*Modern Reprints: We have new in the 1998 reprints of Valor, second of EC’s short-lived title which was the second in its ‘New Direction’ line – an attempt to win fresh audiences following the introduction of the Comics Code Authority. Valor was dedicated to tales of action and adventure in various period settings, including Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic era, but despite glowing art from the likes of Reed Crandall, Bernard Krigstein, Joe Orlando, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson and Wally Wood, the series never took flight, and ended after five issues. The entire five-issue series was reprinted by Gemstone, and is in stock at between £2 – £2.50 each. We’re in rather more traditional territory with Vault of Horror Vol. 6, in Gemstone’s self-styled ‘Annual’ series, representing six issues of the ‘floppies’ in consecutive order. Gore and ghoulishness unbridled from Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, and all the gang, NM at £12.