The latest sale from eBay comic auction house Phil-Comics features plenty of first issues of some vintage British comics, some with free gifts, and, as usual, the vast majority starting at 99p with no reserve.
Items include a copy of 2000AD Prog 1, which arrived in newsagents today back in in 1977. The official on sale date was Monday 21st February, but it actually came out on Saturday 19th. Lew Stringer has a run through of the issue here on his Blimey blog).
The auction includes more girls titles complete with their original scripts, which have attracted strong bidding in past auctions, and two pages of art by the brilliant Robert Nixon.
Here’s a few of the great British comics and comic lots on offer.
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.
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.