Westerhope-based auction house Anderson & Garland are hosting another massive Comic Auction this month (Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th February 2022) from their premises in Newcastle upon Tyne. Alongside hundreds of DC and Marvel Comics, many rare, there are some British comic lots, too – including 2000AD, Eagle, Tiger and rarities such as The Football Comic, published by Sports Cartoons Ltd and L. Miller distributors.
Here’s some of the items that caught our eye, including a Joker sketch by Bob Kane and artwork by Barry Kitson, “Captain Hurricane” art, and some smashing British girls comics art – which, sadly, the auction house hasn’t included creator details for.
Here are some of the British comics-related highlights…
US comic highlights of this catalogue include American Silver Age, Bronze Age and Modern Comics by Marvel, DC, Charlton, Warren, Curtis, and Independent Publishers including Daredevil No.1, Werewolf by Night No.32, Uncanny X-Men No.94, Ghost Rider No.1, Avengers No.57, Sub-Mariner No.1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles No.1, and many more – many of them “pence” issues.
Established in 1840, Anderson & Garland are the leading firm of Auctioneers and Valuers in the North of England and Scottish Borders and one of the largest independent auction houses in the UK.
• Check out the full catalogue here on the Anderson & Garland web site | Public viewings are on Friday 11th February 2022 10.00am – 3.00pm and Monday 14th February 2022 10.00am – 3.00pm at Anderson House, Crispin Court, Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 1BF | You must be pre-registered to bid
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.