My collection of Dell comics. Dell was an incredibly prolific and diverse publisher, so my collection of mostly funny animal and cartoon characters really just scratches the surface. For example, I have none of their many westerns, war or ghost comics, no Tarzan, only a few of the movie and TV tie in books etc.
There are lots of duck books here, including
Four Color Comics : the classic Barks stories were run in the Four Color Series for many years, including the first 20 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.
Australia was a solid market for Disney comics for many years, and the local industry reprinted many issues here until imports replaced them in 1978. Many reprinted Dell/Gold Key comics from the US, but there are also lots of European stories from the 1960s and 1970s. Over the years there were lots of one-offs and specials, but the main series were:
Donald Duck (2 series - D.D.# and later D.#)
Film Preview (FP.# - the movie adapations
Giant Series (G.# - sort of like Dell's Four Color series)
Jumbo Series (like the Dell Giants J.#)
Mickey Mouse (M.M.# and later M.#)
Walt Disney Comics and Stories (No.#)
You can see thumbnails of all 2,200 comics (!) at http://users. tpg .com.au/tonyivan/
I thought some bigger scans of the ones I have might be nice to have on the web as well.
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.
Professionally graded R. Crumb comic books and magazines, R. Crumb covers, stories, art, and appearances.
Started my collection with first printing XYZ comics, Kitchen Sink Press CGC universal grading 6.0
and have a niche for first printings , but will collect newer editions, printings, and variants also.
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
I've been collecting ECs for over 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 and all of the Mad comics (#1-23) and the first magazine (#24). I also have all of the New Direction books except for Psychoanalysis #1...
I kept digging up in my loft and yes there were junk mail, secondhand clothes bags, odd one or two cobwebs up in the beams and i thought right thats it no more comics up here to find...
… then as i was starting to pull the latch door across i seen something shiny and it made a crinkly noise, duh i thought its just a carrier bag from when id left it up there ready to use next time... it looked too old to be the one i took up yesterday, so i reached in and I WAS AMAZED by what i held in my hands yes you guessed it Comics. I dont think its quite the holy grail but take a look at sum of these 🤩
Added to gallery pics in this album with some comics I had already before the loft experience, enjoy ( sorry if submitted images are repeated elsewhere in my gallery folders)
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 ;-)