What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 08 Nov 2016, 23:48

Phoenix wrote:It is, however, becoming more and more obvious to me that the market for text story papers is falling away.
Having said that, issue 852 of The Wizard (April 1 1939) changed hands on eBay tonight for £19.60. Mind you, the advert on the back page for an issue of The Beano might just have had some influence on that outcome.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by abacus » 09 Nov 2016, 13:49

Can't find any uk comics in the charity shops lately and so I just intended to keep spending to a minimum and pick up two U.S. comics I had had in mind from last weeks charity shop visit.However today they had added some new stock giving me more choice of buys.I got--------
BLUE RIBBON COMICS 1983,THE FLY STORIES-----------------------£1
CHARLTON COMICS 1984, GHOST MANOR----------------------------£1
DC SCIENCE FICTION TIME WARP 1980 doomsday tales 68pages-----£1
CHARLTON COMICS, FUNNY ANIMALS FIRST ISSUE 1984-------------£1
CHARLTON COMICS ZOO FUNNIES 1984------------------------------£1
Although the animal comics are for young readers it's the cover art that sold them to me and they are a change from the more serious comics.
It's strange U.K. comics are not finding their way into the charity shops and with the carboot season being over that gives less options for coming across them.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 09 Nov 2016, 13:54

A quiet week so far but quite a few lots interest me this evening on Ebay. I've missed out on quite a bit recently as prices went well beyond my expectations.

So far I've purchased:

Captain Britain #8
164 Battle Picture Weeklies - Geoff's posts meant I had to!
Joe 90 #1 1969 - City
Buzz #1 1973 - DCT
Pocket War Library #1 1971 - Thorpe and Porter (yet another war related picture library type comic)
Red Dagger #1 Twisty 1979 - DCT

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 11 Nov 2016, 13:39

-Knockabout Comix #6 (The 1984 Issue)
-The Comix Reader #6
http://twoheadedthingies.blogspot.co.uk/ - My comics blog, mostly lesser-known UK stuff from the 1980s and 1990s

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by comixminx » 11 Nov 2016, 14:01

My ebay win of a number of Jinty comics from 1980 has just arrived - very happy! :D
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 12 Nov 2016, 14:27

comixminx wrote:My ebay win of a number of Jinty comics from 1980 has just arrived - very happy! :D
I'm really quite surprised by this information, comixminx, because I have been assuming that you already had the full run. :o How many more issues do you need?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by comixminx » 12 Nov 2016, 18:41

Phoenix wrote:
comixminx wrote:My ebay win of a number of Jinty comics from 1980 has just arrived - very happy! :D
I'm really quite surprised by this information, comixminx, because I have been assuming that you already had the full run. :o How many more issues do you need?
I've still got a few that I need, annoyingly. About 15 or 20 in total I think?
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 13 Nov 2016, 23:48

Valiant Annual 1975 - 8 to go!
Terrific! #26 to complete the set
Club Secret Service Library #1 - 5 - 1976
Picture Story Pocket Western #1 -3 - World Distributors - 1958
Pocket Western Library #1 + 6 others - T&P - 1971
2000AD #2 to go with a spare free gift of Biotronic stickers that I already had.
20 odd 1978 Battle comics to complete my run up to July 1978
Blockbuster #1 - 9 - Marvel - 1981
Flash Gordon #1 - World Distributors - 1959
Warlord #1 - DCT - 1974 to be sold on with the spare gift that I already had.
11 Hurricane and 43 Valiant comics from the 60s which were less than 50p each so I couldn't resist!

And Finally

I bought "A Fleetway Colourback - Redback War Stories" #1 - 3. I can't find any info out on these so far and I'm waiting for them to arrive before doing any more research. I've attached a picture, does anyone know anything about the series please?
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by philcom55 » 14 Nov 2016, 12:20

I've got a few of the Fleetway Colourbacks. An interesting series with lovely covers, but unfortunately the interiors are text only.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by alanultron5 » 14 Nov 2016, 15:42

Got a gorgeous copy of `Sparky` issue 74 from 1966. Already had copy- but this one was near mint!! Worth getting!
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 14 Nov 2016, 18:09

Come clean, Alan, how much did it set you back? :)

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 14 Nov 2016, 18:54

No comic but I did get a rather nice pencil from the new Hookjaw comic that is coming out.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 14 Nov 2016, 19:01

Phoenix wrote:Come clean, Alan, how much did it set you back? :)
The Redbacks? £8 each inc. postage
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 14 Nov 2016, 19:02

colcool007 wrote:No comic but I did get a rather nice pencil from the new Hookjaw comic that is coming out.
Hookjaw Cover 2016.jpg
Nice!

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by irishjohnp » 15 Nov 2016, 22:55

just got these two today.
Whoopee! comic - (12th October 1974)
1st issue with Shiver & Shake joining Whoopee. includes a nice advert for Whizzer & Chips comic with the black bat free gift.

The other is a Knockout comic (25th September 1971) - never had one so since it had the Joker & Fuzz Pot thought it was worth getting.
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