*Collected Editions: A bane of classic UK comic strip aficionados is that the series were usually, well, serialised in one or two pages per week (or a strip a day in newspapers), so for a good solid chunk of reading, collected editions are the answer. New to our lists this week are a variety of such, some in magazine form (Archive Adventures, featuring Ron Turner’s ‘Space Ace’ and Daily Strips, featuring O’Donnell & Holdaway’s ‘Romeo Brown’), but most in book format. In softcover, we have the 1981 Dan Dare collection from Hamlyn and the 1979 Dragon’s Dream ‘Man From Nowhere’, with a detached cover, but with a Frank Hampson signature! Other paperbacks include a brace of Frank Bellamy; Eagle Classics’ ‘Fraser of Africa’, and High Command, which collects Bellamy’s bio-comics of both Montgomery and Churchill in one volume. In hardcover, we have more Dragon’s Dream Dan Dare volumes – ‘Reign of the Robots’ and ‘Rogue Planet’, but the star of this update is the 1973 Look & Learn Book of the Trigan Empire, collecting the epic space saga by Don Lawrence. The first such collection of the classic series, this is highly sought-after and extremely scarce. This copy (pictured) is a lovely VF condition at £60.