*Marvel: Following his debut in Fantastic Four #48, readers clamoured for more of the Silver Surfer, originally winning him his own solo series in 1968 – and to do justice to the character’s cosmic adventures, Marvel took the unusual step of launching the Surfer as a double-length book, with Tales of the Watcher as the back-up. This series is frequently cited as one of the finest examples of John Buscema’s lyrical flowing artwork… and as one of the leading examples of Stan Lee’s affection for many, many words! Despite the reservations of those of us who thinks that Norrin Radd just Goes On A Bit Much, this series remains highly sought-after, especially the earlier issues before (with #8), it shrank down to a standard size. Of particular interest to collectors are the first issue, predictably, and issue #4, a spectacular crossover with the Mighty Thor, which had a low print run, and is notoriously hard to find in any grade. Lasting only 18 issues, all now in stock, the short first run of the Silver Surfer’s series is one of the Holy Grails of Silver Age Marvel collectors. Pictured are #1 FN+ p £175, #2 FN/VF £70 (1st Badoon), #3 FN/VF £75 (1st Mephisto), #4 FN- £150 (1st 2 signatures off interior staple), #5 VF/NM £140, #14 VF- £70, and #18 (Kirby art) VF+ £73. For details of the other issues, check the Marvel section of our online catalogue.