*Marvel: In Quirky Corner, we conclude our Ape week event in the same franchise we began it with one of the biggest oddities of all. In 1974, Marvel launched a series of co-productions with a record company to issue ‘Book and Record Sets’, in which reprints of Marvel comics (sometimes re-edited to eliminate aspects of continued stories) were shrinkwrapped with a badly-acted 45 RPM record so that, as the blurb has it: “The action COMES ALIVE as you read!”. These were such a modest success that the franchise even extended into new material of some non-Marvel properties, but what concerns us here is #PR-21, “Battle For The Planet Of The Apes”, which we have in not quite pristine condition: although the original shrinkwrap has never been opened, leaving it untouched by human (or simian) hands, there is some corner wear to the plastic and some light pressure marks on the spine from long-term storage. Nevertheless, a genuine rarity and a significant peculiarity in comics history. This FN+ copy can be yours for £20.