*Marvel: The 1986 New Mutants Annual, issue #2, featured a delightful story illustrated by Alan Davis which had much to commend it – including the first American appearance of Betsy Braddock (sister of Captain Britain) as Psylocke, one of a number of psychically-talented ladies with which the X-Men have been blessed at various times. This version, all pretty in pink and strongly reminiscent of the then-popular Princess Diana, is a very far cry from the later Asian Babe with an array of psychic weapons we saw in later comics (and the recent Age of Apocalypse movie, played by the rather embarrassed-looking Olivia Munn). Nevertheless, it’s her first appearance, and as such has recently escalated in demand. This Fine copy would grade higher but for a tiny tear at the upper right cover edge, just a fraction of an inch out from the top spine. Otherwise in excellent condition, it is offered at £20.