2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Mike McMahon Judge Dredd art breaks ComPal’s sales record for 2000AD art

A seminal piece of 2000AD cover art by Mick McMahon featuring Judge Dredd sold for staggering £9600 in the latest ComPal auction. As we noted in our preview of the auction, the art first appeared as the cover of 2000AD Prog 204 back in 1981, the sale set a new record for the London-based auction house.Continue reading Mike McMahon Judge Dredd art breaks ComPal’s sales record for 2000AD art

2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Compal Comics have just launched their August/September auction catalogue – and as usual there are some great items on offer, including a terrific  “Judge Dredd” 2000AD cover by Mick McMahon, more original art by Frank Bellamy, a Dandy No.1 – and some rare US BATMANIA zines from the early 1960s. This auction showcases a furtherContinue reading Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

"Heros the Spartan" from Eagle Volume 14 Issue 22 by Frank Bellamy

Frank Bellamy “Heros the Spartan” Art Goes Under the Hammer

A spread of “Heros the Spartan” art by Frank Bellamy published in Eagle in 1963 is currently being offered on the US auction site Heritage Auctions. The spread from the weekly comic appeared in Volume 14 (Issue 22, issue cover dated June 1st, 1963), and was previously owned by comics collector and forthright advocate ofContinue reading Frank Bellamy “Heros the Spartan” Art Goes Under the Hammer

Episode 12 of the Heros the Spartan story "Eagle of the Fifth", written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy

Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

The frankbellamy.blogspot.com reports there’s now another chance to own a spread of ‘Heros the Spartan” from Eagle. Offered on eBay, the page in question is Episode 12 from the “Eagle of the Fifth” story written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy, published in Eagle cover dated 25th May 1963 (Volume 16:11). “Someone smart has notContinue reading Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

Absent from the collection: Luis Bermejo's strips for the series, also admired by fans.

In Memoriam: Comic Artist and Editor Luis Bermejo Rojo

We’re sorry to report the passing of Spanish comic artist and editor Luis Bermejo Rojo (frequently credited as Luis Bermejo or, simply, Bermejo), best known in the US for his work on titles such as Creepy for Warren Publishing. His work for British comics included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” for Eagle (taking over from FrankContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist and Editor Luis Bermejo Rojo