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 and Dandy, Commando, Air Ace and much more – over 500 lots, including a reproduction 1960s Batman film poster, with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho poster on the reverse.
The star lot in this latest auction is one of three pages of Robert Nixon artwork – the rear cover of the 1976 Frankie Stein annual complete with text and of course the R.T. Nixon signature. Glorious!
Based in Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire, Phil Comics is a vintage comic dealers and online auctioneers specialising in British comics, annuals, summer specials, free gifts and original artwork from the 1930s to the 1980s.
They’re always looking to buy collections and offer them on eBay.
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.