Under licence from DC Thomson, auction site Phil’s Comics is offering a limited edition full colour hardback book, The Dandy and The Beano –
Classic Christmas Comic Covers 1937-1969.
The nook – limited to a 1000 print run – will be available from 4th November 2013.
The Dandy and The Beano comics are British institutions evoking fond memories with their bold, bright front covers familiar to millions of boys and girls. Korky the Cat from The Dandy and Biffo the Bear from The Beano were long-standing front cover stars and firm favourites with readers.
The Christmas issues had particularly attractive, stand-alone front covers and are widely collected today. This unique compilation of every Christmas cover from the classic years, 1937 to 1969, of these two great national comic treasures will be relished by collectors, enthusiasts, nostalgia seekers and all those who recall their weekly comic treat!
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy vintage festive fun with Christmas puds, slap-up feasts, crackers and jokes galore.
• The book costs £20, plus P&P. Pre-order now via Phil’s Comics
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.