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Our star lot this catalogue is from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, who has kindly donated an Oor Wullie original artwork for charity auction. The lot comprises the artwork signed by DC Thomson artist, Peter Davidson, the First Minister’s Christmas card, photo and Ms Sturgeon’s personal Broons Book for 2016, all signed by herself. All details and the wonderful local charities who will benefit are at lot 144.


This catalogue includes a timely edition of Detective Weekly from 1935 which enclosed the first ever serialisation of all seven episodes of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express (with Kenneth Branagh’s new film of the same name currently wowing audiences in cinemas world-wide). We are also pleased to offer a rarity from The Bob Monkhouse Archive; all 22 issues of Triumph from 1939 which herald the first UK reprints of Superman just one year after his explosive debut in Action Comics #1.


There are early Christmas issues of The Beano with a complete year for 1949 and a scarce high grade 1942 Beano Book at lot 29. The Dandy starts from No 4 through the war years including the scarce complete year for 1940, never offered before. A near complete run of Bunty from 1-115 including some free gifts is at lot 68 and L.Miller’s rare Human Torch reprints also merit strong consideration a few lots further along.


The 1960s are championed by a brilliant run of the first 157 issues of TV Century 21 including free gifts and all the TV21 Specials and Extras (lot 124). POW! 1-86 competes for attention one lot further back. Our artwork selection promotes an original Daleks board by Ron Turner from TV21 No 51, Bionic Woman by John Burns and three magnificent Charley’s War pages by Joe Colquhoun. They are joined by a Don Harley Dan Dare artwork for Spaceship Away! No 1, created in the style that Don mastered in Frank Hampson’s studio in the Fifties.


Our US section contains a sensational run of Detective Comics ranging from #7 in 1937 through to the 1970s, many of the early issues in affordable lower grade condition. The Silver Age encompasses strong runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man and X-Men but don’t say no to a fresh cents copy of Showcase 43 at lot 365.


Please enjoy our December selection.


Malcolm Phillips
Comic Book Auctions Ltd.


All postal and fax bids need to be with us by FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER and we will enter them on your behalf in Book Auctions website closing on Sunday 3 December at 2pm.