Countdown and TV Action comics offered by Phil Comics auctioneers

British comics galore and Frankie Stein art, too – in this month’s Phil Comics online auction

There’s some great lots in this latest batch of comics-related auction items from British online comic auctioneers Phil Comics – including a near full set of the 1970s TV-inspired title Countdown and TV ACTION and Frankie Stein art by Robert Nixon. The latest auction includes many US comics alongside early issues of The Beano andContinue reading British comics galore and Frankie Stein art, too – in this month’s Phil Comics online auction

TV21 161 - Zero-X by Jim Watson SNIP

In Memoriam: TV Century 21 and Battle Comic Artist Jim Watson

We’re sorry to report the recent passing of comic artist British comic artist Jim Watson, perhaps best known for his work on TV Century 21 during the 1960s and his strips for DC Thomson’s Commando and Warlord, and the Fleetway title, Battle Picture Weekly. Born in the 1930s, Jim, who lived in, Scotland, had been illContinue reading In Memoriam: TV Century 21 and Battle Comic Artist Jim Watson

Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51 SNIP

TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

The December Compal comic auction has just been launched and includes some great comics and art, including a page of “The Daleks” by Ron Turner for 1960s comic TV Century 21 – and an Oor Wullie original artwork for charity auction, donated by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. The lot comprises the artworkContinue reading TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

TV21 146 - Thunderbirds by Frank Bellamy SNIP

Frank Bellamy’s Thunderbirds art at auction, Dave Gibbons “Watchmen”, too…

A dramatic opening page of Thunderbirds art by Frank Bellamy from the 1960s comic TV Century 21 is currently on offer on the Heritage Auctions web site, with current bids at the $1400 mark. The page, which featured in Issue 146, published in 1967, finds things are not “FAB” for Brains, Virgil, and Scott on thisContinue reading Frank Bellamy’s Thunderbirds art at auction, Dave Gibbons “Watchmen”, too…

Captain Scarlet Comics Montage

Spectrum is Indestructible: a new Captain Scarlet book will include comic strip guides

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we reported in 2016 that Chinbeard Books is to publish an unofficial guide to Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet later this year, marking the character’s 50th anniversary since his debut on ITV. Spectrum is Indestructible is the work of journalist, critic and writer Fred McNamara, and will feature a cover byContinue reading Spectrum is Indestructible: a new Captain Scarlet book will include comic strip guides