The latest auction from The Comic Collector run by Willoughby Hurrell offers one hundred lots of vintage comics, offering something for everyone, including copies of the 2000AD 1978 Sci-FI Special, Beano and Dandy comics, and a range of US comics, including Sliver Surfer #44, which features the first appearance of the Infinty Gauntlet.
Also on offer are several great-looking annuals, including a a 1959 Beano book, and the full set of Scramble annuals, published by Gerald Swan between 1948-1951.
For DC Thomson adventure paper fans, look out for three near full year runs of early Victor weekly comics from 1962, 1963 and 1964 respectively, plus a near full year run of Warlord from 1976, in nice grades.
The Picture Library selection is not to be sniffed at, with a copy of Fleetway Super Library #10 (Stupendous Series) containing a great story featuring The Spider, alongside seven of the much sought after Giant War Picture Library comics from 1965.
To cap it off, there are a few nice lots of Science Fiction pulps, such as Analog Science Fact Fiction and New Worlds Science Fiction, with stunning covers, and in relatively nice condition.
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.