*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: An outstanding example of Fiction House’s Planet Comics this week: issue #49, July 1947, in an extraordinary VG+ condition, with vivid cover colour and gloss, tight pages with sharp corners, and flexible off-white interior pages. If it wasn’t for the fact that this copy is off its top staple, we would easily have graded it at least a full grade higher, such is its overall appeal. By this time, Planet had acquired most of the major contributors and series that were to its mainstays. Joe Doolin’s evocative “Mermaid Invasion” cover leads us into “Star Pirate” from a young Murphy Anderson (who also illustrated the “Life On Other Worlds” feature), “Mysta of the Moon” is illustrated by Fran Hopper, doing her best Matt Baker impersonation; Lily Renee draws “The Lost World”; and George Evans turns in outstanding work on “Auro, lord of Jupiter”. This is a rare combination of high grade and high quality work in one serendipitous package, and yours for £135.