British comics collector Steven Holder dropped us a line at downthetubes to tell us he was “having a bit of a clear out” that we think will interest our readers, as it includes some fab Marvel UK goodies including annuals and comics.
Lots of his comics and (boxed) Transformer toys are currently being sold by www.hidengeek.com, but there was a box of what he described as “random stuff” – classic 1980s British comics such as Scream, Crisis and various annuals – he simply didn’t know what to do with.
“Some of it is a bit worn,” Steven acknowledges, but “Some of it is mint.”
So if you’re interested in a complete run of Marvel UK’s Secret Wars comics (sans gifts), issues of Daredevils featuring Alan Moore-scribed Captain Britain tales, or copies of Scream … or you lost your Sleaze Brothers badge many years ago, drop Steven a line via Facebook for details.
There are even issues of some great British fanzines such as FA and ARK in the mix.
He’s open to offers or trade. You pay postage or collect.
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.