A selection of Australian comics from 1938 - February 1966
These are all from my collection. Most of them are reprints of American comics, but there are some Australian originals in here as well. Check out the Crimson Comet by Australian artist John Dixon - one of my favourites. The Silver Flash books have some great covers (and not so great interiors, but you're spared that here) and are well worth checking out.
Australia used a British-style money system until February 1966. The prices translate roughly like this:
6d = sixpence = 5c
1/- = one shilling = 10c
My collection of Dell Duck comics
Four Color Comics : the classic barks stories were run in the Four Color Series for many years, including the first 20-odd or so Donald Duck stories (until the Donald Duck series started with #26, which wasn't really the 26th...) and the first three Uncle Scrooge issues.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories : #1 was published in October 1940 and the final Dell issue was #263 in August 1962. My focus has mainly been on issues 1 - 100, but I'll pick up nice copies of others when I get a chance.
I've been collecting ECs for almost ten years now, and I thought they'd look nice in a gallery. I'm not a horror fan, but you'll find full runs of the war and sci-fi titles here, as well as all of the Mad comics (#1-23) and the first magazine (#24). I also have a good proportion of the New Direction titles. Enjoy!
Since I already have a fair chunk of my collection in albums, I thought I'd put up the rest just for fun. My EC, Australian, Dell ducks and war bonds covers all have their own albums. This one is a category I have imaginatively called "other". In it you'll find various things, including a Fiction House collection that almost got its own album, and selected covers by Golden Age greats - L. B. Cole, Wolverton, Schomburg and even a Baker or Two.
Just my fun Custom Set containing some of my original art covers and books. Finding both the original art cover and the CGC 9.8 book typically is an extremely demanding task. Some of the 9.8 books are "single highest graded", and just as rare as the cover, at least for now ;-)
Just trying to get the ten first Tomb of Dracula issues in CGC 9.8 with pure WP, but it's a really hard challenge - I sometimes wonder if I'll ever make it...
I've added the first 10 Danish issues from my childhood, these were without commercials and each 48 pages, thus the stories are progressing quickly as illustrated by the covers. I got the Danish #1 when I was 9 years old; it's such a great inspiration for a kid
Also I added my original art cover by the legendary Gene Colan, which he made in 1993 for a one shot featuring reprints from Tomb of Dracula #30, 45 and 46.
My primary Savage Tales set. I was lucky to win an award for this set in 2017 All mags except #7 are the highest graded. Got the original art cover for Annual #1 a few years ago - now framed behind Museum Glass.
"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west." (Howard, RE. The Phoenix on the Sword. Weird Tales 20 6, Dec 1932).
Pure Awesomeness and then some I have duplicates of the books in lesser grades, thus this is my primary Conan the Barbarian set - limited to the Barry Smith run.
Celebrating the issues from the Atlas Implosion in the summer of '57 to the dawn of the Marvel superheroes in the early '60s.
Encompassing the following 178 issues:
Strange Tales : 60-100 and Annual 1
Journey into Mystery : 49-82
Tales of Suspense : 1-38
Tales to Astonish : 1-34
Amazing Adventures : 1-6
Amazing Adult Fantasy : 7-14
Strange Worlds : 1-5
World of Fantasy : 9-19
In my Bibliophilic world, I occasionally come across wonderful Dust Jackets drawn by great Comic Artists of old
For any who don't know the title, can anyone guess who drew this? (I'll reveal after guesses)
Its a wrap-around cover painting, unsigned, but credited by the publisher.
More books to follow, by the way!