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30 November 2020

Kev O'Neill art for 'The new Thunderbirds' art for auction

This is today - don't forget!

Lot 5239 at the upcoming auction of Terrahawks material at Ewbanks auctioneers is described thus...

'The New Thunderbirds' / T-Force - Original concept artwork showing Gunship (T1), Interceptor (T2), Transporter (T3) and Commanders, Pen and Pencil, signature 'O'Neill', (37 x 53 cm). with 'New Thunderbirds' Agenda for February 1984, Introduction booklet with details / images of new characters and spaceships, with distribution and production schedules, dated November 1983.

Provenance: From the Julian Bell Collection. All lots will be supplied with Certificate of Authenticity signed by Ewbank's Auctioneers.

What should be obvious to comic fans looking at these drawings is that they are by Kevin O'Neill

hammer price = £750

Looks like he wasn't involved in the character designs...

Lot 5239 has an estimate of £400-£600 and the auction itself takes place on Monday 30th November from 11am

In fact lot 5221 (estimate £300-£500) is the original art of the above - and shows that the art is by Steve Kyte unsold

Steve also drew the art for lot 5222 (estimated at £400-£600) unsold

There's also lot 5224 (estimate £150-£250) by Kevin O'Neill described thus...
Hand drawn concept design artwork for a Gerry Anderson series with the artwork containing spaceships, Anderson Burr Pictures 1982, hand signed lower left O'Neill, on board, 31 x 36 cm.

hammer price = £190

...and a final piece of Steve Kyte artwork from lot 5238 (estimate £800 - £1,200)
hammer price = £850



There's loads of other great items in the sale - including this Frank Bellamy poster for the 'Thunderbirds 6' poster - this is lot 5002 and is estimated at £300-£500

hammer price = £200

Lot 5160 (estimate £200-£400) includes Jim Baikie material from Look In
hammer price = £1400

The auction itself takes place on Monday 30th November 2020 from 11am

Check out all the lots here

Good luck if you bid!

29 November 2020

Scatha - part 2

Cut from the pages of the shortlived News on Sunday newspaper (in 1987) are these Scatha strips by comic creators Pat Mills, Glenn Fabry & Steve Potter...

Part 1 was here

from May 31st 1987

from June 7th 1987

from June 14th 1987


28 November 2020

Scatha - part 1

Cut from the pages of the shortlived News on Sunday newspaper (in 1987) are these Scatha strips by comic creators Pat Mills, Glenn Fabry & Steve Potter...

Part 2 tomorrow

from May 3rd 1987

from May 10th 1987

from May 17th 1987

from May 24th 1987


27 November 2020

Summer of love - part 2

Cut from the pages of the shortlived News on Sunday newspaper (in 1987) are these strips by comic creators Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Part 1 is here

from May 31st 1987

from June 7th 1987

from June 14th 1987


26 November 2020

Summer of Love - part 1

Cut from the pages of the shortlived News on Sunday newspaper (in 1987) are these strips by comic creators Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Come back tomorrow for part 2...

from May 3rd 1987

from May 10th 1987

from May 17th 1987


from May 24th 1987


25 November 2020

Art by 'Tammy' and 'Misty' artist John Armstrong up for sale

John Freeman, editor of many a comic & magazine, and now the driving force behind the premier British comics news website Down the Tubes (here) is helping the family of comics artist John Armstrong sell off some of his art. 

Here's a link to just one of the pieces (for the other items just look at the seller's 'other items' - in case of doubt John's eBay ID is john_freeman). The amazing variety of art on offer shows just how:
a). talented John was
b). versatile you had / have to be to make a career out of illustrations!  

The pieces were created over many years and are very reasonably priced, with some pieced on offer from as little as £15.

To find out more about the like & work of John Armstrong just point your browser here or here
 







John's family are also selling some of his art (look for seller albaneta) or go to this link here - these are larger oil paintings and are subsequently priced higher than the items listed above




 

24 November 2020

Limited edition 'Charley's War' prints announced

Rebellion have just announced these Charley's War prints...

OK so the prints actually feature Charley's younger brother Wilf but whatever, these are the closest most of us will get to owning an original piece of Joe Colquhoun art.

The paper version (looks like 120 copies available) is available here for £75 and the limited edition (25 copies only) version on Bristol board is available here for £100




This page is taken from Battle #230 (from August 1979) 

23 November 2020

UPDATED: Battle from Rebellion

To celebrate 'Death Squad' being published by the Treasury of British comics I've re-freshed my list of the Battle branded list of publications from Rebellion...

Thought I'd just try and start collating all the instances where Rebellion Publishing have used the Battle logo - please let me know if I've missed anything...

New items highlighted in red

Operation Overlord
Standalone (so not presented free with the Megazine) comic issues 1-4 of Operation Overlord





Operation Overlord
Presented free with Judge Dredd magazine issue 404 

Presented free with Judge Dredd magazine issue 405

Presented free with Judge Dredd megazine issue 406

Presented free with Judge Dredd megazine issue 407

and then collected together in a single volume...

Sniper Elite: Resistance
Sniper elite: Resistance, Issue 1 - cover A, Patrick Goddard art

Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 1 - cover B, Edouard Groult art

Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 1 - Forbidden Planet variant cover, Ian Kennedy art 


Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 2 - cover A, art by Patrick Goddard & Quinton Winter

Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 2 - cover B, Colin Wilson art

Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 3

Sniper elite: Resistance Issue 3 - cover B, Carlos Ezquerra art 

And then collected together... 

And, pre-dating all of these, was this Sniper elite: Resistance ash-can comic sold at San Diego Comic-con

Battle reprints books
Major Eazy vs Rat Pack - Alan Hebden & Carlos Ezquerra


Major Eazy - the Italian campaign (not yet released)

El Mestizo - Alan Hebden & Carlos Ezquerra
Originally serialised in Battle 4th June 1977-17th September 1977

Death Squad - by Alan Hebden and with art by Carlos Ezquerra & Eric Bradbury
You can order it here


This book collects the Death Squad stories published in Battle Action from 12 July 1980 - 4 June 1981, as well as the Battle Annual 1982.

Invasion 1984! by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Eric Bradbury


Specials
softback, 'holiday special' style publication - Keith Burns cover (2000AD webshop exclusive cover)

softback, 'holiday special' style publication - this was the version available in newsagents 

Mini trade - Lofty's one-man Luftwaffe
This was free with the Judge Dredd Megazine #397 (cover dated 17th July 2018)
Reprinted from Battle issue #1-#18