*Classics Illustrated: A new batch in of the famous Classics Illustrated series, in both American and British editions. Famous novels such as Ivanhoe, Moby Dick, A Tale Of two Cities, Kidnapped, Treasure Island, The Time Machine, Lord Jim, Mysterious Island and The Three Musketeers rub shoulders with adaptations of Shakespeare such as Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as several perhaps lesser known novels in this long-lasting and very worthy attempt to pictorialise and popularise the classics.
*EC: We turn again to EC for this week’s instalment of our Pre-Code Horror Fest, with samples of two of their infamous pre-code series: Haunt Of Fear and Vault Of Horror. Haunt Of Fear is represented by mostly low grade issues in a consecutive run from #7 to #11, while the Vault Of Horror has seven late issues between #27 and #38 in a variety of low to mid-grades. More Pre-code Horror thrills next week!
*DC: A rare gem for our catalogue this week. Our latest CGC graded acquisition hails from March 1947, Star Spangled Comics #66, featuring the second Robin solo story (& cover) up against the villainy of No-Face, with Batman on hand in a cameo appearance. Slabbed and graded by CGC (Universal Blue Label), unrestored at a sparkling, vivid 8.0 (VF), a grade rarely seen in items of this esteemed vintage. This sort of thing doesn’t come along every day, and represents a real investment opportunity at £450.
*TV & Film Related Comics: Some strange bedfellows in this week’s instalment of our Free Gift Farrago! First up, from 1994, the UK version of those loveable (?) nerds Beavis & Butt-Head – #1 complete with B&B Fridge Magnet; secondly, from 1993, Red Dwarf Smegazine Vol 2 #7 with Free Gift Key Ring; finally, from 1976, TV Comic #1293 (retitled Mighty TV Comic), complete with Star Trek Mighty Midget comic as its Free Gift.
*DC: Following on from our recent Silver Age Superman updates, we now turn to his companion title, Action Comics, from the early 1960’s, when the comic was divided between the Man Of Steel and his cousin Supergirl. Lots of issues new in, between #260 & #347 (plus a handful of Bronze Age issues), filling many gaps in our listings. Perhaps the most significant issue in this update is #285, where the maid Of Steel’s existence is finally revealed to the world.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Five books with the common theme of Superheroes join the shelves today: Superman, Last Son Of Krypton (Elliot S Maggin), Superheroes (edited by Michel Parry), Super-Folks (Robert Mayer), The Avengers Battle The Earth-Wrecker (Otto Binder) and Captain America in The Great Gold Steal (Ted White). All books are 1st PB editions, apart from Super-Folks. Please note these are all text novels.
*Alan Class Reprints: We’re delighted to present a further batch of copies from the Alan Class Private Collection, both pre and post decimal, all with a certificate hand-signed by Alan Class himself. Titles this time range as follows: Astounding Stories, Creepy Worlds, Out Of This World (2nd series), Secrets Of The Unknown & Uncanny Tales.
On a regular cycle, we sweep through our entire stock to delete sold items and keep our listing as up to date as possible. We’ve just finished deleting sold items from the following file in our American section:
and from our British section:
*Girls’ Picture Libraries
As of the time of writing, these categories are bang up to date, with every item listed available.
*DC: A brace of felonious fowls this update, as Batman’s Bumbershoot Bandit – the pilfering Penguin – stars in two very high grade issues. The first is his second Silver Age appearance, and his first post ‘New Look’, in the more sleek and sophisticated style designed by Carmine Infantino – though, let’s be honest, sleek and sophisticated are never adjectives applicable to our Mr. Cobblepot. Issues #169 and #190 now available in a lustrous and alluring VF+ (cents copies) at £160 & £90 respectively. They really look sensational in this grade!
*Marvel: It’s seldom that an issue from the late Seventies makes this much impact, but 1977’s Avengers Annual #7, acclaimed at the time for being a cut above the norm in terms of quality, has only grown in stature as Jim Starlin’s cosmic creations have gained in popularity. Thanos, Captain Marvel and Warlock almost edge the Avengers out of their own Annual, reducing them to guest-stars in a chapter of the first (and best) Thanos Saga, which redefined what was possible in comics at the time. This copy is a beautiful NM- at £75. SORRY, THIS HAS NOW SOLD
*DC: An unusual addition to our lists this update; a CGC-graded (‘slabbed’) copy of the fifth issue of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s imaginative team-up of great characters from fantastic literature of the past. What makes this distinctive, however, is that this is the first release of issue #5, which was hastily withdrawn because of an embarrassing piece of text. LoEG frequently used authentic vintage advertisements as a backdrop, and one such was for an appliance called “The Marvel Whirling Spray Syringe”, a – ahem – feminine hygiene appliance, which, the Powers-That-Be feared, could lead to litigation with Marvel Comics if amends weren’t made. Consequently, copies were yanked from distribution, but some small percentage went into non-US distribution bundles. This copy is graded 8.5 (Universal Blue Label), VF+ equivalent, and offered for £100.
*Marvel: We’re proud to have a complete run of the Doctor Strange revival in Marvel Premiere, from #3’s re-introduction of the Master of the Mystic Arts – presented rather splendidly by Stan Lee and Barry Smith – through to #14, the conclusion of Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner’s epic and controversial Sise-Neg storyline, after which the good Doctor regained his own series. Other people who worked on this short but beautifully-crafted run include noted artists P. Craig Russell and Jim Starlin – but being old Silver Age DC fans ourselves, we’re more enthused by the fact that this strip also marked one of the last writing gigs of the late, great Gardner Fox!
*Vintage UK/Australian Reprints of US Material: A real mixed bag here from the UK and Down Under featuring the following: Australian reprints of the Harvey Ghost comedies Caspar & Spooky, plus Woody Woodpecker and Super-Adventure & Superman, from the UK: Miller’s Captain Midnight, Space Adventures & Spellbound and Strato’s Challengers Of The Unknown, Mystery In Space & Out Of This World and a Movie Classic from World Distributors: Last Train From Gun Hill.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: This week, our Free Gift Farrago event concentrates on some issues of classic Boys’ Adventure & War titles, complete of course with Free Gifts, as follows: Lion 30/10/65 VG with Football Team Name-Tabs £12, Tiger 8/5/82 FN with Alfa Romeo Badge £8, Victor 674 FN with Year Of Football Booklet £10, Victor 1023 PR (cover detached) with Smith & Wesson .38 Gun £5 & Warlord 178 VG with Britain’s Fighting Forces Booklet £5.
*Modern Reprints: We’ve added to our range of handsome Archive editions, in this instance reprinting some DC & Gold Key (presented by Dark Horse) characters. These dust-jacketed editions, now mostly out of print, provide quality reprints of original classics that would cost the proverbial arm and leg. All of our new incoming stock is in lovely VF condition and would look great on your bookshelves! DC: Atom Vols 1 & 2, Enemy Ace Vol 1, Sgt Rock Vols 1 & 2, Supergirl Vols 1 & 2; Dark Horse (Gold Key): Magnus, Robot Fighter Vols 1 & 2, Doctor Solar, Man Of The Atom Vols 1-3. Prices range from £20-£50.
*Marvel: A small update to several Silver Age Marvel titles inc. Avengers, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Tales To Astonish & Thor. Perhaps the most significant issue in this update is Tales To Astonish #93, which covers features the Hulk vs. the Silver Surfer, in the Surfer’s first non-FF full crossover.
*Younger Readers’ Comics: We’re delighted to have a new selection in of both Harold Hare’s Own Paper (1959/1960) and Mickey Mouse in a variety of guises: from 1957, the celebrated Mickey Mouse Weekly (inc 28/12, being both the Christmas issue for that year and also the final issue of the series, pictured here), from 1958, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and from 1959, Walt Disney’s Weekly.
*Comic Strip Books: Our newest Book category is unveiled today: Comic Strip Books. Doing exactly what’s said on the tin, these are paperback sized publications containing reprints of comic book stories or, occasionally, comic strip sequential art stories original to this format. A formidable starting line-up consists of three Batman collections (Batman, Batman Vs. The Joker and Batman Vs. The Penguin), Cracked Up, all three Star Hawks by Ron Goulart and Gil Kane, three Tarzan collections (1, 2 and 4), Tales From The Crypt (with a Frank Frazetta cover), The Illustrated Dracula, The Monkees Crazy Cartoon Book and last, but definitely not least, Will Eisner’s Spirit Casebook 1: True Haunted Houses & Ghosts.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Small updates to four volumes of Swift, inc. Vol 4 #51 (1st Dixon Of Dock Green); in Volume 8, Dixon finds himself embroiled with pirates and stranded on a desert island with unfriendly natives. Gosh, that never used to happen in his adventures on the telly! Evenin’ all!
*Horror 1940-1959: More from our Pre-code Horror Fest as we unleash a further 8 issues: two each of Stanmore’s Mister Mystery (#5 & #15), Story’s Mysterious Adventures (#5 & #13), Ajax-Farrell’s Strange Fantasy (#5 & #13) and Post Code issues of Atlas’s Mystery Tales (#44 & #53). We have a few weeks left in our fest yet, so keep an uninjured eye out!
*Marvel: We’re continuing our programme of extending our catalogue into the 1980’s (and occasionally beyond); this time, it’s the turn of the Invincible Iron Man, with stock now listed up to #150. A good period for the Golden Avenger this, with creators such as David Micheline, Bob Layton and John Byrne at the helm. Dominated of course by the Tony Stark alcoholism storyline, as epitomised by the startling cover to #128 (VF+ p £40), reproduced here.
*TV & Film Related Comics: 10 new issues in of Joe 90 from 1969 from #8 through to the last issue #34. Like Joe’s companion title Lady Penelope, these are much rarer than TV Century 21, so will be keenly sought after!
*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: A chunky update to another of Fleetway’s classic war-themed Picture Libraries from the 1960’s: this time Battle (from #1 PR/FA £25), including many of the first 20 issues and then running up all the way to #100 and beyond and finishing off with a handful from the second series. Some powerful and gripping reading awaits the lucky purchaser!
*DC: A decent amount of lowish grade Superman issues from the early 1960’s between #134 and #162, plus Annual #3, a period rich in Superman lore and in the opinion of those of us at 3oth Century, the best period for the Man Of Steel. Superman’s family of characters really expanded in this era to include appearances by Superboy and Super-Baby, flashbacks to Krypton, the dastardly deeds of Lex Luthor, the classic ‘Superman Under A Green Sun’ in #155, sundry Legion appearances inc. the classic ‘Last Days Of Superman’ in #156, the debuts of Nightwing & Flamebird in the Bottle City Of Kandor, lots of Supergirl, the story of the Kents’ death, and the imaginary Superman-Red/Superman-Blue in #162. Plus a handful of issues from the 1970’s.
On a regular cycle, we sweep through our entire stock to delete sold items and keep our listing as up to date as possible. We’ve just finished deleting sold items from the following file in our British section:
As of the time of writing, this category is bang up to date, with every item listed available.
*Girls’ Comics: Small updates to many Girls’ titles, including some less common ones: Debbie (1973 & 1977), Girl (1952 & 1954), Jackie (1975 & 1978), Judy (1960 and 1st Birthday issue 1961, pictured), Princess (1983/84), Sandie (1972), School Friend (1954), Tina (1967) and Tracy (1979-1981, inc. #1 GD £20 pictured).
*Childrens’ Books: Seven scintillating Enid Blyton tales of pluck, resolve, stiff upper lips and plenty of backbone join the bookshelves today, as the Famous Five make a welcome reappearance, all in Hardcover with Dust Jackets, from the 1950’s and 1960’s. The ripping yarns include the Five variously falling Into Adventure, getting Into A Fix, going Off In A Caravan, going Off To Camp, On A Treasure Island, On Finniston Farm and On Kirrin Island Again. Summer holidays were REALLY long in those days!
*Marvel: Our Spider-Mania event concludes with a nice selection from the 1970’s primarily from the run between #’s 125-150, though with a few earlier stragglers – beginning with #97, the Non-Code Approved Drug story featuring the Green Goblin! Other highlights include the debuts of the Grizzly, the Cyclone, the scintillating Spider-Mobile, and the first full appearance of Clone Gwen Stacy (look, you had to be there…), but ‘top of the shop’ have to be the first and second appearances of everybody’s favourite gun-happy killer, the Punisher, in issues #129 and #135 respectively! This is from the period when distribution went south in the UK, so hardly any of these issues appeared in any quantity, and these are primarily high-grade, averaging FN or better, with many VF. The Amazing Spider-Man #129 is VG+ at £200, #135 VF+ at £50.
*DC: One of the most sought-after issues of the classic Flash run, the debut of Barry Allen’s counterpoint nemesis – Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash – is back in stock, in an extremely attractive VG (pence copy £60). Apart from general minor corner & edge wear, this copy has excellent interior page quality, and only one specific flaw – a tiny tear just below the bottom staple – precluding the higher grade it superficially deserves. But you know how picky we are here in the 30th Century! With the Reverse-Flash’s current prominence in the popular Flash TV show, interest in this character has spiked, so now is a good time to purchase.
*Marvel: This update, the debuts and/or first issues of a captivating quartet of Marvel’s fabulous fighting femmes fatales! The Cat (Greer Nelson, later to become Tigra) in #1 of her-short-lived 1972 title (FN/VF £15), magnificently illustrated by the team of Marie Severin and Wally Wood; Fantastic Four #36 (FA £25), which saw the first appearance of the evil FF, the Frightful Four, but most importantly brought us the magnificent Madame Medusa; Marvel Spotlight #32 (FN+ £25), which saw the premiere and origin of Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman; and last but far from least, the first solo issue of Red Sonja (#1 NM p £30), She-Devil With A Sword, who had made such an impact in Conan that fans clamoured for her own series!
Something very out of the ordinary this update with two pieces of vintage merchandise:
*DC: A beautifully-preserved vintage item, the Super DC Calendar from 1977 features all-new artwork from a roster of DC’s artistic super-stars – Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Joe Kubert, Wally Wood, Kurt Schaffenberger and more, with pages devoted to Wonder Woman, the Justice Society, the Justice League, Superman, Batman and all the others you’d expect. Highlight for Legion of Super-Heroes completists will be the centre double-page illustration of a Legion Vs. Fatal Five showdown! In a striking VF grade at £30.
*Marvel: From 1976, the Mighty Marvel Bicentennial Calendar features Marvel’s most famous characters in a plethora of patriotic situations; all the Marvel ‘big names’ are here, so fans of the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, FF, Avengers and – of course – Captain America will be well satisfied, but there’s also pages devoted to some outer fringes of the Marvel Universe, such as the cosmic heroes (Warlock, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel), Marvel Monsters (Dracula, Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing), the Invaders, and the Black Panther. All-new illustrations by Brunner, Starlin, Kane, Romita, Buscema and more. Fine at £45.
Front & back covers of both reproduced below:
*Girls’ Comics: An early issue of one of D.C. Thomson’s more successful latter-day girl’s titles: Tracy #3, from 1979, featuring all the well-loved themes such as blindness (“Dark Days For Jo”), cruelty to relatives (“Hard-Hearted Hannah”), malevolent supernatural powers (“The Hateful Hands of Heather Smith”), and enforced servitude (“Slave to the Beauty Queen!”). All good fun stuff for the young’uns, not forgetting our budgie-obsessed titular heroine. The top attraction for this issue, however, is that it comes with the original Free Gift – a Lucky Ladybird Brooch – still in its pouch attached to page 3 of the comic. A photo of the gift in situ may be seen here, alongside the cover reproduction. VG at £25.
*Marvel: After Jean Grey’s return from the dead (no, the first one), Marvel decided to employ the then largely-dormant original X-Men in a new title, X-Factor, with the peculiar twist that half the team would masquerade as mutant-hunters, who would then take the mutants they ‘captured’ to a place of safety, where they could be trained in the correct use of their powers while finding a refuge from those who hated them. Quite why Marvel figured such a self-loathing concept should be a hit is lost to the past, but the idea was quietly jettisoned after the first twenty or so issues, becoming just another X-Book – and rather better for it! Entered into our catalogue under our Catalogue Expansion programme, we have X-Factor’s first issue through to #26 – conclusion of the Fall of the Mutants storyline – newly listed for your delight. We suspect most folks will be interested in issue #6, the first full appearance of Apocalypse, but #24 features the first full Archangel and the origin of Apocalypse, while Freedom Force, Boom-Boom, Tower, Frenzy, Skids, Rusty and more all make early appearances in this run.
*Teen Humour/Funny Girls: We swing over to Quirky Corner for a real fab gear experience! In the halcyon days of the 60’s, multiple publishers vied for space on the newsstands, and not just with super-heroes, but with other genres too. While Archie and his chums had a headlock on the field, every publisher tried to do “an Archie”, but frequently with a distaff twist, so it was an everygal, rather than an everyman, who was their central character. Among the competitors: Charlton’s My Little Margie, based on a popular TV show of the 1950’s; Tippy Teen, drawn by Archie-alumnus Samm Schwartz, which was published by Tower, the same company that published Wally Wood’s superlative THUNDER Agents (and outsold and outlasted it – there ain’t no justice!); and Harvey’s Bunny. Bunny… was a bit peculiar, even by the standards of the genre. Although her adventures were squeaky-clean, she herself was curvier than average, and her name clearly intended to evoke the Playboy Bunny girls who were at their apex in the 1960’s. She hung around with roman-a-clef rock groups – the Beagles, the Marmalade Mirage – and featured such oddball back-up strips as ‘Captain Flower’, ‘Sooper Hippie’, and the strangest superhero of all, ‘Fruitman’. We have two new issues of Bunny in stock, both Fruitman-enriched, as well as a couple of Tippy Teens, a My Little Margie with a charming ‘Space Witch’ cover, and – saving the best and rarest for last – Harvey Pop Comics, in which Bunny, the Soular System, the Marmalade Mirage and the gang – but no Fruitman, alas – invite you to plug Bunny’s electric comic in for a Rock Happening! As they aver on the interior pages, Bunny’s the zooviest!
*Marvel: A trio of triumphant Treasuries from Marvel’s experimental mid-1970’s heyday: Marvel Treasury Edition #4, featuring Conan the Barbarian as illustrated by Barry Smith, one of the handful of artists whose work was enhanced, rather than diminished, by being reprinted in enlarged format; Marvel treasury Special – Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, an all-new Jack Kirby extravaganza profiling the Sentinel of Liberty’s pivotal role in the American psyche; and finally, 2001: A Space Odyssey, another all-original Kirby classic loosely adapting the Kubrick film, but serving more as a ‘pilot’ for Kirby’s ongoing Marvel title of the same name. All are in decent shape, though the Bicentennial Battles has acquired a peculiar light blue-gray tinge on 20 or so of its interior pages, which we can only attribute to a flaw in the paper stock. Nevertheless, all three of these are genuine rarities, so move swiftly to satisfy your evil needs!
*DC: A pair of later tabloid editions, coming at a time when DC had all but abandoned the format, but riding on the success of the Christopher Reeve Superman films: All-New Collectors’ Edition C-62, featuring Superman; the Movie, and DC Special Series #25, starring Superman II. Although in the numbering sequence of comics series, there two don’t actually feature any comics content, but instead exploit the tabloid format for lavish illustrations of the articles about the films, and pin-ups of their respective stars.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: A nice selection of mostly mid-grade additions to two of the most popular Picture Libraries, Super-Detective and Thriller. Super-Detective issues range from #24 to #116, and feature popular characters such as Lesley Shane, Vic Terry, Temple Fortune, Dirk Rogers, Blackshirt, Sherlock Holmes and Rick Random. (Including several VF facsimile editions of the latter’s tales). From Thriller, we commence with #109 (Oddly, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, a far cry from the usual red-blooded adventure fare), and go through to #440, starring the ubiquitous Spy 13.
*Vintage Magazine-Sized Comics: A dash of early Warren mags this time – before they were even known by that name, pre-Creepy – with their very first title, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and its companion title Spacemen! These had no comics content, focussing primarily on articles concerning vintage genre movies, which were in many cases playing widely on TV for the first time in the US. Replete with page-filling stills, they also threw an occasional sop to a more modern audience by featuring films or shows coming out at the time, such as the then-new Outer Limits. We have issues 2 and 4 of Spacemen new in from 1961 and 1962, a selection of the US edition of Famous Monsters of Filmland from 1962 to 1965, and, most significantly, the first UK edition from 1958 (pictured GD- £25), which, as far as we can tell, was released contemporarily with its US sibling.
*TV & Film Related Comics: A massive update for the scarce and much sought-after TV Comic, virtually complete from May 1969 through to October 1972. The ‘star’ strips of course are Dr. Who & the Avengers, but there are many other features, both adventurous and humorous, which will evoke waves of nostalgia among fans of a certain age: Tarzan, Tom & Jerry, Catweazle, Animal Magic, Skippy, Basil Brush, the Road Runner, the Perils of Penelope Pitstop (halp! halp!) and others. We don’t see these through our hands very often, and never before such a comprehensive run as this; we anticipate keen interest!
*Girls’ Comics: A significant amount of Jinty new in between June 1977 and February 1979. Always a popular choice of many of our regular customers, another chance to fill those elusive gaps in your collection!
*Horror 1940-1959: This week, mostly low grade examples of two of Atlas’s major contributions to Pre-Code Horror: 6 issues of Marvel Tales (plus 3 Post Code issues for good measure) plus 5 issues of Mystic from #2 upwards. These sort of things are getting increasingly harder to come by, and in these grades, the prices are very affordable!
*Humour Comics: A big update to our stocks of Knockout, 2nd series, which ran from 1971 to 1973. Many issues added previously missing from our listings; included are the Fireworks and Christmas issues from 1972; many copies in Fine condition.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: An eclectic selection of anthologies join our shelves today, including Isaac Asimov’s Before The Golden Age trilogy collected into one hardcover book, John W Campbell’s choice of stories from the famous Astounding pulp and a tribute to him (The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology, edited by Harry Harrison), as well as a collection of stories from another famous pulp, Weird Tales (Worlds Of Weird, edited by Leo Margulies) which has the additional attraction of Virgil Finlay cover and interior art. In addition there is The Year’s Best Science Fiction Novels (edited by Bleiler & Dikty: it’s a slim hardcover book, so none of the novels can be too long), The Best Science Fiction Of The Year #9 (edited by Terry Carr), 100 Years Of Science Fiction Book Two (edited by Damon Knight), The End Of Summer: Science Fiction Of The Fifties (edited by Malzberg & Pronzini) and Other Worlds, Other Gods (edited by Mayo Mohs).
*DC: Updates to many titles in our DC Silver/Bronze Age stock, including Aquaman, Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern (inc. 1st Guy Gardner in #59), Hawkman, Justice League Of America (inc #100 & the 100 page #110), Strange Adventures, Superboy (Giant #129), Superman (inc. #233 – ‘Kryptonite No More’), Teen Titans, Wonder Woman (inc. the less common #115) & World’s Finest.
*Marvel: A small update to two popular Marvel titles: Iron Man from #8 upwards and the Jim Starlin run on Warlock.
*Annuals: Small updates to two sub-sections of this category: in Humour, the Beezer and Buster annuals for 1971, plus in TV/Film Related: the wacky Impossibles 1968, TV Comic 1970 & TV21 1971.
*Mad Books: Some nice additions to the ever popular Mad Books section, with many being 1st US PB. Titles include Big Mad On Campus, Boiling Mad, Mad’s Spy Vs Spy Follow-Up FIle, Son Of Mad And Swinging Mad.
*Western: Several issues from the big two, DC & Marvel from the 1950’s to the 1970’s, including from DC: All-Star Western (1970’s series), Tomahawk (from #27 and inc. the 1st Miss Liberty in #81) & Weird Western Tales, and from Marvel: Kid Colt from #106 (inc. the Kirby Big Panty Monster cover #107 and the rare Giant-Size #1) plus Two-Gun Kid, a run of low grade issues from #60 upwards.
On a regular cycle, we sweep through our entire stock to delete sold items and keep our listing as up to date as possible. We’ve just finished deleting sold items from the following file in our Books section:
As of the time of writing, this category is bang up to date, with every item listed available.
*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: A massive update to our stocks of Valiant, one of the best and our most popular Boy’s titles, right from 1963 (the title started in late 1962) through to the last issue in 1976. Joys along the way include the first Valiant & Smash (with 1st Swots & Blots and Janus Stark) and 1st Valiant & TV21 (with 1st Star Trek in title). A whole heap of adventure from the 1960’s and 1970’s and a chance to fill your gaps!