THE COMIC PRICE GUIDE FOR GREAT BRITAIN 4 (C-D)

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CATWEAZLE ANNUAL. World Distrbutors. 1971-1972
Scarce, collectible annuals based on children's television series starring Geoffrey Bayldon. The copyright indicia inside says the previous year ie MCMLXX as the first annual was published around September 1970 for the Christmas market but is regarded as a 1971 annual. Longer shelf-life, more sales is a very common thought behind dating annuals.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1971
black cover, Catweazle close-up photo cover
.50             2.00            4.00           8.00          12.50          25.00
CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN. Strato. 1-4. 1960's
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
reprints classic Challengers with outstanding Jack Kirby art
.50             2.00            4.00           10.00         20.00         40.00
CHAMPION. Fleetway. 26th Feb 1966-4th Jun 1966 (15 un-numbered issues, joins Lion)
A very surprisingly short-lived title and one that is very collectible for the Jet Jordan strip and artwork featured by Eric Bradbury and Carlos Cruz. A companion paper to Hurricane. The free gift is issue #1 Screamer Balloon is very scarce and would add £75-£90 to the value I would have thought. Only ever seen one Near Mint copy of issue #1. The 1967 and 1968 annuals don't show up that often either.

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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
26th Feb 1966
Jet Jordan, School for Spacemen, Return of the Stormtroopers by Eric Bradbury, When The Sky Turned Green by Carlos Cruz all begin
1.00           2.00             5.00          10.00           20.00         40.00
CHAMPION THE WONDER HORSE ANNUAL. Daily Mirror/World/Purnell. 1953-1962
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1953
based on televison series
.50             2.00            4.00           8.00          12.50          25.00
CHARLIE'S ANGELS ANNUAL. Stafford Pemberton. 1978-1981
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1978
based on televison series; includes photo profiles of Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jacyln Smith
.50             2.00            4.00           8.00          12.50          25.00
COMBAT PICTURE ANNUAL. Micron. 1962
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1962
rare, 256  pages, comes with dust-jacket
1.00           3.00            10.00         30.00        60.00
COMBAT PICTURE LIBRARY. Micron/Smith. 1 Mar 1959-1212 Jun 1985
The 'forgotten' war picture library comic but still very collectible.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1
68 pages pocket size; Sea Hunt
1.00           2.00             5.00          15.00         30.00          60.00
COMET, THE. Allen/Amalgamated Press. 1 20th Sep 1946-17th Oct 1958 (580 issues, numbered to 566. Joins Tiger)
Popularity for this title has wained as early readers who collected it are now much older and dying off. Notable for comic strips like Kit Carson, , Dick Barton and Strongbow the Mighty. If you could find a first issue, £50-£75 in VG perhaps. Kit Carson began in #113 (16th Sep 1950), Dick Barton in #247 (11th Apr 1963).
COMMANDO LIBRARY. D.C. Thomson. 1  Jul 1961-present (4050 as at Oct 2007)
This is a title that has exploded in collectibility in recent years with issues under #100 of particular interest and value. In fact issues up to about 500 seem to sell well. #478 was the last cover price one shilling before decimalized 5p cover price in 1971, an important cut-off point in my opinion. Never liked those dual cover priced issues anyway!  There were annuals published in 1989 and 1990 featuring 7 new stories in each. Today you can buy softcover collections at most large bookstores. I've seen four: Anzac at War, True Brit, All Guns Blazing and The Dirty Dozen. Fifteen stories reprinted at £15.99. Can't be bad! A recent E Bay sales: #1 in VG+ with tape on spine for £460. #1 in VG+ with cover crease for £510 (Jan 2008). #1 in FN- for £550 - it looked like a nice copy and at this price may be considered a bargain. The Buy It Now Price as £750 which was about right!

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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1 Walk or Die
with art by Amador Garcia
7.50           40.00          125.00       300.00        450.00
2 They Call Him Coward with art by Armando Banato
2.50           15.00          50.00         125.00        250.00
3 A Guy Needs Guts with art by C.T. Rigby
2.00           10.00          35.00           90.00        175.00
4 Mercy for None with art by Gordon Livingstone
1.50             8.00          30.00           80.00        150.00
5 Hellfire Landing with art by Ortiz
1.50             8.00          30.00           80.00        150.00
6 They Came By Night with art by Ros
1.25             6.00          20.00           60.00        120.00
7 The Ship They Couldn't Sink with art by Savi
1.25             6.00          20.00           60.00        120.00
8 Red Runs The River with art by Rafael Auraleon
1.25             6.00          20.00           60.00        120.00
9 Jungle Fury! with art by Madaigan
1.25             6.00          20.00           60.00        120.00
10 Hun Bait with art by Gordon Livingstone
1.25             6.00          20.00           60.00        120.00
11 Closer Than Brothers with art by Ortiz
1.00             5.00          17.50           50.00        100.00
12 The Desperate Days with art by Gordon Livingstone
1.00             5.00          17.50           50.00        100.00
13 Death in the Sun
1.00             5.00          17.50           50.00        100.00
14 Fly Fast, Shoot Fast
1.00             5.00          17.50           50.00        100.00
15 J*p Killer
1.00             5.00          17.50           50.00        100.00
COR!! IPC. 6th Jun 1970-15th Jun 1974 (196 un-numbered issues)
Early issues (#1-10) more difficult to find. Annuals (1972-1979) and Summer Specials (1972-1979) very plentiful on E Bay. The 1977 softcover Book of Gags is harder to find.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
6th Jun 1970
Gus Gorilla by Alf Saporito, Tom Boy by Brian Lewis, Ivor Lott & Tony Broke by Reg Parlett all begin; free gift of Fizzy Drink sachet adds £40-£50 to value
1.00           2.00            4.00            8.00          12.50         25.00

COUNTDOWN. Polystyle. 1 20th Feb 1971-58 24th Mar 1972 (becomes TV Action)
Issues of this title turn up on E Bay all the time though not often in high grade. The Dr. Who strip is hugely popular as it's the culty Jon Pertwee incarnation. Issue #3 is sought after for the Jon Pertwee cover. The free gift Space Wall Poster plus stamps in #1 adds £35-£50 to value.
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(#1) 20th Feb 1971
24 pages that are numbered in reverse; Doctor Who by Harry Lindfield, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO all begin plus 1st Countdown strip by John Burns
.50             2.00            4.00           12.00          25.00        50.00
COUNTDOWN ANNUAL. Polystyle. 1972-1973
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1972 f
eatures include UFO, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Countdown, The Secret Service, Joe 90; Dr. Who by Jim Baikie; much scarcer than the 1973 annual which was titled 'Countdown for TV Action'
.50             1.00            3.00            6.00          12.00         25.00
CREEPY WORLDS. Alan Class. 1 Aug 1962-249 Apr 1989.
My favourite Alan Class title. Watch out for issues #32 to #38 that feature cover reprints and stories of Fantastic Four #1 to #8. Classic Jack Kirby artwork!

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1
68 pages, scarce; Atlas reprints inc. one Krigstein story
1.00           3.00            10.00          35.00         75.00        125.00
DAKOTAS ANNUAL, THE. Purnell. 1963/64
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1963
96 pages; based on TV series with some illustrations by Denis McLoughlin. Indicia-dated 1963/64
1.00           2.00             5.00          10.00           20.00         40.00
DALEK ANNUAL. World Distributors. 1976-1979
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1976

.50             1.00            1.50            3.00          6.00           10.00
DALEK BOOK, THE. Souvenir. 1964.
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
(1964)

1.00           3.00            10.00          25.00         40.00         80.00
DALEK OUTER SPACE BOOK. Souvenir. 1965

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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
(1965)
scarce
2.00           10.00          40.00         100.00        200.00       350.00
DALEK WORLD, THE. Souvenir. 1966

PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
(1966)

1.00           3.00            10.00          20.00         30.00         60.00
DAKTARI ANNUAL. World Distributors. 1967, 1968
PR             GD             VG             FN             VF             NM             MINT
1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1967
based on TV series with behind the scenes features/pictures as well as comic strips and text stories
.25             .50              1.00            2.50          5.00            8.00
DAN DARE'S SPACE ANNUAL. Longacre. 1963
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1.0             2.0              4.0             6.0            8.0             9.0             10.0
1963
112 pages, laminated covers
1.00           3.00            6.00           12.00         25.00         40.00

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