Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions

Frank Bellamy Garth Daily Comic Strip J214

Heritage Auctions offered this Frank Bellamy Garth daily comic strip first published in the Daily Mirror in 1975 in its latest auction at the weekend, which sold for over $650.

J214 dated 8-29-75 sees Garth use a pilot’s trick to throw the bad guys around.

The strip was produced in ink over graphite on illustration board with an image area of 20.5″ x 5.5″ and is in excellent condition, an item from the Ethan Roberts Estate Collection.

Other art offered in the auction, which took place last weekend online, included work by Jack Davis, Gil Kane, Stan Sakai and many more.

View the lot here on Heritage Auctions | View the auction

Garth © Daily Mirror

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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