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The titles listed on this page were aimed at the young male population.
Section 1: 1950's Amalgamated/ 1960's Fleetway/ 1970's IPC~Fleetway
Most representing excellent value, having a good cross-section contents wise, and up to 160 pages.
WHOLESALE applies to 40+ units
John Stokes HOOK JAW * Tony Harding LOOK OUT FOR LEFTY
Ricardo Villagran DREDGER * Mike White HELL'S HIGHWAY
1977 to 1985 * All cover dated * The comic 1976~ 77, then Battle Action.
BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY
Ron Turner SPINBALL WARS + DREDGER * Pete Milligan & E. Romero MANHATTEN TRANSFER
Joe Colquhoun (with Pat Mills, then Scott Googhall ) CHARLEY'S WAR * John Cooper JOHNNY RED
John Wagner & Mike Western H.M.S. NIGHTSHADE
1976~1982 titled Battle Picture Library; 1983~1984 Battle; 1985~1987 Battle Action Force; 1988 Battle
All cover dated * The comic 1975~ 88, merges with Eagle (Valiant merged with Battle in 1976).
|1980||Fine +||price crossed out; o/w Fine +||£5|
|1983||VG+ (1 corner bump only)||Fine||£4|
Colour (art) throughout: strip stories, text stories with drawings, Naval Emblems, Tanks, Planes, Guns.
Most probably a one-off publication by those World Distributors (Manchester) Limited team.
Originally, Buster comic was of the "old school" format, with basic cartoon jokes and strips,
some of which incorporated well known radio and television comedians, plus adventure stories,
but in strip form. However, the latter years saw the demise of any effort put into the content,
now being an all silly comic, having incorporated with the likes of WHIZZER & CHIPS and OINK!
(these and similar now listed on page 3)
Cover dated, this was a "budget" publication, having a sot cover. Modern issues do
have hard covers, but content is poor, having low grade paper, and lack of colour.
1st annual 1962 * Cover dated
1960's Badge VG @ £12
1968 only * Based on the short lived 15 issue comic from 1966.
|1968||VG+ * top & bot spine 1/2" split||1st 10 leaves det. 6" from binding||£6|
No affiliation with an earlier annual having the same title.
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1965 to 1974 * All cover dated * The comic issued 1964~ 65 only.
|1965||top spine missing, bottom 1" split; clean||Fine||£6|
|1968||VG * spine split top & bot, few light lines||VG+||£6|
|1968||VG+ * corners bump||Fine +||£10|
|1968||Fine +||Fine +||£14|
|1969||bottom spine split 2" o/w VG+||Fine||£7|
|1972||VG * impressions (no dam)||price cut; o/w Fine +||£5|
|1972||VG+ * few light imp. on back||Fine||£8|
|1974||Fine||price cut; o/w Fine +||£8|
1969 to 1973 * All cover dated * Comic 1968~ 69, merging with Tiger.
|1970||VG||Fine * football aplenty||£7|
Knockout Annuals 1952 ~ 1960 inclusive (x 9).
Most have (tidy) inscription or 'Belongs To'. 1952 have foxing first 5 leaves.
Clean, presentable collection for £70
F. Philpott ROBOT ARCHIE * Don Lawrence KARL THE VIKING + MAROC THE MIGHTY
Paddy Payne ROCKET BUSTER * Reg Bunn THE SPIDER * Denis McLoughlin FURY'S FAMILY
1954 to 1983 * All cover dated * Some early issues have "Space" art covers * The comic issued 1952~1974
|1954||front VG+ / back G||3 leaves VG; rest VG+ min||£9|
|1954||VG- * small sticker tear top corner||min VG+||£6|
|1955||VG+||4 leaves VG; rest min. VG+||£8|
|1955||front VG+; back G+; corners bumped||small stain first 2 leaves; o/w VG+||£7|
|1955||right corners bumped, edges worn; rest VG+||VG+||£7|
|1957||VG+ * right corners bump||Fine||£14|
|1957||corners of back cover bumped; o/w Fine||pc, inscr. on blank fly leaf; o/w Fine +||£12|
|1958||VG min.||inscription on title page o/w Fine||£10|
|1959||nr Fine * top right corners bump o/w clean * cloth spine fade||title page VG; o/w Fine||£10|
|1959||VG+ * right corners bump||VG+||£8|
|1960||VG+ * right corners bumped * very clean||light fox inside cover; o/w VG+ to Fine||£8|
|1960||VG+ * right corners bumped||Fine||£14|
|1960||VG+ * right corners bumped||fly leaf creased; rest Fine +||£12|
|1964||tip of spine top and bottom rubbed + split 3mm o/w min. of Fine||1st leaf slight fox, rest min. Fine||£18|
|1967||1" light scratch on back; o/w Fine||Fine +||£14|
|1967||VG+||name top of Contents page o/w Fine||£10|
|1968||VG+||small "DB"; o/w NM||£10|
|1968||Fine +||edges slight fox; o/w Fine||£12|
|1969||Fine +||name top border of title pge o/w NM||£15|
|1971||VG * 1/2" split top spine * cover detached||VG+||£5|
|1972||VG - * top 1/2" spine split, few scratch lines||VG+||£4|
|1972||Fine +||Fine +||£10|
|LION BOOK OF SPEED' Published 1962. Format, uniform to the LION ANNUAL.
Corners + bot. edge rubbed; spine top slight damage: min. VG. Inscr. on fly leaf; o/w contents NM
|LION BOOK OF MOTOR RACING' Published 1970. Format, uniform to the LION ANNUAL.
Cover min. VG * Contents: one loose leaf, o/w min. VG+
Original 20" x 30" shop advertising poster from 1952, ref. LION comic * c Amalgamated Press
Roy Of The Rovers
Frank Pepper & Joe Colquhoun ROY OF THE ROVERS * F. Pepper & John Gillatt JET ACE LOGAN
J. Colquhoun CASEY and The CHIMP + PEG LEG'S FLYING PENGUINS * Jesus Blasco VAL VENTURE
Geoff Campion JOHNNY COUGAR * Carlos Cruz + Ron Turner ROBOT BUILDERS
1957 to 1987 * All cover dated * The comic issued 1954~1985
|1957||min VG * 2 corners bump, 1/8" tear||name, title page VG; o/w VG+||£12|
|1957||right corners bumped, o/w Fine +||stain on back fly leaf; o/w NM||£18|
|1958||edges rubbed; crease at top corner; clean||Fine +||£14|
|1965||VG * 21/2" bot spine split, boards nr Fine||Fine||£7|
|1967||VG * top & bot spine 1/2" split, boards nr Fine||Fine||£8|
|1968||VG * top spine 1/2" split, 1" bot||1st pge loose; o/w VG+||£6|
|1970||small hole on back; o/w VG+||nr Fine||£5|
|1971||nr Fine||nr Fine||£7|
|1972||VG few light indents||Fine +||£4|
|1973||VG||1/2" tear last pge; o/w VG+||£4|
|1975||VG- * light scratches on front||VG+||£3|
|1976||Fine||price clipped o/w Fine||£5|
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Ken Balmer + Jesus Blasco THE STEEL CLAW + CAPTAIN HURRICANE * Bradbury MYTEK THE MIGHTY
Tom Tully + Mike Western THE WILD WONDERS * Solano Lopez RAVEN ON THE WING
1964 to 1984 * All cover dated * The comic issued 1962~1976.
|1964||base of spine VG and split; rest Fine +||tidy inscr. base of fly leaf o/w NM||£18|
|G * spine split all along front +
dam top & bot, 4" scratch on back
|1967||Fine +||Fine +||£20|
|1968||VG+||VG = 16 pgs upside down||£8|
|1968||Fine||£5 on fly leaf; o/w Fine +||£12|
|1969||nr Fine||first 4 leaves loose (1 detached); rest VG+ to Fine||£7|
|1969||Fine+||slight fox on outer edge; o/w Fine+||£12|
|VG (light impressions)
||name inside cover, light fox
fly leaf, cover detached; VG+
|1970||NM||inscr. on 1st page o/w NM||£14|
|1971||VG+||writing inside back cover; VG+||£7|
|VG * 1/2" top spine split, few light creases||Fine||£7|
|1973||VG * 3" top spine split/ restuck||price cut; o/w VG+||£4|
|1973||VG (impressions on back)||min VG+||£5|
|1975||nr Fine||priced crossed out; o/w Fine||£8|
|1976||lower right corners bumped o/w Fine||price clipped o/w Fine +||£7|
|1979||VG+ * 1/2" split top spine; 1 corner bump||Fine +||£6|
|1979||VG+ * top corners bump||1st pge loose; o/w VG+||£4|
| VALIANT ANNUALS 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 ,1969
1964 (1st in this series) top of spine slight split, otherwise all six books are.
Fine+ to mainly NM throughout, with no writing, damage, indents, bumping, etc ~ all for...
| VALIANT BOOK OF CONQUEST OF THE AIR. * Published 1970.
Large format. Laminated boards. Few photographs; packed mostly with illustrations.
Slight damage bottom of spine (not missing), o/w in very nice order
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Section 2: D.C. Thompson
THE HOTSPUR BOOK FOR BOYS
1939 ~ 141, 1943, 1949, 1966 ~ 1983? * Comic 1933 to 1981, then merges with Victor
|G- * spine taped, boards discoloured,
|name & address, small ink inside cover
+ 1st 3 leaves, o/w VG+
|1966||NM||inscr inside cover; price cut; rest NM||£12|
|1968||VG||inscr top fly leaf; o/w VG+||£6|
|1970||Fine +||price cut out, o/w Fine +||£10|
|1971||Fine +||writing bottom edge of fly border; o/w NM||£10|
|1974||VG * top spine 1/2" split, rub bot spine||price cut out, o/w VG+||£3|
|1976||VG+ * top & bot spine slight damage||small inscr 1st pge; o/w VG+||£3|
|1977||VG * top spine frayed; bottom piece missing||EX||£4|
|1983||VG+ *||1st 2 pgs slight fox; o/w Fine||£3|
THE ROVER BOOK FOR BOYS
22 annuals between 1926~1959 * The comic issued 1922~1961
VICTOR BOOK FOR BOYS
H. Rodd THE WONDER MAN * Keith Shone FLEW WITH BADDOCK * F. Philpott THE SMASHER
Ted Kearon MORGAN THE MIGHTY * Peter Sutherland TOUGH OF THE TRACKS
Ted Rawlings THE HAMMER MAN * Mike Dorey CADMAN
1964 to 1992 * The comic was issued 1961~1992 * Majority of stories being sport and war.
|M- * as new
|inside cover has Xmas 1963 etc inscription above
'BADGES OF THE BRAVE' banner o/w M-
|top of spine slight fray; bottom front right corner bump
remainder nr Fine
name top of Contents page; o/w Fine
|1966||M- * as new||inside cover inscription at top border; price cut; rest NM||£28|
|1967||Fine +||Fine +||£34|
|1967||M- * as new||M-||£40|
|1969||VG * nick at top + bot spine * boards slight curve||Fine+||£18|
|1973||Fine +||price clipped o/w Fine +||£9|
|1979||VG+ * boards slight curve||Fine+||£4|
|1980||VG+ * boards slight curve||Fine+||£5|
|1980||VG * crease to edge||NM||£3|
|1983||VG+ * boards slight curve||pc; o/w NM||£2|
|1985||VG+ * boards slight curve||pc; o/w NM||£2|
|1988||VG * boards slight curve||NM||£2|
The "slight curve" happened in storage, and most VG+ boards would be Fine+ if it not were for this fact.
WARLORD FOR BOYS
Carlos Cruz UNION JACK JACKSON * Ron Smith DRAKE OF E-BOAT
1976 to 1984 * The comic issued 1974~1986, combines with Victor.
|1980||VG * impressions||Fine +||£3|
|1982||Fine +||slight fox inside cover; o/w Fine +||£4|
|1983||VG+ * top & bot spine slight damage||Fine +||£4|
|1986||Fine +||price cut; o/w NM||£4|
|1987||Fine||price cut; o/w NM||£4|
|1990||VG * top right corner slight dam||Fine +||£2|
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Section 3 : Miscellaneous
DAILY MIRROR BOOK FOR BOYS 1970. Lge format 9" x 12". Strip stories include
: GARTH IN SPACE Ken Roscoe, Steve Dowling, John Allard; RIVER OF REVENGE Pat Taylor,
Gerry Embleton; UNDERSEA AGENT Geoff Kemp, Keith Watson, Eric Eden VG+ @ £12
Launched in 1964, WHAM! being Britain's first comic to accommodate a wealth of diverse characters within one publication, as opposed to pretty "tame" cartoons, courtesy of Leo Baxendale's BIFF, THE TIDDLERS, GENERAL NITT, PEST OF THE WEST, & GEORGE'S GERMS. This was followed by SMASH! in 1966, and POW! in 1967. It does seem that if one is not part of the D.C. Thompson clan, the inevitable happens.. a merger within comic titles befalls, as eventually did with the three aforementioned. Of course, other artists and acts were included, as well as superheroes THE HULK, BATMAN , FANTASTIC FOUR, JOHNNY STRAIGHT, SPIDERMAN, NICK FURY, etc, but these stories were reprints taken from various other sources. Still, they were great innovative comics for their time.
Published by Oldhams, later in conjunction with Hamlyn, all annuals being cover dated:
WHAM! 1966 to 1974 * SMASH! 1967 to 1976 * POW! 1968 to 1972
|POW!||1968||VG * spine dam on ridges + top + bot||price crossed out; o/w VG+||£6|
|SMASH!||1967||VG+ (top spine split only)||Fine +||£14|
|SMASH!||1968||lam split on front ridge; o/w NM||NM||£14|
|SMASH!||1973||Fine * as Lion, etc, format||slightly loose at front hinge, o/w Fine||£12|
|WHAM!||1966||VG * tears on spine ridge, cover loose||Fine +||£8|
|WHAM!||1968||slight curve o/w Fine||NM||£10|
|WHAM!||1970||VG * all corners bump||Fine||£10|
|WHAM!||1971||VG+||small inscr; o/w Fine +||£10|
|WHAM!||1971||Fine||price inked out; o/w Fine +||£14|
|WHAM! AND POW!||1973||Fine + ~ dif. concept; now a 'boy's annual (no LB)||price clipped; o/w Fine +||£12|
More of Leo Baxendale's output is also included within the D.C. Thompson listings.
Original 20" x 30" shop advertising poster from 1952,
ref. SCION COMICS : ELECTROWOMAN, 5 STAR WESTERN,
JUNGLE HERO, SPACE HERO, GALLANT DETECTIVE + more "ACTION COMICS 6d" logo
Printed by Oakland Press * EX- (not folded) £120
Other Annuals can be found listed on:
D.C. Thompson Comic Strip, Eagle, Gerry Anderson, Doctor Who, and soon, Cult TV pages.
The terminology "Good condition" (G) employed as a grade for a record, book, and
ephemera, is, apart from "Poor", the lowest condition as a description.
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