*DC: This update features two complete series featuring the Gotham Guardian and all his chums. Beginning with Man-Bat, published in the dying days of 1975, which began with a genuinely spooky tale illustrated by Steve Ditko, then all went a bit Pablo Marcos in issue two – after which, there weren’t any more! Presumably, the series had been intended as an on-going – DC didn’t ‘do’ mini-series in the ’70’s – but for reasons never disclosed, future issues were pulled from the schedule before it ‘on-went’, leaving our anti-hero, appropriately, up in the air until his return as a recurring feature in Batman Family. Moving on more than a decade, we have the full set of four for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Miller, Janson and Varley’s ground-breaking tale of a near-future Batman, cynical and jaded, and the shattering events which caused him to return to the costume. Universally acknowledged, together with Watchmen and V For Vendetta, as one of the works which redefined the public perception of comics in the late 1980’s, this epochal series is available in high-grade first printings. #1 (pictured) in VF+ at £50.