EAGLE comics galore, and much more, in latest Phil-Comics eBay auction

There are some 250 comic lots in the latest Phil-Comics auction over on eBay, including a number of issues of the 1980s version of EAGLE, complete with free gifts, attracting plenty of interest on the auction site.

Most auctions start at 99p with no reserve. The auction begins to close on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Head to www.ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics for the full catalogue, but here are a few highlights…

Assorted copies of the Fleetway war comic, Battle Picture Weekly, all published in 1975
Assorted copies of the Fleetway war comic, Battle Picture Weekly, all published in 1975
The Beano 489, cover dated 1st December 1951
The Beano 489, cover dated 1st December 1951
Commando No. 3
Commando No. 3 – attracting plenty of interest
EAGLE No. 3, cover dated 27th March 1982, with free gift
EAGLE No. 3, cover dated 27th March 1982, with free gift
EAGLE No. 3, cover dated 3rd April 1982, with free gift. EAGLE staffers, including editor Barrie Tomlinson, are threatened on the cover
EAGLE No. 3, cover dated 3rd April 1982, with free gift. EAGLE staffers, including editor Barrie Tomlinson, are threatened on the cover
  • EAGLE, cover dated 7th August 1982, with Fruit Gums Poster
  • EAGLE, cover dated 26th February 1983, with free 3D glasses gift
  • EAGLE, cover dated 7th May 1983, with free Spotlight on Sport booklet
  • EAGLE, cover dated 16th July 1983, with free Action Force mini-comic
  • EAGLE, cover dated 30th July 1983, with free Action Force mini-comic
  • EAGLE, cover dated 13th August 1983, with free Action Force mini-comic
  • EAGLE, cover dated 27th August 1983, with free Action Force mini-comic
The first issue of DC Thomson’s humour comic, HOOT, cover dated 26th October 1985, with free gift
The first issue of DC Thomson’s humour comic, HOOT, cover dated 26th October 1985, with free gift
June and Pixie Holiday Special 1975
June and Pixie Holiday Special 1975
Lady Penelope No.34, cover dated 10th September 1966
Lady Penelope No.34, cover dated 10th September 1966
Various 1960s issues of MAD magazine
Various 1960s issues of MAD magazine
School Fun No. 1, cover dated 15th October 1983, with free gift
School Fun No. 1, cover dated 15th October 1983, with free gift
School Fun No. 2, cover dated 22nd October 1983, with free gift
School Fun No. 2, cover dated 22nd October 1983, with free gift
Star Trek Annual 1970, featuring reprints of US Gold Key comics
Star Trek Annual 1970, featuring reprints of US Gold Key comics
A complete run of the short-lived boys weekly Thunder, the birthplace of “Adam Eterno”, which merged with Lion after just 22 issues
A complete run of the short-lived boys weekly Thunder, the birthplace of “Adam Eterno”, which merged with Lion after just 22 issues
Tina Holiday Special 1975
Tina Holiday Special 1975
TV Comic Holiday Special 1964 featuring Fireball XL5 and more
TV Comic Holiday Special 1964 featuring Fireball XL5 and more
TV Century 21 No. 94, cover dated 5th November 2066 (1966)
TV Century 21 No. 94, cover dated 5th November 2066 (1966)
The first issue of Valiant, cover dated 6th October 1962
The rare first issue of Valiant, cover dated 6th October 1962
Various issues of Valiant, published in 1964, then titled Valiant and Knockout, after merging with that title
Various issues of Valiant, published in 1964, then titled Valiant and Knockout, after merging with that title

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 a huge number of 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.

• Head to www.ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics for the full catalogue

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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