A selection of 180 vintage comic auctions are up for grabs this week in the latest Phil Comics eBay auction, including 2000AD #1-10, Beano, Buster, Dandy, Giles Annuals, Oor Wullie, Smash #1-15, Joe 90, TV Century 21, Victor, Wildcat and more.
Some items on offer – but not all – include the free gifts they came with, including a copy of Victor 1127, published in 1982.
There are some great souvenir items for football comics fans, and fans of football in general, and some smashing looking books adapting classic adventure stories featuring art by Dudley D. Watkins, published in the 1950s.
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.