THE COMIC PRICE GUIDE FOR GREAT BRITAIN 1 (A-B)

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The Comic Price Guide On-Line is out now! www.comicpriceguide.co.uk Thousands of titles and tens of thousands of prices will feature along with grading guides and, eventually, thousands of illustrations from my own personal collection. You'll access the best guide to British comics and other collectible titles like Tin Tin, Asterix and Australian reprints. Plus Marvel and DC Silver Age pence copies. The work-in-progress Guide is currently 1200 pages and growing! There's 20 sample pages here. If you don't see what you are looking for in this sample, e-mail me and I will try to help.

Values listed below can only be based on accurate grading! Most British comics on E Bay are in the Poor, Fair, Good and Very Good range. Fine is a nice comic with little handling wear. Very Fine is an exceptionally nice comic and Near Mint is nearly flawless. Phrases like "It's very good for its age" and "It would be mint if it had the covers on" are meaningless. Apologies that the system won't accept my neat tabulation so columns are a bit out of line.

If you find all these first 20 guides vaguely useful or interesting, do tell me. And do vote for it. If you don't see the comic you're after, be patient! Everything will be listed eventually! Do e-mail me any comments and corrections. Feel free to ask for a valuation on high grade, rare or first/key issues. I also buy.

PLEASE NOTE: All the information is taken from The Comic Book Price Guide for Great Britain Volumes #1-8 by Duncan McAlpine. All information is copyright Price Guide Productions 1989-1997. Copyright renewed 2007. All illustrations are copyright their respective publishers.

This is a guide only, based on 40 years of collecting,  reading and research. This is an on-going sample that I will change from time to time. At the end of the day it's all a personal opinion. The main thing is to enjoy the E Bay community and have fun with comics.

For other issues and information for all titles only sampled here - watch out for the complete On Line Guide, coming soon!

ACTION. IPC. 14th Feb 1976-16th Oct 1976. 36 un-numbered issues; 23rd Oct 1976 (not distributed)

This short-lived title achieved national notoriety when it was banned for too much violence and blood in the comic, particularly the Hook Jaw strip based on Steven Spielberg's Jaws. More mature stories with a decidedly anti-authoritarian streak. The last issue of this first series dated 23rd Oct was withdrawn from sale and is rare. The free gift Red Arrow Plane is fairly common though the rubber band is often perished and will snap if stretched. Adds approximately £5-£10 or so value. The Hook-Jaw transfer from issue #2 is scarcer. Can't believe that issue #3 with the 16 free Soccer Cards has sold (Nov 2007) for £91.50. The awesome power of E Bay!
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
14th Feb 1976 Dredger by Horacio Altuna, Hellman of Hammer Force by Mike Dorey, Blackjack by Leopoldo Sanchez, Play Till You Drop by Barry Mitchell, Hook Jaw by Ramon Sola, Sport's Not For Losers by Dudley Wynn, The Coffin Sub by Angelo Todaro, The Running Man by Lalia all begin
.80             2.00            5.00           12.50          25.00         50.00
ACTION (New Series). IPC. 4th Dec 1976-12th Nov 1977 (joins Battle  Action)
After a short hiatus while the legal position was being worked out, Action re-appeared in a somewhat toned down format. There was an excellent book called Action - The Story of a Violent Comic by Martin Baker published in 1990. Well worth a read.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
4th Dec 1976 Dredger by Ricardo Villagran, Spinball (ex Death Game 1999) by Costa, Look Out for Lefty by Tony Harding, Hook Jaw by John Stokes, Hell's Highway by Mike White all begin
.25             1.00            2.00           4.00            8.00          15.00
ACTION ANNUAL. IPC. 1977-1985

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT

1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1977 maybe apart from this first one, all Action annuals pretty common on E Bay
.25             .50              1.00           2.00            4.00           7.50
ACTION DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS. Thorpe & Porter. 1 1967-4 1968
These were bound-together remaindered copies of selected DC and Marvel comics with covers taken from original DC comics or sometimes new covers adapted from interior scenes. Very hard to find in Near Mint but often show up on E Bay in low and mid grade. Good reading value. #1 of this title seems to be scarce for some reason though in fact there's no number on the cover. To my knowledge there are 24 different Double Double Comics across a number of titles - Action, Adventure, Batman, Detective, Jimmy Olsen, Justice League, Lois Lane, Strange Adventures, Superboy, Superman and World's Finest. But I'm still looking!
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
nn (#1) scarce
.25             .50              2.00           4.00           8.00           20.00
ACTION SUMMER/HOLIDAY SPECIAL. IPC May 1976-May 1980
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT

1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1976 these Summer Specials are scarcer than the annuals and all five are pretty much sought after in fact, at more or less the same values
1.25            2.00            4.00          9.00           17.50          35.00
ADVENTURE DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS. Thorpe & Porter. 1 1967-3 1968
These were bound-together remaindered copies of selected DC and Marvel comics with covers taken from original DC comics or sometimes new covers adapted from interior scenes. Very hard to find in Near Mint but often show up on E Bay in low and mid grade. Good reading value. #1 of this title seems to be scarce for some reason. To my knowledge there are 24 different Double Double Comics across a number of titles - Action, Adventure, Batman, Detective, Jimmy Olsen, Justice League, Lois Lane, Strange Adventures, Superboy, Superman and World's Finest. But I'm still looking!
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1 reprints Adventure Comics #352 (Jan 1967),  Adventure Comics #346 (Jul 1966), Adeventure Comics #349 (Oct 1966), Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967)
.75            1.50              3.00           6.00          12.50           25.00
AIR ACE PICTURE LIBRARY. Fleetway/IPC. 1  Jan 1960-545 Nov 1970

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1 Target Top Secret; Solano Lopez art
1.00           4.00           10.00           35.00         75.00
AMAZING STORIES. Alan Class. nn 1960
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0

nn
68 pages, scarce un-numbered issue, Ogden Whitney cover and featuring reprints from American Comics Group
1.50           5.00          25.00           50.00         125.00
AMAZING STORIES OF SUSPENSE. Alan Class. 1 1962-235 1989
The last issue #235 is tough to find. 100 pages with thin card cover featuring Charlton and ACG stories and characters The Shield and Flyman.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
1.00           3.00           10.00           40.00         80.00         125.00
ANDY CAPP. Mirror. 1958-present
Andy Capp was created by Reginald Smythe and began in the Daily Mirror newspaper on August 5th 1957. Originally it was a single panel cartoon by Smythe later extended it to four panels. Early Andy Capp books do show up on E-Bay from time to time though not much beyond FN grade.

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
(1)
The Andy Capp Book
.50             2.50            5.00           10.00         20.00
ANGELS ANNUAL, THE. City. 1967

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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1967
scarce, based on Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet characters, the Angels pilots Destiny, Rhapsody, Melody, Harmony and the other one I can't remember the name of....Symphony? Could be
.50             2.50            5.00           15.00         30.00
ASTOUNDING STORIES. Alan Class. 1  Feb 1966-195 Apr 1989
A later addition to the Alan Class family of American comic book reprint titles and issue #1 doesn't show up that often. I've seen 2 in the last 5 years on E Bay.
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
68pgs; Charlton Comics reprints plus Nyoka the Jungle Girl
1.00           2 .50          12.00          35.00         75.00         125.00
AVENGERS ANNUAL. Atlas/World Distributors. 1968-1970, 1978, 1979
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1968 scarce; Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg
1.00           4.00           10.00           20.00         40.00
AVENGERS, THE. Marvel UK. 1 22nd Sep 1973-147 14th Jul 1976 (joins Mighty World of Marvel)
Following in the footsteps of Mighty World of Marvel and Spiderman Comics Weekly came The Avengers with reprints from Avengers #1 from 1963, art by Jack Kirby. Wonderful. Under-rated title. Free gift with #1 fairly common (sheet of transfers) and adds maybe £25-£30 to the value. The free gift for issue #2 is a killer (Avengers Wonder Weapon). A recent E-Bay sale for comic and gift (Oct 2007) reached £124.22!

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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
reprints from Avengers #1 (Marvel 1963) begin
.50             2.00            5.00            12.50         25.00         35.00
BANANA SPLITS ANNUAL. World Distributors. 1970
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1970
scarce; cult television series with Fleagle, Bingo, Droopy and Snorky (basically some guys dressed in weird costumes but when you're aged about 9, it's fantastic)
.50             2.00            5.00            10.00         20.00         40.00
BATMAN. K.G. Murray (Australia). 1 1950-125 1962
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
rare; reprints from Batman and Detective Comics in black and white begin
3.00           15 .00         60.00         125.00       250.00
BATMAN ANNUAL. Atlas. 1959-present

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1959/60
scarce; Batman and Robin in searchlights. Red cover. Very scarce above FN grade
2.50           10.00          40.00         100.00       200.00
BATMAN DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS. Thorpe & Porter. 1 1967-3 1968
These were bound-together remaindered copies of selected DC and Marvel comics with covers taken from original DC comics or sometimes new covers adapted from interior scenes. Very hard to find in Near Mint but often show up on E Bay in low and mid grade. Good reading value. #1 of this title seems to be scarce for some reason. To my knowledge there are 24 different Double Double Comics across a number of titles - Action, Adventure, Batman, Detective, Jimmy Olsen, Justice League, Lois Lane, Strange Adventures, Superboy, Superman and World's Finest. But I'm still looking!
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1 reprints (without original covers) Batman #188 (Dec 1966), Batman #186 (Nov 1966), Batman #189 (Feb 1967), Batman #196 (Nov 1967)
.25             .50              2.00           4.00           8.00           20.00
BATMAN STORYBOOK ANNUAL. World Distributors. 1967-1970
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT

1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1967 six text stories with illustrations; the copyright indicia inside says 1966 (MCMLXVI)
.25             .50              2.00           5.00          10.00           20.00
BATTLE PICTURE LIBRARY. Fleetway/IPC. 1 Jan 1961-1706 Dec 1984

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0

1
scarce; The Rats of Tobruk; art by Renzo Calegari
2.00           5.00            20.00         45.00          75.00        120.00

 
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