Friday, 31 May 2013

Early June eBay auction stuff! ** UPDATED ** ☺

I'm finally getting around to listing more stuff on ebay including this small batch of comics. I'll hopefully have them live on Sunday evening (GMT) and will update this post with links to the listings soon after. There's quite a variety here: war, western, super-hero, sci-fi and monsters. As usual I'll ship anywhere in the world and combine postage for more than one item won.

UPDATE: You can see my listings by clicking here!! ☺ If you're thinking of bidding, good luck!

Butch Cassidy #2 - August 1971 - Skywald
Fine Minus condition. A bit of creasing near the spine.
Creatures on the Loose #11 - May 1971 - Marvel
Very Good condition. A few small creases on the covers and
down the spine. Pence stamp on the front.
Ka-Zar #2 - December 1970 - Marvel
Very good Plus condition. A couple of corner knocks and tiny
edge rips on the front along with a pence stamp.
Monsters on the Prowl #10 - April 1971 - Marvel
Very Good condition. A bit of roughness to the top edge and
corners and the back cover is a bit grubby. Pence cover.
New Gods #2 - April 1971 - DC
Good condition. Numerous creases and small rips on the
covers and down the spine. Grubby back with small pen
marks.  Pence stamp on the front.
Sgt. Fury #74 - January 1970 - Marvel
Very Good Minus condition. Some general wear, creasing and
small rips to the front cover.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Red Queen of Science!!!

That's probably one of my better amalgamated titles!
Plowing through the alphabet of my comic collection I realize how few comics I own that start with 'R'! I must remedy that one day! I only have one comic starting with the letter 'Q', and here it is:

Queen of the West, Dale Evans #19 - April to June 1958 - Dell.
The title's run totaled 22 issues, the first two coming under the
'Four Color' banner.
One of the (very) few Cowgirls to get their own comic book!

Red Ryder Comics #110 - September 1952 - Dell.
A 17-year run totaling 151 issues, this was one of Dell's more
popular Western titles.

Science Comics #4 - July 1946 - Humor Publications.
A fact comic series that ran for 5 issues in the mid 1940's
My copy is in a very poor state, the covers have split in two
and the whole thing is falling to bits!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Outlaws, Piracy and Out of This World

Maybe it's the wine I've had this evening but I REALLY can't think of a witty/humorous post title with those three comic book names. Sci-Fi, Pirates and Western themes abound in my next little selection!

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Okay, plug over and onto the comic books!

Outlaws vol 1 #2 - April / May 1948 - DS Publishing.
The title ran for 9 issues in the late 1940's.
The series built up a bit of a reputation for violent stories but 

always threw in a humor strip to lighten the mood!
Out of This World #8 - May 1958 - Charlton
The title ran for 16 issues, from the mid to late 1950's.
When I bought this comic, along with #7  in the mid 1990's 
were the oldest comics I'd ever owned. It's amazing how hard it can 
be to find pre-1960 comics in some UK comic shops!
Piracy #2 - December 1954 - January 1955 - EC
Piracy only ran for 7 issues in the mid 1950's.
One of my few EC comics, and the covers of this one are 

unattached to the comic and in two pieces!