We turn to a high grade early issue of Marvel’s Merry Mutants for our What’s Old spotlight this week. A staggering array of inventive villains graced the X-Men’s first twenty or so issues.The Vanisher, the Blob, Magneto, Mastermind, the Stranger – each with an unusual twist to their abilities which suited the off-beat atmosphere of our mutant chum’s adventures. One such was Unus, introduced in the X-Men’s eighth issue, a villain who was literally untouchable – any force directed against him would be repelled, meaning that he could commit crimes in plain sight with impunity. Our mutant heroes were stymied, until – ah, but that would be telling! We have a high-grade copy of this Lee/Kirby classic introduction of a major villain, a cents copy with no pence overstamp. White & bright, tight staples at cover and centrefold, sharp edges and corners, vibrant cover colour, with only the very faintest of stress lines around the upper staple area. Unus’s debut (whatever you do, don’t call him ‘Eunice’!) is graded VF+, and can be yours for £330. Front and back covers and splash page illustrated below. High resolution images are available on request.