*Marvel: A brace of gamma-infused milestones, with firstly the first issue (well, technically the second first issue, after the original 6-issue run) of the Hulk’s own series, eccentrically numbered #102, as he assumed the numbering of Tales to Astonish, the split-book which had been his home for several years. Mirthful Marie Severin illustrated not only a recap of Bruce banner’s irradiated origin, but also a new story thread with Jade-Jaws frolicking with some of Thor’s Asgardian chums. (Bonus points for the appearance of the Enchantress, always.) This is an attractive FN cents copy, with vibrant cover colour; an almost imperceptible subscription crease is present, and some minor creasing at cover edge, but overall a very desirable copy in grade, available at £50. The second part of our double-act is a bit more modern, dating from 1981. The Hulk’s 20th Anniversary issue coincidentally co-starred Rocket Raccoon, then an obscure character who has since gone on to stardom in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and myriad comic appearances. This was Rocket’s first full-colour appearance in the mainstream Marvel Universe – he had previously appeared as a supporting character in the black & white Marvel Preview magazine. This copy is FN- pence, at £30.