*Marvel: Although popular in its own right, New Mutants, the ‘X-Men-In-Training’ title from the 1980s, has become in retrospect more famous for the fact that two hugely popular characters made their debuts as supporting cast; in New Mutants #87, having stuck his face into the previous issue, Cable made his first full appearance. Hailing from an apocalyptic near-future, the son of Scott Summers by a cloned replica of Jean Grey, (we think – his origin varies week by week) came back in time to prevent his own future from coming to pass, eventually taking over the headmastership of the Academy. After co-starring in the second Deadpool movie, interest in the character’s early appearances has skyrocketed. And speaking of Deadpool, New Mutants #98 saw the first appearance of the Merc-With-A-Mouth, who became Marvel’s greatest phenomenon of recent decades, his libidinous guttersnipe antics delighting urchins of all ages, and now – through two sensational cinematic smash-hits, having infected the general population. This copy of New Mutants #87 is VF+ p at £85; #98 is VF cents copy at £150. Competition for both of these modern-age key issues is going to be intense, so early ordering is advised.