My favourite comic shop, and the one I strongly recommend, is Comic Quest which is owned and run by Colin Williams in Moorabbin, Victoria. Colin is a dedicated Phantom fan and has a personal collection of every single Frew Phantom comic. He started his comic business in 1991 after he retired from his teaching position at RMIT where he taught motion picture projection. Colin runs his business as a hobby and is not really interested in making a million dollars from it, so you will be more than happy with the prices he charges for his excellent quality Frew back issues. Advertisements from Comic Quest appear regularly in the Frew Phantom comic.
If you're interested in buying some Phantom back issues from Colin, send a list of the issues you require to the address shown below. You should specify the comic condition grading that you would prefer (Fine/Near Mint, Very Good, Good). Also state whether you will accept these issues in another grade should they be unavailable in the grade you request. Do not send any money until you have heard back from Colin regarding availability and full cost including postage. All comics are sent flat in individual heavy duty comic bags and protected by stiff cardboard. There are no handling fees. Any comics received can be returned for a full refund provided they are sent back immediately upon receiving them.
Comic QuestSome people have been asking me about Colin's prices, so I've included his current price list below. Prices for the special larger issues may vary slightly depending on exactly how many pages are in them. I must stress that ALL of these prices are well below those listed in Johnson's Official Phantom Price Guide -- Colin's comic grading is much stricter, so you get better quality comics for your dollar.
PO Box 1500
Moorabbin VIC 3189
Ph./Fax 03-9557-3405 (within Australia) or +61-3-9557-3405 (International)
* all prices in Australian dollars (3 February 1997)
Issues G VG F/NM 1300's cover price 1200's $1.00 $1.50 $2.50 1100's $1.00 $1.50 $3.00 1000's $1.00 $2.00 $3.50 900's $2.00 $3.00 $5.00 800's $3.00 $4.00 $5.50 700s $4.00 $5.00 $8.00 600s $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 500s $6.00 $8.00 $12.00 400s $8.00 $12.00 $18.00 300s $10.00 $15.00 $25.00 200s $15.00 $25.00 $35.00 100's $30.00 $50.00 $65.00 <100 Priced Individually A Series Issues - Priced Individually Annual Specials Year Issue Replica F/NM 1991 972 #1 $50.00 1992 1000 #2 $50.00 1993 1032 - $40.00 1994 1063 #3 $20.00 1995 1094 #4 $40.00 1996 1125 #5 $20.00 1997 1156 #6 $20.00 1998 1187 #7 $15.00 1999 1219 #8 $15.00 2000 1249 #9 $10.00 2001 1280 #10 $11.00 2002 1312 #11 $11.00
If you do deal with Colin, don't forget to mention my name. He's considering getting his own web page, but is behind the eight ball when it comes to these "high-tech computers". He's interested to see how many people contact him via this web site.