*Magazines/Books About Vintage US Comics: Three unusual items in this category, beginning with the scarcest: in 1967, a fledgling Richard Buckler produced his own stripzine featuring among others, ‘Mysto’, ‘Space Guardian’, and ‘Excalibre’, original heroes created with an eye to getting an eventual job in comic books. Unlike thousands of others, Rich actually made it, becoming a mainstay illustrator at both DC and Marvel throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Issue #2 of his stripzine “Intrigue” is new in, in FN at £25. With, at most, a couple of hundred copies produced, this is ideal material for blackmail or embarrassing him at convention signings! Moving on to more mass-produced items, we have also acquired the fifth edition of the Overstreet Comic Book price Guide from 1975; this edition celebrates the Edgar Rice Burroughs Centenary with a new (well, it was then) Joe Kubert Tarzan cover – VG at £10. And not one, but two, copies of 1972’s Steranko History of Comics. This tabloid-sized dome gave a detailed history of the development of early comic books. This volume focusses on the output of the Fawcett and Quality publishers of the 1940’s, with copious illustrations and extensive quotes from interviews with the artists and writers, many more of whom were around than, alas, remain with us today. Despite its flaws, it remains one of the authoritative works on the history of our beloved art form – and some of us have been waiting an awful long time for volumes three to six, so get your finger out, Jim! Two copies of Volume 2 new in, a Fine at £15 and a GD at £8.