*DC: After Superman’s first Annual in 1960, the Gotham Guardian followed suit in 1961, the first of many – oh, so many – reprint compilations, collections and compendia of the Dynamic Duo’s previous adventures. This 86-page tome (cover to cover) set the precedent for the 80-Page Giant series which rotated between various DC titles in the 60s, and this first collection hit on most of the key notes of the Batman mythos, bringing newer readers up to speed on the legend. This is a pence copy, and one of the nicer ones we’ve seen, as usually this issue, when available at all, is mid to low grade. This is a FN+, with only a small horizontal ripple – possibly exposure to moisture at some point, possibly glue ‘pucker’ – preventing a higher grade. On sale at £100.