Early issues of 2000AD, Action, on offer from Phil-Comics, set to appeal to collectors of 1970s comics

The latest Phil-Comics auction on eBay will interest collectors who grew up in the 1970s, with a full set of Action (1976-77) on offer, and the first 250 issues of 2000AD too (1977-), with free gifts for Progs 1-3, plus an array of comics, annuals and free gifts to boot.

Head to www.ebay.co.uk/str/philcomics for the full catalogue, but here are a few highlights. The auction starts to close this Sunday, 16th October 2022.

2000AD Comic #1 - Feb 26 1977 + Free Gift Space Spinner
2000AD Comic #1 – Feb 26 1977 + Free Gift Space Spinner
2000AD Comic #2 - Mar 5 1977 First Judge Dredd + Free Gift Stickers
2000AD Comic #2 – Mar 5 1977 First Judge Dredd + Free Gift Stickers
2000AD Comic #3 - Mar 12 1977 + Free Gift Red Alert Survival Wallet
2000AD Comic #3 – Mar 12 1977 + Free Gift Red Alert Survival Wallet
Action #1 - Feb 14 1976 + Free Gift Red Arrow
Action #1 – Feb 14 1976 + Free Gift Red Arrow
Action May 29 1976 + Free Gift Invasion Game
Action May 29 1976 + Free Gift Invasion Game
Beano No. 273 - cover dated 15th December 1945 Christmas issue
Beano No. 273 – cover dated 15th December 1945 Christmas issue
Bullet #1 - Feb 14 1976
Bullet #1 – Feb 14 1976
Cracker comic #1 - Jan 18 1975 + Free Gift Squeeze 'n' Squeak
Cracker comic #1 – Jan 18 1975 + Free Gift Squeeze ‘n’ Squeak
Dandy No. 6 - cover dated 8th January 1938
Dandy No. 6 – cover dated 8th January 1938
Doctor Who Annual 1967
Doctor Who Annual 1967
Halls of Horror comic magazine #21 - 1978
Halls of Horror comic magazine #21 – 1978
Lady Penelope No. 79 - cover dated 22nd July 1967, featuring The Monkees
Lady Penelope No. 79 – cover dated 22nd July 1967, featuring The Monkees
Nutty No. 1 - Feb 16 1980 + Free Gift Space Dust Bonbons
Nutty No. 1 – Feb 16 1980 + Free Gift Space Dust Bonbons
Pow No. 50 - cover dated 30th December 1967 Christmas issue
Pow No. 50 – cover dated 30th December 1967 Christmas issue
Pow Annual 1968
Pow Annual 1968
Space: 1999 Annual 1977
Space: 1999 Annual 1977
Star Wars Official Poster Magazine No. 2 (1977)
Star Wars Official Poster Magazine No. 2 (1977)
TV Century 21 Giant Stingray Special 1965
TV Century 21 Giant Stingray Special 1965
TV Century 21 Summer Extra Special comic 1965 Free Gift, a Cosmic Capers Kit, featuring characters from "Fireball XL5"
TV Century 21 Summer Extra Special comic 1965 Free Gift, a Cosmic Capers Kit, featuring characters from “Fireball XL5”
Yogi Bear's Own Annual 1969
Yogi Bear’s Own Annual 1969

There’s just one artwork, artist unknown, a two-page spread from a Rolling Stones-inspired strip published in Valentine, cover dated 20th June 1964. “Come On” is from the Jim Baikie Collection.

Valentine comic Original Artwork 20/6/64 (2 pages)

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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