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British comics art helps boost Heritage Auction sales record, first European auction date revealed

Numerous records set by Heritage Auctions‘ Comics & Comic Art category in 2017 include total sales of $44.3 million (almost £32 million)  – the highest ever in the 16-year history of the category and a new standard for the second year in a row. Gross sales surpassed 2016’s total sales of $42.95 million – andContinue reading British comics art helps boost Heritage Auction sales record, first European auction date revealed

Wartime Beanos, rare Mickey Mouse art and more in latest Compalcomics auction

Rare wartime Beanos dominate many of the lots in the latest Compalcomics auction, which also includes lots of early TV Century 21s, art by Dudley Watkins, early Eagles and more, along with a healthy selection of US comics. The company’s successful team up with the saleroom.com continues to provide potential comic buyers with real time bidding, viewable online, asContinue reading Wartime Beanos, rare Mickey Mouse art and more in latest Compalcomics auction

2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

  LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association – has just revealed the nation’s favourite licensed toy brands among British children, with LEGO and Barbie taking the top spots on boys’ and girls’ lists of the most favoured toy licences this year. The top brands are based on findings from a survey of 30,000Continue reading 2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

A Special Summer With The Beano

(updated 2/8/10, with thanks to Lew Stringer) Summer and Holiday Specials of British comics were once a mainstay of the news stand year: special, (usually) higher-priced “one-offs’ of popular comics that not only gave regular readers something extra featuring their favourite characters, but also offered a ‘sampler’ of a comic to those that might notContinue reading A Special Summer With The Beano

Tube Surfing: 24 November 2008

• Kieron Gillen talks about writing the new Warhammer Crown of Destruction comic series from Boom Studios over on comiccon.com, the series inspired by on Nottingham-based Games Workshop’s hugely popular gaming system and figures. “It’s a world that lives on the cusp of destruction,” he notes. “The good guys… well, they aren’t good guys. TheContinue reading Tube Surfing: 24 November 2008