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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Panel Borders: Buying and celebrating comics

Concluding Panel Borders month of radio shows looking at non practitioners' love of comics, Alex Fitch talks to auctioneer Lon Allen of Heritage Comics and Collectables in Texas, the company that last week began the auction of two thirds of the Billy Wright collection of 300 comics including the first Marvel Comics and the first appearances of Batman and Superman from the 1930s. The sale has raised nearly $3.5 million dollars so far.

Also, Alex talks to stand-up comedian Rob Deb, to Lik + Neon gift shop owner Janice Taylor about stocking small press comics on Brick Lane in London and to Paul Harrison, a Doctor of Egyptian Archeology, who is giving a talk on representations of Egyptian culture in superhero comics next Thursday, 1st March, at The Petrie Museum, University College London.

- Panel Borders: Buying and celebrating comics airs at 8.00pm tonight, Sunday 26th February 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at / extended podcast of after broadcast at

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