*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, came back in time to prevent his own future from coming to pass, eventually taking over the headmastership of the Academy. Appearing in the forthcoming 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. This copy of New Mutants #87 is VF/NM p at £95; #98 is an exceptional NM p at £225. Competition for both of these modern-age key issues is going to be intense, so early ordering is advised.