THE COMIC PRICE GUIDE FOR GREAT BRITAIN 16 (T)

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THUNDERBIRDS TELEVISION STORYBOOK. PBS. 1966
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1966
scarce; text stories
.50             2.00            4.00           10.00         30.00         60.00
TIGER. Amalgamated Press/IPC. 1 11th Sep 1954-30th Mar 1985 (1555 issues, numbered to 245; joins Eagle)
One of the long-lived giants of British comics, famous for Roy of the Rovers. The free gift Space Gun with issue #1 is unbelievably rare and would add £150 to the value perhaps.

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1
11th Sep 1954 1st appearance Roy of the Rovers by 'Stewart Colwyn' (Frank Pepper)
3.00           12.50          40.00         100.00        200.00

Free Gifts

11th Sep 1964 (#1) - Space Gun
18th Sep 1964 (#2) - Tiger's Roar
26th Mar 1955 - Every Boys' Book of Trains
20th Apr 1955 - Every Boys' Book of Ships
21st Jan 1956
- League Ladders
28th Jan 1956 - Every Boys' Cup Tie Album
17th Jan 1959 - League Ladders
24th Sep 1960 - Tiger Album of Football Club Badges plus 25 badges
1st Oct 1960 - 25 football club badges
8th/15th/22nd/29th Oct 1960 - 15 football club badges per issue
31st Mar 1962 - Tiger Album of Modern Sports Cars plus 8 photos
7th/14th/21st Apr 1962 - 8 Sports Car photos per issue
28th Sep 1963 - 50 Star Footballers of 1963 Album plus 14 pictures
5th/12th/19th Oct 1963 - 12 footballer photos per issue
15th May 1965 - Wembley Whistle


14th Oct 1967 - Roy Race's Album of Football Club Badges plus 25 badges
21st Oct 1967 - 25 football club badges
7th Feb 1970 - My Favourite Soccer Stars Album plus 8 pictures
14th/21st/28th Feb 1970 - 8 footballer pictures per issue
13th Oct 1973 - Tiger Stars of British Sport Wheel
16th Oct 1976 - 2 Soccer Cards

Key issues

(#1) 11th Sep 1954 - 1st appearance Roy of the Rovers
26th Mar 1955 - 1st Tiger & The Champion
24th Oct 1959 - 1st Tiger & Comet; 1st Jet Ace Logan in title
31st Mar 1962 - 1st Johnny Cougar
15th May 1965 - 1st Tiger & Hurricane; 1st Typhoon Tracy in title
8th Jul 1967 - 1st Saber King of the Jungle
5th Apr 1969 - 1st Tiger & Jag
12th Oct 1974 - 1st Tiger & Scorcher

TIGER HOLIDAY SPECIAL. IPC. 1971-1984
All pretty common on E Bay apart from this first one from 1971.
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1971

.50             1.00             1.50           3.00            5.00         10.00
TINA. Fleetway. 25th Feb 1967-16th Sep 1967 (30 issues, becomes Princess Tina)
Note: there's one annual for this title cover dated 1968. I don't think there are any more - at least I don't have any!

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25th Feb 1967
Jane Bond by Michael Hubbard and Space Girls by Keith Watson begin
.25              .50             2.00           4.00           8.00           15.00
TITANS. Marvel UK. 1 25th Oct 1975-58 24th Nov 1976 (joins Spiderman Weekly, the title called at the time Super Spider-Man)
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25th Oct 1976
36 pages, landscape (ie oblong) format; Captain America (origin retold), Sub-Mariner, Inhumans, Nick Fury, Captain Marvel reprints all begin; black & white
.25              .50             1.00           2.00           3.00           5.00
TITANS ANNUAL, THE. World Distributors. 1977-1978
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1977
scarce (especially in high grade owing to the white cover!); reprints origins of Captain America, Cyclops and Marvel Girl
.25              .50             2.00           4.00           8.00           15.00
TOMAHAWK. Strato. 1 1954-40 1957
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1
scarce; 68 pages squarebound; reprints begin of Tomahawk from DC Comics
.25              .50             3.00           7.50           15.00
TOMORROW PEOPLE, THE. Stafford Pemberton. 1979
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1979
based on ITV children's television sci-fi drama; quite a culty annual and certainly very scarce!
.50             1.00            2.00           6.00          12.50          25.00
TOPPER. D.C. Thomson. 1 7th Feb 1953-1963 15th Sep 1990 (becomes The Beezer and Topper)

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1 1st appearance Mickey the Monkey by Dudley Watkins, The Fighting Frasers by Bill Holroyd, 1st appearance Beryl the Peril by David Law, Flip McCoy by Paddy Brennan. Free gift of the Big Crack Bang would add £80-£100 to the value, if in nice condition of course.
3.50           15.00          60.00         125.00        250.00
TOPPER BOOK. D.C. Thomson. 1955-1997

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1955 landscape format; cover shows 5 strips totalling 25 characters, the last one bottom right is a panda
2.00           6.00            20.00         50.00         100.00
TOPPER PICTURE BOOK. D.C. Thomson. nn 1954
A bit of an odd one this and really only for completists. This was a large format. thin card cover picture book of animals that The Topper featured in its pages and as such is the  first Topper 'annual'. It is pretty rare - I have seen 2 copies on E Bay in the last 4 years or so. Hard to put a value on it - one of those 'whatever someone wants to pay for it'. I have not seen a copy in FINE condition or above though presumably there is one out there somewhere!

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1954 rare; tabloid format with thin card covers
5.00           25.00           80.00
TOPPER SUMMER SPECIAL. D.C. Thomson. 1983-1992
A very late arrival on the Summer Special scene. Pretty common on E Bay apart from the last couple.
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1983
.25             .50              1.00           2.00           3.00           4.00
TOP SPOT. Amalgamated Press/Fleetway. 25th Oct 1958-16th Jan 1960 (58 issues, joins Film Fun)
A strange one this. It's more than a children's comic as there are sexy pin-ups and grown-up clothing ads but it's not quite a 'lad's mag'. Check one out for yourself and you'll see what I mean. The free Glow-Spot Tie Clip in issue #1 says it all really. Not a toy but a men's fashion accessory. Very rare gift adds £100 to value. Only ever seen one example.

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25th Oct 1958
.50             2.00            10.00         20.00         40.00
TORNADO. IPC. 1 24th Mar 1979-22 18th Aug 1979 (22 issues, joins 2000AD)

1 Victor Drago by Mike Dorey, The Mind of Wolfie Smith by Vano, Angry Planet by Massimo Bellardinelli, The Tale of Benkie by Steve Moore & Musquera, Captain Klepp by Kev O'Neill all begin. Free gift in issue #1 Boomerang would add £5-£10 to value. This is a fairly common comic and title on E Bay. Full sets often appear. Worth grabbing for a good read and to see artist Dave Gibbons in fine form!
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.25              .50             1.00           3.00           6.00           10.00
TORNADO ANNUAL. IPC. 1980-1981
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0 

1980, 1981 common on E Bay
.25              .50              1.00           2.00          3.00           4.00
TRANSFORMERS. Marvel UK. 1 20th Sep 1984-332 1991
Very successful title and now with the new movie there's renewed interest. The free gift Action Transfers sheet with issue #1 adds about £20 to the value.
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1
.50             1.00            2.00            5.00          7.50         15.00
TRIUMPH. Amalgamated Press. 1 18th Oct 1924-814 25th May 1940 (joins The Champion)

A story paper of limited collector interest apart from an unusual run of 21 issues featuring reprints of Superman, the first time the character was published in the UK and only a year after his debut in Action Comics #1, June 1938 (the most valuable American comic book - $40,000 in GD 2.0 up to $600,000 in Near Mint Minus 9.2). The run from #772-793 includes four with a Superman cover appearance. A set sold in the UK in 1994 for £1,500. I remember a San Diego Comicon around the same time had a set stickered at $6,000 but it didn't sell at the show. In June 1996 the first issue of the run #772 (5th Aug 1939 - the one on the right in the illustration) sold for £152 in VG condition with rusty staples and tanning edges. The one on the left is #788 and an example sold on E Bay (Nov 2007) for £107, sold by the inestimable Mr. Stuart Dexter (lindex). In June 2004 a lot including 18 of the issues with 2 (I think) of the Superman covers in Good to Very Good condition sold for £618 at the longest-established (and my favourite!) auction house for UK comics.

TV ACTION (previously Countdown) Polystyle. 59 1st Apr 1972-132 25th Aug 1973
Increasingly popluar title, rich with television content, principally Dr. Who. Last few issues hard to find.
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59
Dr. Who by Gerry Haylock, The Persuaders by Harry Lindfield, Thunderbirds by Don Harley, Stingray reprints from TV 21 by Ron Embleton, Tightrope by Stanley Houghton, UFO, Hawaii 5-0 by Leslie Branton, Countdown by John Burns all begin. No free gift came with #59
.50             1.00            2.00             5.00          7.50         15.00
TV ACTION ANNUAL. Polystyle. 1973, 1974
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1973, 1974
.25             .50              1.00           3.00          5.00            10.00
TV ACTION & COUNTDOWN HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Polystyle. 1972
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0

1972
48 pages; features Dr. Who, The Persuaders, Hawaii 5-0 and UFO
.25             .50              1.00           3.00          5.00            10.00

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