Latest Phil Comics eBay auction offers complete run of Action, and more

Bound copies of ActionThere are some 200 vintage comic listings in the latest Phil Comics eBay auction this week including the full set of Action (1976-77) in three bound volumes, #1-250 of 2000AD, issues of wartime Beano and Dandy, various annuals and a 1970s/80s IPC collection including 20 or so free gifts!

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.

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Here’s a selection of lots on offer, lots that also include rare Action and Roy of the Rovers launch promotional flyers, a Biggles Air Police membership letter and more.

(For more on Action, visit our Sevenpenny Nightmare micro site)

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Biggles Air Police LetterSMASH 17

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For more on Action, visit our Sevenpenny Nightmare micro site

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.

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3 replies

  1. What is the meaning of “PRE-BAN ISSUES” and “POST-BAN ISSUES” on the IPC Magazines Ltd bound Action Comic edition binders?

  2. Thanks, John. And I was thinking it might have been an acronym! As for the ban, just look at what is made (hardly ‘created’) today in the form of video games whose whole idea is to ‘kill’ as many people, aliens, etc as possible in the shortest amount of time. A lot less edifying.

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