Phil-Comics has opened its latest eBay comics auction, and there are plenty of treats on offer, mostly British comics, but some US titles too.
Lots include a rare Maxwell the Magic Cat Volume III the creation of Alan Moore, “Rent-A-Ghost” art from Buster by Reg Partlett, published in 1973, “Scared-Stiff Sam” art from Whoopee by Mike Lacey, plus a first Issue of Scream, with free gift fangs, early issues of Misty (without gifts), a Bunty fan club badge, the first issue of the 1937 Amalgamated Press title Golden and the advertising poster used to promote it, and much more.
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.
Here’s a selection of lots on offer…
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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.