*DC: No, not a reference to the current lamentable political situation, but a harking back to when the situation seemed simpler. Superman #18, from 1942, has what has been described as a classic ‘bomb rodeo’ cover, in which the Man of Steel leads the assault on the ‘Japanazis’. Four Superman stories by Siegel & Shuster (though with some suspected ghost work by artist Jack Burnley, of Starman fame), including an early Lex Luthor appearance and another costumed criminal, “The Snake”. This vivid cover scene is unmarred, and the interior page quality excellent given its vintage. A half-inch upper spine split and a tiny chip out of a back cover corner are the only significant flaws in this highly appealing Golden Age treat, GD at £250.