Hi everyone, thank you for letting me join your community. I have joined as I am looking to find out as much information about these comics as I can and if there are any rare numbers to look for amongst this collection. I have issue number 113 which I know is desirable, but I would love to know what other gems to look out for. Any information would be massively appreciated. Thanks very much for your time. A picture is of the stack I have and my 113 of which the condition is really really good I think and the other comics conditions vary but they are all mostly in very good condition. Thanks again, kind regards, John.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Sept 5, 2020 10:59:59 GMT
Regarding rarity, the later issues had the fewest copies printed, so they would be the rarest in that sense, but in general I'd say the most impressive things you could own in this run would be issues with free gifts still attached and in mint condition - e.g. posters never taken out of staples, stickers never removed, etc. It's also more impressive if you have copies with nothing written on the front by newsagents.
But me, I gave away all my original TF comics many years ago in favour of trade reprints, which are less valuable but suit me better. I've been reacquiring some of the hardback annuals, though. The later ones of those are also rarer / more valuable because far fewer copies were printed. I paid £100 for a mint condition copy of the last annual: