Cracking British comics and more offered in latest Phil-Comics eBay auction

From Batman to Beano, Dandy to Detective Comics, Star Trek to Superboy, Thunderbirds to Topper and Whizzer and Chips to Walking Dead, there’s plenty on offer in the latest Phil-Comics eBay comic auction this week

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.

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Here’s a selection of lots on offer…

  • Action Man Annual 1985
  • Ally Sloper comic #1
  • Batman #181 - June 1966 - the first to feature Poison Ivy
  • Beano No. 351 - cover dated 25th December 1948
  • A very rare preview promotion for the first issue of The Dandy
  • Eagle Volume 19 No. 4 - cover dated 27th January 1968 with Ford Escort stamp out gift
  • Marvel's Fear #2 - January 1971
  • Joe 90 No. 3 - cover dated 1st February 1969
  • Thunderbirds Issue One - cover dated October/November 1991
  • Tornado Issue 2 - cover dated 31st March 1979, with free gift
  • Mighty World of Marvel comic #72-200 (1974-1976)

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To celebrate 20 years trading on eBay, for the month of July Phil-Comics terrific Beano and The Dandy Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 book is available at the reduced price of £14.95 plus P&P… check it out here

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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