Smash comic #8 - 26 Mar 1966 ODHAMS PRESS REFERENCE COPY

eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

Nestling among hundreds of comic lots currently on offer from online eBay auctioneer Phil Comics is a copy of SMASH Issue 8, cover dated 26th March 1966, that some collectors might turn their noses up, because each strip inside has been obscured in places by a sticker. But these are no ordinary stickers, because thisContinue reading eBay “SMASH Comic” item reveals rare insight into writers and artists working on British comics in the 1960s

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990) SNIP

Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

Run by Heritage Auctions, Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original comic art fetched $12,201,974 – setting the world record for the most valuable sale of its kind. The top lot claimed its own record when artist Frank Frazetta’s Original Art titled Death Dealer 6, 1990 – first published as theContinue reading Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

The Trials of Nasty Tales - 1973 Cover SNIP

Rare “The Trial of Nasty Tales” comic, charting groundbreaking censorship comic trial, offered on eBay, featuring Dave Gibbons art

One of the downthetubes team, Richard Sheaf, is offering a copy of the special The Trial of Nasty Tales comic, published in 1973, on eBay – featuring a cover and interior art by Dave Gibbons. This rare comic is inspired by the Nasty Tales obscenity trial, which happened in England in the early 1970s, considered one of the mostContinue reading Rare “The Trial of Nasty Tales” comic, charting groundbreaking censorship comic trial, offered on eBay, featuring Dave Gibbons art

Super Spider-Man Issue 171 Cover Art by Dave Hunt SNIP

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

''Prince Valiant'' Sunday Artwork by Hal Foster from 1939

Iconic “Prince Valiant” art by Hal Foster sells at auction for over $70,000

One of the most famous Prince Valiant comic strips by the legendary Hal Foster was auctioned at Nate D. Sanders Auctions this week, and sold for a staggering $70,461. While interest in the strip is high in its 80th anniversary year, the final sale amount is an indication, yet again, of how collectible some comicContinue reading Iconic “Prince Valiant” art by Hal Foster sells at auction for over $70,000