*Marvel: In the early 1960’s, DC’s Annuals were reprint compilations of stories that had appeared only ten years or so before, but when the new and dynamic Marvel Comics Company hit the stands, they decided to go one better! Their early Annuals featured all-new, extra-length adventures created by the monarchs of the Marvel Bullpen, in which major events occurred in stories still fondly remembered today. We have half-a dozen such events new to our listings: Avengers Annual #1 (a mammoth battle teaming the Old and New Avengers against six of their deadliest foes) and #2 (a powerful ‘parallel world’ adventure, in which our heroes face their own dictatorial counterparts); the much-underrated Daredevil Annual #1, with the sightless swashbuckler tackles Electro and his Emissaries of Evil, with superbly dynamic Gene Colan art; Hulk Annual #1, with the Green Goliath discovering the land of the Inhumans, behind a classic Jim Steranko cover; Fantastic Four Annual #3, with the wedding of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl guest-starring every Marvel hero and villain of the day; and – the Big One – Fantastic Four Annual #1 from 1963, by Lee & Kirby, featuring an epic struggle with the Sub-Mariner and his Atlantean armies! This VG- pence-stamped copy is in excellent condition with only moderate spine & corner wear, good page quality, offered at £75.