Alan Woollcombe pays tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee, who has died aged 95, co-creator of an astonishing number of comic book characters, comic books, whose influence on entertainment and pop culture will endure… Stan Lee was arguably the most important man the American comics industry ever produced. Through talent, chutzpah and sheer hard work,Continue reading In Memoriam: Stan Lee
The original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 sold for $478,000, at Heritage Auctions on Friday, setting a world record for the most expensive Marvel Comics Silver or Bronze Age cover ever sold at public auction. It also is the most expensive piece of Spider-Man art drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Sr. The winningContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 Sets $478,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions
Apart from the downthetubes home page, here are our Top Ten stories on the site for July 2016… • Rare “Banned” Action Comic reaches £1320 bid on eBay We have The Guardian to thank for this spike in interest in this archive story, as we were linked to in their preview of The Ramones upcoming 40thContinue reading Our Most Read Stories in July 2016: Top Marks for Action and 2000AD!
After we posted Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet‘s marvellous (sorry, couldn’t resist that!) Doctor Who Comics Day Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor #4 variant yesterday, numerous comics fans noted it’s a homage to a classic Fantastic Four cover (#49) credited to Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott on the Marvel Comics web site. But there was anotherContinue reading Look Familiar? Fun Doctor Who variant cover homages Fantastic Four
Collectors converged in force on Heritage Auctions‘ May 13-14, 2016 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, driving a stunning $6.55+ million total prices realised behind a near-perfect 99.9% sell-through rate by both value and total lots offered that included the sale of an original piece by Frank Frazetta, “The Norseman”,Continue reading Records shattered in New York Comics & Comic Art Auction, X-Men cover bought for £30 sells for $155,350