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.
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.
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. 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.