The latest Phil-Comics eBay auction is live, featuring 235 listings, largely British comics-related, with star lots that include the weekly humour comic, Beezer No. 1, published in1956, with Whizz Bang free gift, with bids currently at over £300, Commando No. 2, published in June 1961, with a cover by Ken Barr, copies of Oink! No. 1 and the Oink! preview comic (1986), a wonderful page of TV Century 21 “Thunderbirds” original artwork, by Frank Bellamy, plus first issues of Eagle and 2000AD.
Phil-Comics has previously sold early issues of Beezer for £525 and £545 – so we fully expect that No.1 to hit £500 before the auction closes this weekend.
The US items on offer include a reprint of Wally Wood‘s adult comic “Sally Forth“, which is also proving a popular item.
Here are the artwork items offered in this auction…
Here are just some of the items on offer…
Run by Phil Shrimpton, Phil Comics specialises in vintage comics and related items such as annuals, holiday specials, free gifts and original artwork.
Holding monthly eBay auctions, often with 500+ listings, they aim to bring a diverse array of items – and are always on the lookout for vintage comic collections, either to buy or auction on commission.
• Bidding on items in this auction begins to close on Saturday 29th May 2021
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.