*Western: We open with Geronimo #1 (sub-titled Indian Fighter) – that’s Geronimo, an Indian who’s a fighter, rather than Geronimo who fights Indians, for the grammatically punctilious. Avon in the 1950s wasn’t exactly PC, and while Geronimo may have been the protagonist of this pre-Code series, he’s hardly the hero, as the title of the first story – “Geronimo and His Horde of Indian Devils” – makes clear. Three stories of Geronimo himself, and a Texas Ranger tale, in this debut issue of a popular title. This is an exquisite Fine+, with very vibrant cover colour, on sale at £50. Atlas, of course, was an early adopter of the Western genre; before the advent of Marvel’s famous ‘Kids’ – Rawhide, Two-Gun and Colt – they had tapped into the booming Western market with a plethora of rough-ridin’ cowpokes, and one of the earliest, getting his start in 1950, was the Black Rider. Illustrated predominantly by Syd Shores, the Black Rider was one of the company’s longest-running Western heroes, (in effect a super-hero, with a secret identity and everything) and we have his 19th issue, from 1953, in a truly remarkable FN/VF condition, on sale at £50.