*Marvel: Light to moderate updates to several of Marvel’s most popular titles this update, with new stock for Conan, Daredevil (including special issue #100), Doc Savage, Howard the Duck (including the first comic-book appearance of rock legends Kiss in #13), Iron Man, Marvel Premiere, Marvel Two-In-One, Nova, Sub-Mariner and the always-Uncanny X-Men, including ‘event’ issues #175 and 200!
*Western: In keeping with our newly-redressed window display, we’re presenting the first installment of our Mighty Marvel Western event with a late entry to the pack – Carter Slade, the Ghost Rider! Mild-mannered schoolteacher Carter Slade was given a ‘mysterious substance’ by friendly Indians (soz, First Americans), which made his clothing glow when he, as they say, splashed it all over. Obviously, he decided to use this luminescence to fight crime and injustice in the old West as the Frontier Phantom, the Ghost Rider! Heavily derived from a 1950’s character of the same name, which series artist Dick Ayers co-created, the Marvel GR was more super-heroic than the original horror stories, and didn’t quite ‘fly’ with the readership, lasting only seven issues – but he persists (now called the Phantom Rider, owing to the later debut of Marvel’s Satanic stunt-cyclist) in the greater Marvel Universe to this date. We have all seven issues new in stock, in low-mid grade with a handful of duplications.
*Classics Illustrated: Many dozen issues of the UK versions of Classic Illustrated freshly added to our stock, including line drawn covers (#13 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, #23 Oliver Twist) a new British cover edition (#82 The Master Of Ballantrae) and two UK only rarities: #148 Nights Of Terror & #149 The Gorilla Hunters. Plus many more. Full details of grades and prices may as always be seen in our catalogue.
*Collected Editions: Previously only available in the original two-page instalments in Look & Learn or Ranger – or in just a couple of hardcover collections in the 1970’s which lacked the rich colour reproduction needed for the full appreciation of the strip – these luxury printings of the complete Trigan Empire collected all of Don Lawrence’s sumptuous art in twelve extravagant full-colour oversized hardcovers, bringing every detail of his exotic visions of far-off worlds to the reader’s eye. Produced in extremely limited print runs, these are now very hard to locate, and we are pleased to have acquired Volumes 7 to 11 of the series – each collecting at least one complete story arc – in VF/NM at between £45 and £50 each, and each with a limited edition print as a bonus.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: We are very fortunate to have acquired a large collection of British #1 issues, which we shall be listing in our catalogue and featuring here as fast as time allows. We’ve dubbed this collection ‘First-Quenchers’, an event to run alongside our Long Hot Summer feature (see below) to bring you the very best of British comics over the months ahead. We’re commencing with Hurricane #1, complete with its Free Gift, one of the rarest of all accompanying gifts. In February 1964 Fleetway/IPC released Hurricane, a companion to their highly successful Valiant. Featuring in the lead a lightly comedic bruiser – ‘Typhoon Tracy, as opposed to ‘captain hurricane’ in the lead slot, Hurricane ploughed the expected row of adventure, war, sports and historical strips, but allocating several of them a longer run (5 pages, rather than the two or three that were the weekly standard), and with its slightly larger size, seemed to be aiming a little higher age-wise. The most famous alumnus of Hurricane, apart from Tracy himself, was ace racing driver ‘Skid Solo’, who had a decades-long career after Hurricane’s eventual absorption into Tiger. Because it had a regrettably short run, a mere 63 issues, Hurricane is highly sought after today, and this first issue, in a gleaming Fine condition, is made extra precious by the presence of the Free Gift which originally accompanied it – a punch-out cardboard model of the TSR2 fighter plane, not punched out (in this instance), but still in its original ‘flat’ form, albeit with the card having sustained a light horizontal fold at some time; the original rubber band used to launch it is missing (but easily replaced). We’ve graded the free gift as Very Good, and together the pair are on sale for £200.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: As a companion to our recent massive updates of the ‘Comet’ weekly, we’re pleased to bring you a similarly huge run of its brother and stablemate, ‘Sun’ – no relation to the infamous journalistic tabloid. Although it had dubious beginnings as a naturist magazine called ‘Fitness and Sun’, the ‘Sun’ as we know it took over the wartime paper allowances of that publication to re-launch as a comic for kiddies – which must have somewhat frustrated mail-order subscribers! Be that as it may. For the period under discussion, Sun was a small and slim publication, similar in size, if not thickness, to the US comic book, and this massive update, with most of the issues from #167 on upwards, encompasses the premieres (as comic strips – text versions had previously been published in some cases – of ‘Billy the Kid’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Happy Hussar’, ‘Wild Bill Hickok’, and ‘Battler Britton’, all popular and long-running features. #369 saw the switch to a larger format – somewhere between the standard US and UK sizes – and shortly thereafter, the title switched to date-only identification, before being assimilated into Tiger following the 15th August 1959. In addition to all the debuts listed above and the final issue, this run also includes Christmas issues galore, and a particular oddity – the Coronation number, featuring Billy the Kid (who as an American, wouldn’t care), cheering ‘Long Live The Queen!’ about a woman who wouldn’t be born for decades, according to his time setting. Ah, well. This selection is in attractive mid-grades, averaging VG or slightly less.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: This week we’re kicking off an event to last all summer long, spotlighting those elusive British Summer & Holiday Specials which were published to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays. Over the course of this summer, we shall be adding hundreds of these extra-length gems to our catalogue in our Long Hot Summer feature. It all starts right here with a selection of favourite Boys’ titles, opening with Battle 1977 – because nothing says ‘seaside fun’ more than ‘stories of bloody combat’ – and continues through Eagle Mk. II (1985), Valiant 1976 and 1979, and Warlord 1976, starring D-Day Dawson, One-Eyed Jack, Dan Dare, Captain Hurricane and other such mainstays, but the jewel in the crown this update is the 1976 Vulcan Holiday Special, which, like its weekly sibling, gathered the finest of UK adventure series, including the Trigan Empire, Steel Claw, Mytek the Mighty, Saber King of the Jungle, and more! This scarce item is FN at £35.
*Girls’ Picture Libraries: We continue our Long Hot Summer spotlight on Summer and Holiday Specials with a tiny title with a lot of content. June Picture Library Holiday Special, released from the 1970’s upward, gave its lucky readers extra-length story value by combining four feature-length stories – previously featured in individual Picture Libraries – in one Omnibus edition! This selection includes issues from 1973, 1977-1980, and 1982, with stars and stories such as “Mam’selle X”, “The Happy Days”, “I Want To Be Expelled”, “The Six-inch Schoolgirl”, “Danger Girl”, and much more; 1982 volume pictured. SORRY, THESE HAVE NOW SOLD
Did you know that in addition to the 100,000 plus comics, books and annuals we sell, nestled away at the back of the shop we have a wonderful selection of Pulp Fiction? These unique magazines, from both sides of the Atlantic, feature multiple stories each issue, with fabulous cover and interior art and get their name from the quality of the paper they were printed on. Increasingly hard to find these days, they are a collecting hobby in their own right, and include many famous titles such as Weird Tales, Astounding Science Fiction, New Worlds etc. For this spotlight, we’ve chosen the jewel in the crown from our current stock: the March 1935 issue of the Spider, Master of Men, starring the classic pulp hero of that name. This rare beauty is graded at GD/VG and priced at £125. You won’t find many of these available anywhere! So if you’re browsing our shelves, why not take a moment or two to have a look at all the other gems in this category, or surf our online listing?
On a regular cycle, we sweep through our entire stock to delete sold items and keep our listing as up to date as possible. We’ve just finished deleting sold items from the following file in our American section:
*Miscellaneous 1960 Onwards
As of the time of writing, this category is bang up to date, with every item listed available.
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Way out here in the Wild West Side of Putney, our latest window display (courtesy Doc Evilla), celebrates the Western comic with a spectacular panorama of desert, mesa, flora and fauna. Best seen up close in person, you can get a flavour of the Old West right here in this picture! Western comics can be found in our catalogue in their own category for American issues, but also in Annuals, Boys’ Adventure & War Comics and Picture Libraries, Vintage UK/Australian Reprints of US material and in other categories too. So why not mosey on down, pardners, for some gun-slingin’ action? Loads of Western thrills available for a fistful of sterling!
*DC: A one-two punch from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, the cosmos-spanning saga he brainstormed for DC after famously severing his association with Stan Lee and Marvel Comics. Following on from the introduction of Supertown in Jimmy Olsen, Supertown’s most famous denizens, the Forever People, got their own series – though what #1 is best known for now is the first full appearance of Darkseid, who has become one of the DC Universe’s most iconic villains. Following on from that, we also have the first issue of Mister Miracle, in which Scott Free, child of New Genesis but raised in the fire-pits of Apokalips, makes his bid for freedom from Darkseid’s regime – on Earth! Forever People #1 is FN+, cents copy with no pence price, £45; Mister Miracle #1 is also FN+, pence £25. SORRY, THESE HAVE NOW SOLD
*DC: Continuing our sweep through the DC Silver & Bronze Ages, we have added new to our stock issues of Kamandi, Lois Lane & Metal Men. More soon!
*Marvel: The grand finale of our Marvel XX Month, celebrating the Marvel women of the Silver Age is here! In Tales of Suspense #52, Tony Stark/Iron Man, no stranger to beautiful women, met one of the most beautiful – Madame Natasha, also known as the Black Widow! Originally just a generic femme fatale, with the second Crimson Dynamo supplying the muscle. However, Natasha’s career burgeoned as she first teamed up with the rogue archer Hawkeye, and then gained her own costume, becoming a fully-fledged villainess. Later one of the Marvel Universe’s premier heroines, this is where one of our favourite shady ladies started her career; we have her debut in two grades: FA p £60, and PR p £30, with her second (ToS #53), fourth (ToS #60, also 2nd appearance of Hawkeye) and fifth (ToS #64, first costumed appearance) also new in. Take a look at our catalogue for the full details. SORRY, BOTH COPIES OF TALES OF SUSPENSE #52 HAVE NOW SOLD
*Marvel: A significant latecomer to the Silver Marvel Age was the coming of the enigmatic synthezoid, the Vision, who premiered in Avengers #57 as a villainous pawn of the evil Ultron. Rapidly being discovered to be misguided, he was offered membership the next issue, in one of the most rapid reforms ever, and became a mainstay of the Avengers and the MU in general, particularly through his convoluted relationship with the Scarlet Witch. Based on a Simon & Kirby character from the 1940’s, Roy Thomas’ love affair with all things Golden Age stood him in good stead, as the Vision captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide… though the exquisite art by John Buscema doubtless didn’t hurt! This copy is GD/VG p at £60, clean and sound, tight staples, good interior pages, unbroken cover colour and gloss, with only the smallest of chips – a ‘micro-chip’ – in the corner cover masthead preventing a higher grade. SORRY, THIS HAS NOW SOLD
*Marvel: This update of our favourite Web-Slinger’s adventures opens with issue #39, the first issue in which John Romita took over the artistic reins from Steve Ditko – and while Ditko left some big boots to fill, Jazzy Johnny stepped up to the plate with a classic Spidey/Goblin clash that is acknowledged as one of the most iconic Spider-Man covers of all time! Our new copy of this important issue (pictured) is an attractive VG/FN cents copy at £65. Not content with that, we also bring you a new selection of issues between #44 and #49, in which John Romita not only brought new additions to Spidey’s Rogue’s Gallery – the second Vulture, and the sinister Shocker – but also took several of the big ‘toys’ (Lizard, Kraven) out of the drawer to put his own stamp on them. SORRY, SPIDEY #39 HAS NOW SOLD
*Marvel: Another gallop through the Silver/Bronze Ages of Marvel comics, featuring a chunky batch of new stock for a plethora of titles: Amazing Adventures (2nd series), Daredevil (#5), Dazzler, Dr. Strange (1st series), Fantastic Four (issues between #41 & #112), Journey Into Mystery with Thor (between #97 & #125), Marvel Classics Comics, Star Wars Annuals, Strange Tales (from Human Torch to Nick Fury), Tales Of Suspense (with Iron Man & Cap), Tales To Astonish (with Giant-Man, Subby & Hulk inc 1st Abomination in #90), Thor, What If (1st series) & X-Men.
*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Fawcett’s Captain Marvel, who started out as one of the more successful Superman imitators before developing into a truly unique, whimsical character, enjoyed more than a decade of success, outselling his inspiration for much of that time, until persistent lawsuits from DC coupled with declining sales led his publisher, Fawcett, to drop its comics line altogether in the early Fifties. We are pleased to offer two copies of Captain Marvel (#43, in a remarkable VG/FN grade at £65, featuring Mr. Mind, Cap’s greatest nemesis, and #142 with the threat of “The Beauty In Black!”). Backing up Cap are his family: Captain Marvel Jr. #51, and Marvel Family #70 & #75, plus bonus item Lance O’Casey #1, which does feature Cap on the cover bigging up his Whiz Comics stablemate, so it counts here. Other than the unusually well-preserved CMA #43 (pictured), most of these are low grades, between Poor and Fair, so very affordable for their vintage.
*Modern Reprints: Just three additions here this week: A pristine still shrink-wrapped copy of DC’s All Star Comics Archives Vol 1 at £35, another Showcase volume from them, Young Love NM at £10, and a ‘companion’ hardcover, Young Romance, VF at £15, featuring the best of Simon & Kirby’s romance comics form the 1940’s and 50’s.
*Magazines/Books About Vintage US Comics: There’s growing interest in the history of comics fandom, both here and in the US, and we’re pleased to be able to present a large slice of history from both sides of the pond. From the UK, we have X-Men Fan Club organ Cerebro, 1970’s Fan-Fare, a complete 9-issue run of the ambitious UK stripzine Super Adventure Stories, 1974’s Marvel Super-Hero Index with early Kev O’Neill art, Cosmorama, featuring early works by Garth Ennis and Steve Pugh, 1974’s Starzine, plus the popular review zines Vicious and Strands from the 1990’s. From the USA, we bring you a selection of early comics fanzines, including Sanctum (1965), Bombshell Ama-Zine (1967), Comic Feature (1968), and the 1970’s revival of the classic Batmania, plus the 1970’s publications of the Comics Heroine Fan Club: Heroine Addict, its successor Heroines Showcase, and the fanfic spin-off, the Adventuress.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: The short-lived and notorious title Scream!, intended as a horror-themed companion to 2000 AD in 1984, fell foul to censorious cretins early in its existence. Despite prestigious contributors – including Alan Moore in its early issues – was pressurised off the nation’s newsstands after only fifteen weekly issues, belatedly – and without so much as the traditional “great news, chums!” – merging a couple of its strips into Eagle series 2, albeit in greatly diluted form. We have a virtually complete run, all but the final issue, back in stock, with issues #1 and #2 sporting their original free gifts of Dracula Fangs and Spooky Spider respectively. Issue #1 FN with Free Gift NM is £60; issue #2 VG with Free Gift VF is £30. Climb on board the elevator to shock and suspense – but whatever you do, don’t get off at “The thirteenth Floor!”
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: A sweep through our Boys’ Adevnture file, adding Hurricane, from issues #2 & #3 upwards, Lion (including 1974’s final issue), an uncommon trio of Roy of the Rovers (two free gift numbers from 1988 and a 1980 issue with a date misprint), a selection of Tiger from 1969 and 1970, Valiant (including the first issue incorporating Smash!), and token touch-ups to Buddy, Hornet, Rover and Warrior! A veritable cornucopia of heroics freshly plucked for your enjoyment! (Can you pluck a corncucopia? Well, you get the gist…)
*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: Our stock of two Fleetway stalwarts of the medium is refreshed this week with a couple of dozen issues of Lion Picture Library (between #7 & #136) and Valiant Picture Library (between #28 & #110). Although primarily featuring war stories, both series had the occasional foray into science-fiction or heroic adventure as well.
*TV & Film Related Comics: Close to 200 new issues to our listings of the TV Comic weekly during one of its most sought-after periods, where two cult TV series – Doctor Who and the Avengers – were featured. The William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton versions of Doctor Who are featured in every issue here, and the Emma Peel Avengers is succeeded (after a brief hiatus where the strip was farmed out to DC Thomson’s Diana) by Tara King. Plus, for those fans of Popeye, Ken Dodd’s Diddymen, Skippy, Beetle Bailey, Tom & Jerry, Mighty Moth and the TV Terrors – well, we’ve got the comics for you! This run also features holiday issues galore, including Fireworks, Christmas, Easter and April Fool!
*TV & Film Related Comics: From 1992-1994, the revival of Stingray in comic form and its own series, reprinting classic tales from TV Century 21. With high production values and high quality paper, this is an attractive run with many original Free Gifts included. See our catalogue for full listings.
*Humour Comics: 1967’s Giggle was an odd launch for Fleetway, primarily translated European reprints with only a smattering of new material, the slightly-taller size was an odd format, and the whole exercise seemed to be a test run – possibly a cost-cutting measure – to see if Euro-reprints (which Fleetway had been partially using for many years) could sustain their own weekly. If so, then the answer was ‘no’ – or possibly ‘Non’ as after a couple of months it settled down to the more conventional size, and after 38 issues was absorbed into Buster with only “Cruncher” (The Tiny Ter-Mite with a Big Appet-ite) and “Patch-Eye Hooker” (no, calm down, he was a pirate, not what you’re thinking…) making the jump, leaving Giggle as an odd cul-de-sac in the promenade of British comics history. Nevertheless, it isn’t often seen, and we are quite pleased to have fifteen issues new in for your delectation from #2 onwards – mostly, it has to be said, in pretty ropey condition, averaging PR-FA, but not frequently seen in any grade. The second issue, pictured, is an attractive VG at £12; the remainder, considerably cheaper, so now’s the time to indulge your curiosity!
*Humour Comics: A nice mix of Humour titles this week as follows: Buster 1971 (1st Buster & Jet), 1974, 1975 (New Year & Easter issues), Shiver & Shake 1974, Sparky Christmas issues 1967 & 1968 (pictured), Whizzer & Chips 1970, 1977 & 1982 and Whoopee! (from #3 (1974) to 1977 & 1978, including #10 with Free Gift (Lone Ranger Mask) GD £15 (pictured).
*Girls’ Comics: A few less often seen Girls’ Comics this week as we visit Girls’ Crystal 1960, Penny 1979, ten issues of Princess from 1966/67, Sally 6/2/71 (with and without Tammy Promo Flyer) & a brace of Tina from 1967.
*Girls’ Picture Libraries: A small but striking selection of Picture Libraries devoted to love & romance, with new stock from Fleetway (Love Story and True Life), Miller (Romance Strip Stories), and Pearson (Mirabelle and Picture Romance Library). With, often, surprisingly attractive artwork (though not on Romance Strip Stories – ouch), these charming scenes from the sex wars have an engagingly retro appeal, with titles such as “Destiny”, “I Remember”, “The Girl In The Case”, “Arrest That Man!” and (eyebrow raise) “Clint Walker Tells You How To Win The Man Of Your Dreams”…Hm.
*Magazines/Books About Vintage UK Comics: We’re very happy to have a restock on Spaceship Away!, the labour of love that is an appreciation and retrospective of the classic Dan Dare. In addition to new adventures in the classic Eagle style, Spaceship Away features, in its full-colour lavishly-illustrated pages, articles on and interviews with the team behind Dan Dare and other Eagle alumni, and in later issues broadened its remit to other 1950’s and 1960’s sci-fi stars such as Nick Hazzard, Journey Into Space, and Garth. We now can offer a complete NM run of the first 18 issues, plus a few later numbers.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Five Harry Harrison books join our shelves today, showcasing his riotous imagination and talent for galaxy-spanning fun in addition to his talent for more straightforward Science Fiction. Bill The Galactic Hero was identified by Sir Terry Pratchett as ‘simply the funniest science fiction book ever written’, and in these books Bill is joined by Jason dinAlt (Deathworld 2), Professor Arnie Klein (In Our Hands, The Stars) and the Stainless Steel Rat himself, Slippery Jim diGriz, as they scheme, finagle and battle to make sense of Worlds Gone Mad!
For this week’s What’s Old spotlight, we turn our attention to a lovely old Marvel comic: Daredevil #7, which is a milestone issue for a variety of reasons: It’s the first appearance of DD’s red costume (which became his regular outfit after the yellow and black duds of issues #1-6; the art is by the wonderful Wally Wood, one of only a handful of DD issues drawn by this fan favourite artist (and a bonus pin-up of DD & Sub-Mariner is included); and the story features a classic encounter between Namor & DD from the days when such things were truly special. This dark background cover issue is notoriously difficult to find in high grade, but our FN/VF cents copy is unmarked with great cover gloss, firmly attached at staples, tight, flat and with excellent page quality; would grade higher but for a 1″ crease across the top right corner, very minor spine wear and a faint stacking ink defect which can (just) be seen across parts of the logo. Nevertheless, an uncommon beauty at £275.
On a regular cycle, we sweep through our entire stock to delete sold items and keep our listing as up to date as possible. We’ve just finished deleting sold items from the following file in our British section:
*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries
As of the time of writing, this category is bang up to date, with every item listed available.
It is with great sorrow that we hear that legendary British comics creator Leo Baxendale has died at the age of 86 following a long battle with cancer. For DC Thomson’s Beano and other publications, he created a wealth of characters whose names still resonate within the minds of generations, the most famous of which are “The Bash Street Kids”, “Minnie the Minx”, “The Three Bears” and “Little Plum”.
In 1964, seeking to break away from the management style of D C Thomson, he created, virtually single-handedly, the weekly comic Wham!, which, apart from a token reprint adventure strip, was initially all Baxendale’s own work, though other creators soon joined him.
Always a staunch advocate for creators’ rights, he fought a seven-year legal battle with D C Thomson for the rights to his creations, a battle which ended only when DC Thomson settled out of court before a trial was imminent. His anarchic, cluttered and frenetic style, which later Beano artists were urged to imitate, belied a consummate sense of control and balance which influenced succeeding generations of cartoonists, not only in the humour field but also in the broader canvas of satire and political commentary.
*Clearance Corner: On offer this week, a complete run of all 25 issues of acclaimed writer/artist Walt Simonson’s stint on Jack Kirby’s creation Orion. The series ran from 2000-2002. Every issue is in NM condition and fits in a medium size box with a weight of less than 2 kg. This run is on offer for a bargain price of just £10, with an extra £3.50 required if ordered by post. #1 pictured here. SORRY, THESE HAVE NOW SOLD
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*DC: Although Deadman shot to comics fame under the artistic hands of Neal Adams in later issues of Strange Adventures, his actual first appearance in #205 was drawn by the no-less capable (in this writer’s opinion) Carmine Infantino. This unique character has gone on to be a regular DCU star. Our debut issue is a VG pence stamped copy at £58, with just edge and spine wear but no significant defects. SORRY, THIS HAS NOW SOLD
*DC: Continuing our alphabetical sweep through the DCU, adding issues previously missing from our listings, we have new issues of Freedom Fighters, Green Lantern (#5, 1st Hector Hammond), Hellblazer, Isis, many Jimmy Olsen (including several Jack Kirby issues) and Justice League of America. More soon!
*Marvel: Our celebration of Marvel’s Silver Age female characters continues this week with the first appearance of Medusa in Fantastic Four #36. The first Inhuman to appear in the Marvel Universe, Medusa was presented here as a mystery woman of unknown origin in command of her ‘living’ hair, and recruited by the Wizard into his fledgling Frightful Four. This decent copy is pence stamped with minor spine and edge wear, VG+ at £65. Next week, Marvel XX Month concludes, with another villainess turned heroine!
*Marvel: Five first appearances from the long-running Strange Tales title, from different eras! First off, #101 with the first of the Human Torch solo series: an affordable FA pence printed copy at £50 (ragged spine and chipping cover right edge). Next, two superior graded copies of Torch villain debuts: #104 (1st Trapster as Paste Pot Pete) FN+ p £95 and #113 (1st Plantman) VF p £105. With #135, the Torch was replaced by Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, and we have this debut issue in FN p £70 (slight tear on non-story page). Finally, later in the Bronze Age, after the title recommenced and featured Warlock, we have a VG/FN p copy of #180 (priced at £20), with the first Gamora, star of the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie.
*Marvel: 17 low grade issues of Avengers added to our stock this week between #6 and #100, including the following key issues: #6 (1st Zemo & Masters Of Evil), #9 (1st Wonder Man), #13 (1st Count Nefaria), #28 (1st Collector), #52 (1st Grim Reaper), #53 (Avengers Vs X-Men), #54 (1st cameo Ultron), #59 (1st Yellowjacket), #69 (1st brief Squadron Sinister), #93 (Neal Adams art on Giant issue) and #100 (Barry Smith art on Anniversary issue). Take a look at our catalogue for prices on these low grade (mostly GD or lower) copies and you’ll be amazed at how affordable these highly desired issues can work out!
*Marvel: We move to some later material in the run of Amazing Spider-Man for this week’s Spider-Mania update, with issues in the range between #270 and #327. A very popular period for the wall crawler, with many Hobgoblin issues pre-#300 and many Venom issues post-#300 as Todd MacFarlane came on board. All nice grades, and all issues previously missing from our listings. Consult our catalogue for details.
*Vintage Magazine-Sized Comics: Dozens of new copies in of Warren’s seminal 1970’s horror magazine Eerie, home to many of the best artists of the time, inc. Frazetta, Toth, Adams, Ditko, Corben, Wrightson, Williamson, Sutton, Starlin… the list goes on! Issues added to our catalogue as early as #3 and as late as #117, all filling gaps in our inventory.
*Spirit: A fresh selection in of the popular Warren/Kitchen Sink Sprit Magazines from the 1970’s between #8 & #30 starring Will Eisner’s iconic hero.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: We are delighted this week to add a #1 issue of the very long-lived Boys’ title Victor to our stock. Over 40 years of war and adventure starts right here with the issue for 25th February 1961. Although perhaps primarily known as a war-themed title, Victor was also home to such adventure strips as Morgyn the Mighty and Tough of the Track. The most famous strip to debut in #1 was ‘I Flew With Braddock’ by Keith Stone. This copy is graded as Good and priced at £60. Some foxing at spine; many minor edge tears and the odd small ink stain at edges only; tanned covers but page quality not too bad. Book centre stamp on cover. Not a comic we see very often at all! SORRY, THIS HAS NOW SOLD
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: A nice run of Eagle in, most issues from the 45 issue run of Volume 10, with sumptuous art on Dan Dare by Frank Hampson and Frank Bellamy on the stories Safari In Space & Terra Nova. For a generation or more, THE definitive British comic.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: A chunky update this week for Scorcher, one of the premier football themed titles from the 1970’s and home to such strips as Billy’s Boots, Sub by Ken Reid, Royal’s Rangers, Paxton’s Powerhouse and many more. We cover in this update the entire gamut from 1970 (from #2) and the amalgamation with Score in 1971 right through to the penultimate year of 1973, with dozens of issues added either filling gaps in our stock or offering alternative graded copies.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: More stock for the popular Tiger title for the years 1968/69 (excellent years now comprehensively re-stocked), including Christmas, New Year issues and the 1st Tiger & Jag (5/4/69). Grades range between GD and FN.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: A real cross-section of titles in this category this week, with one or more of the following: Air War Picture Stories, Battle, Battlefield #1 (pictured) & #2, Buster Adventure, Combat, Commando, Fleetway Stupendous & Secret Agent, Lion, Picture Stories Of WW2, Pocket War, Sabre War Stories, Sea War, Starblazer (from #2), Super Detective (several Rip Kirby), Thriller, Totem, TV Picture Stories, War, Wild West and World War.