number Four)

The 100th issue of  Eagle Times, the journal of the Eagle Society, is available now. In the issue: PC49 and the Case of the Christmas Ornament – a seasonal short-story featuring radios (and Eagle‘s) police hero, from the radio stories by Alan Stranks Christmas Customs from Hulton Press shows how Eagle and Girl magazines presented the traditions of Christmas in stripContinue reading Eagle Times reaches 100th issue (Volume 25, Number Four)