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We have an absolute delight for all you Whovians and True Believers out there; original Doctor Who Weekly and Monthly artwork by the celebrated British comic book artist, Dave Gibbons.

Recently acquired from an avid comic book collector, this original artwork, around 30 individual pages and covers, is an amazing glimpse into comic book production in the early 80s, all penned by one of the best comic book artists out there. It’s rare that comic book art of this calibre comes up for sale and even rarer in this quantity.

Gibbons is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”. He was an artist for 2000 AD, for which he contributed a large body of work from its first issue in 1977. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse and more.

He became the lead artist for the Doctor Who comics in 1979, illustrating the comic strips from 1-69, only missing 4 issues during this time. These strips were later reprinted by Marvel in the US monthly comic of Doctor Who, for which Gibbons also illustrate the covers.

We have various original artwork from 9 issues of the British publication - numbers #20, #24, #47, #48, #49, #61, #62, #63 and #68 and 4 original front covers for the US comic, issues #2, #6, #7 and #11.

The storyboard pages measure 495x335mm while the covers measure 430x280mm All are drawn in graphite, blue pencil, markers and pens on Bristol Board with some alterations made with correction fluid when they were altered for use in the US comics. Some pages have Letratone/zip-a-tone sheets on top of the hand-drawn artwork. Each is marked up with various notes, some from Gibbons himself, plus the US front covers are signed off by the legendary Jim Shooter, the Editor in Chief of the Marvel Doctor Who comics at the time.

This artwork has to be seen to be truly appreciated, the accuracy of the line art and layout are to be marvelled at.

All artwork is now available on our website.

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We have an absolute delight for all you Whovians and True Believers out there; original Doctor Who Weekly and Monthly artwork by the celebrated British comic book artist, Dave Gibbons.

Recently acquired from an avid comic book collector, this original artwork, around 30 individual pages and covers, is an amazing glimpse into comic book production in the early 80s, all penned by one of the best comic book artists out there. It’s rare that comic book art of this calibre comes up for sale and even rarer in this quantity.

Gibbons is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”. He was an artist for 2000 AD, for which he contributed a large body of work from its first issue in 1977. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse and more.

He became the lead artist for the Doctor Who comics in 1979, illustrating the comic strips from 1-69, only missing 4 issues during this time. These strips were later reprinted by Marvel in the US monthly comic of Doctor Who, for which Gibbons also illustrate the covers.

We have various original artwork from 9 issues of the British publication - numbers #20, #24, #47, #48, #49, #61, #62, #63 and #68 and 4 original front covers for the US comic, issues #2, #6, #7 and #11.

The storyboard pages measure 495x335mm while the covers measure 430x280mm All are drawn in graphite, blue pencil, markers and pens on Bristol Board with some alterations made with correction fluid when they were altered for use in the US comics. Some pages have Letratone/zip-a-tone sheets on top of the hand-drawn artwork. Each is marked up with various notes, some from Gibbons himself, plus the US front covers are signed off by the legendary Jim Shooter, the Editor in Chief of the Marvel Doctor Who comics at the time.

This artwork has to be seen to be truly appreciated, the accuracy of the line art and layout are to be marvelled at.

All artwork is now available on our website.

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We've got a bundle of new graded comics added in store and available to purchase via our ebay as well if you prefer to buy on there. 

We're always looking for high graded first appearances and origins and we have a new batch of Marvel comics we added last week. From silver age, bronze age and copper age we have a selection of first appearances from fan favourites such as Ant-Man to characters we've yet to see on the big screen like Namor. We've chosen a handful of our favourites below but check out our full list of newly added slabbed comics here.

Silver Surfer #1 Vol.1 CGC 6.5 (restored)
Origins of Silver Surfer
£1,470.00

New Mutants #98 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
First Appearance of Deadpool
£650.00

Namor The Sub-Mariner #1 Vol.1 CGC 9.8
First Issue of Namor the Submariner comic series
£165.00

Marvel Tails #1 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
1st Appearance Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham
£160.00

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
Origin of alien symbiote that eventually become Venom
£275.00

Special Marvel Edition #15 Vol.1 CGC 9.4
1st Appearance of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.
£2,225.00

Tales to Astonish #27 Vol 1. CGC 3.0
1st Appearance of Ant-Man
£2,345.00

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We've got a bundle of new graded comics added in store and available to purchase via our ebay as well if you prefer to buy on there. 

We're always looking for high graded first appearances and origins and we have a new batch of Marvel comics we added last week. From silver age, bronze age and copper age we have a selection of first appearances from fan favourites such as Ant-Man to characters we've yet to see on the big screen like Namor. We've chosen a handful of our favourites below but check out our full list of newly added slabbed comics here.

Silver Surfer #1 Vol.1 CGC 6.5 (restored)
Origins of Silver Surfer
£1,470.00

New Mutants #98 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
First Appearance of Deadpool
£650.00

Namor The Sub-Mariner #1 Vol.1 CGC 9.8
First Issue of Namor the Submariner comic series
£165.00

Marvel Tails #1 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
1st Appearance Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham
£160.00

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 Vol.1 CGC 9.6
Origin of alien symbiote that eventually become Venom
£275.00

Special Marvel Edition #15 Vol.1 CGC 9.4
1st Appearance of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.
£2,225.00

Tales to Astonish #27 Vol 1. CGC 3.0
1st Appearance of Ant-Man
£2,345.00

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We have recently bought a new collection of comics which included a huge amount of graded and raws. After a gruelling couple of weeks uploading, taking photos, research etc. (which any comic seller will be able to relate to) we have finally uploaded all of our collection, with both raw and graded comics. 

Raws are a growing market at the minute with collectors wanting to get a full run but don't have the cash for graded. Raws are a great affordable investment with the option to get them graded at a later date if desired. 

Our new collection has a great selection of raws from the silver age, bronze age and some from the modern age. Predominantly Avengers comics although we have a great selection of issues from the Fantastic Four, Tales of Suspense, The Mighty Avengers, Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS and a handful of Dr. Strange issues. 

We conservatively grade our comics, however, we are not professional graders please bear this in mind.

Here's our top Raw Picks from the new collection but check out all of our raw issues in our store.

The Infinity Gauntlet #1 NM Raw Comic
£25.00

 

Giant Size Avengers #2 VF+ Raw Comic
£60.00

Doctor Strange #171 VF- Raw Comic
£45.00

Avengers #21 Vol 1. FN+ Raw Comic
First Appearance of Eric Josten takes on the Mantel of Power Man
£60.00

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD Vol 1. #2 VF Raw Comic
£45.00

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We have recently bought a new collection of comics which included a huge amount of graded and raws. After a gruelling couple of weeks uploading, taking photos, research etc. (which any comic seller will be able to relate to) we have finally uploaded all of our collection, with both raw and graded comics. 

Raws are a growing market at the minute with collectors wanting to get a full run but don't have the cash for graded. Raws are a great affordable investment with the option to get them graded at a later date if desired. 

Our new collection has a great selection of raws from the silver age, bronze age and some from the modern age. Predominantly Avengers comics although we have a great selection of issues from the Fantastic Four, Tales of Suspense, The Mighty Avengers, Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS and a handful of Dr. Strange issues. 

We conservatively grade our comics, however, we are not professional graders please bear this in mind.

Here's our top Raw Picks from the new collection but check out all of our raw issues in our store.

The Infinity Gauntlet #1 NM Raw Comic
£25.00

 

Giant Size Avengers #2 VF+ Raw Comic
£60.00

Doctor Strange #171 VF- Raw Comic
£45.00

Avengers #21 Vol 1. FN+ Raw Comic
First Appearance of Eric Josten takes on the Mantel of Power Man
£60.00

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD Vol 1. #2 VF Raw Comic
£45.00

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Our new collection has finally been looked through, sorted, put in order etc and we have picked out some really gorgeous high grade slabbed comics most worth under £500.00.

We have an impressive new listing of Early Avengers comics including Avengers Vol 1 #2 with the first appearance of 1st Space Phantom. Our new collection has issues varying in price from £100.00 to £1,950.00. We know many people are struggling with the recent cost for fuel and the energy price cap rising so people aren't spending and investing as freely as before. Get in touch with us, we are happy to negotiate and can discuss a payment plan if there is a comic you are particularly interested in. We also buy comics from collectors as well for anyone wanting to sell. Message our team at hero@worldofsuperheroes.com.

Daredevil #168 CGC 8.5 Slabbed Comic. 1981 Pence Copy
Origin & 1st Appearance of Elektra
£380.00 

Avengers #16 Vol 1 CGC 6.0 Slabbed Comic. 1965 Pence Copy
Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver join the Avengers. Sub-Mariner cameo.
£310.00

 

Avengers #6 Vol 1 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1964 Pence Copy
1st appearance of Baron Zemo and his masters of evil. Paste-Pot Pete cameo
£310.00

Avengers Vol 1. #3 CGC 8.5 Slabbed Comic. 1964 Cent copy
1st Hulk/Sub-Mariner Team-up
£1,950.00

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #4 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1962 Pence copy
Origin of Hulk Retold
£1,800.00

Avengers Vol 1. #2 CGC 7.0 Slabbed Comic. 1963 Pence copy
1st Space Phantom
£1,650.00

Spider-Man Vol 5. #49 Legacy #850 CBCS 9.8
Signed by Greg Horn Variant Edition
£120.00

Fantastic Four #14 Vol 1 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1963 Pence Copy
1st Appearance of Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida)
£235.00

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Our new collection has finally been looked through, sorted, put in order etc and we have picked out some really gorgeous high grade slabbed comics most worth under £500.00.

We have an impressive new listing of Early Avengers comics including Avengers Vol 1 #2 with the first appearance of 1st Space Phantom. Our new collection has issues varying in price from £100.00 to £1,950.00. We know many people are struggling with the recent cost for fuel and the energy price cap rising so people aren't spending and investing as freely as before. Get in touch with us, we are happy to negotiate and can discuss a payment plan if there is a comic you are particularly interested in. We also buy comics from collectors as well for anyone wanting to sell. Message our team at hero@worldofsuperheroes.com.

Daredevil #168 CGC 8.5 Slabbed Comic. 1981 Pence Copy
Origin & 1st Appearance of Elektra
£380.00 

Avengers #16 Vol 1 CGC 6.0 Slabbed Comic. 1965 Pence Copy
Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver join the Avengers. Sub-Mariner cameo.
£310.00

 

Avengers #6 Vol 1 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1964 Pence Copy
1st appearance of Baron Zemo and his masters of evil. Paste-Pot Pete cameo
£310.00

Avengers Vol 1. #3 CGC 8.5 Slabbed Comic. 1964 Cent copy
1st Hulk/Sub-Mariner Team-up
£1,950.00

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #4 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1962 Pence copy
Origin of Hulk Retold
£1,800.00

Avengers Vol 1. #2 CGC 7.0 Slabbed Comic. 1963 Pence copy
1st Space Phantom
£1,650.00

Spider-Man Vol 5. #49 Legacy #850 CBCS 9.8
Signed by Greg Horn Variant Edition
£120.00

Fantastic Four #14 Vol 1 CGC 5.5 Slabbed Comic. 1963 Pence Copy
1st Appearance of Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida)
£235.00

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The Batman was released over the weekend and there has been mixed reviews by fans on the latest Batman movie. 

We have mixed views at our own HQ about the latest DC inspired movie. Some have enjoyed the dark and gritty story of the early Bruce Wayne wanting to protect his city from crime others aren't so keen on the way Batman was portrayed along with the over all feel of the movie. Even our CEO had to chip in with his view:

Dark, miserable, joyless and overlong, apart from that THE BATMAN was ok.
I don’t get this flight to reality. Why should Batman be grounded in reality and why make a Batman film that kids can’t, and to be honest, wouldn’t want to see.
Superhero films are supposed to be entertaining and enjoyable with a clear moral message, this new take on the Dark Knight is none of those things.
Warner Bros/ DC have clearly given up the Ghost on creating a cohesive movieverse of family entertainment to rival Marvel, instead they have settled for reimagining one of the classic superheroes who bears no resemblance to the comic book character of any age. Pattinson has neither the physique, the charisma or the gravitas to portray Batman and the two iconic villains, Penguin and Riddler are almost anonymous and don’t get me started on the Batmobile.
Even the score was dire and repetitive. Give John Williams a call next time.
I struggle to find any redeeming features in this dour film but if pushed, I thought Catwoman was the highlight and at least we didn’t have to sit through another origin story.

We love all things nostalgia and have an age range from 20s to 60s so perspectives and appreciation for Batman movies of the past vary. We all have our favourite style of Batman and that's reflected in our own stock in store. We have products for sale from Adam West's Batman up until Batfleck. So if you are a fan of any of the previous Batman movies check out our stock which includes signed photos, posters and art prints.

Adam West

Batman Helicopter Postcard Signed by Bob Kane
£500.00

Michael Keaton 

Bruce Wayne is Batman Canvas Print By MUTE
£60.00

Christian Bale

The Dark Knight: Batmans Interrogation Signed Art Print by Becky Knapp
£30.00

Batfleck

DC's Batman Vs Superman Movie Poster
£60.00

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The Batman was released over the weekend and there has been mixed reviews by fans on the latest Batman movie. 

We have mixed views at our own HQ about the latest DC inspired movie. Some have enjoyed the dark and gritty story of the early Bruce Wayne wanting to protect his city from crime others aren't so keen on the way Batman was portrayed along with the over all feel of the movie. Even our CEO had to chip in with his view:

Dark, miserable, joyless and overlong, apart from that THE BATMAN was ok.
I don’t get this flight to reality. Why should Batman be grounded in reality and why make a Batman film that kids can’t, and to be honest, wouldn’t want to see.
Superhero films are supposed to be entertaining and enjoyable with a clear moral message, this new take on the Dark Knight is none of those things.
Warner Bros/ DC have clearly given up the Ghost on creating a cohesive movieverse of family entertainment to rival Marvel, instead they have settled for reimagining one of the classic superheroes who bears no resemblance to the comic book character of any age. Pattinson has neither the physique, the charisma or the gravitas to portray Batman and the two iconic villains, Penguin and Riddler are almost anonymous and don’t get me started on the Batmobile.
Even the score was dire and repetitive. Give John Williams a call next time.
I struggle to find any redeeming features in this dour film but if pushed, I thought Catwoman was the highlight and at least we didn’t have to sit through another origin story.

We love all things nostalgia and have an age range from 20s to 60s so perspectives and appreciation for Batman movies of the past vary. We all have our favourite style of Batman and that's reflected in our own stock in store. We have products for sale from Adam West's Batman up until Batfleck. So if you are a fan of any of the previous Batman movies check out our stock which includes signed photos, posters and art prints.

Adam West

Batman Helicopter Postcard Signed by Bob Kane
£500.00

Michael Keaton 

Bruce Wayne is Batman Canvas Print By MUTE
£60.00

Christian Bale

The Dark Knight: Batmans Interrogation Signed Art Print by Becky Knapp
£30.00

Batfleck

DC's Batman Vs Superman Movie Poster
£60.00

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