*Marvel: Despite the Human Torch & Thing combo valiantly clinging to top billing in Strange Tales by this point, everybody who mattered knew that Lee & Ditko’s Doctor Strange was the real selling point of the title, and that appeal was only sharpened when issue #126’s Doctor Strange mini-epic introduced not only the Dread Dormammu, who was to become Strange’s greatest foe, but also the then-nameless Clea, who was to become Strange’s greatest love and partner-in-mystic-peril (well, except when she’s occasionally mad. Or dead. Or evil. Hey, it’s the Marvel universe…) This highly desirable double debut is a pence-stamped copy with lovely deep purple background colour, still vivid and unbroken. The narrow gap between the logo and the cover’s top edge has raised the question of trimming, but we see no evidence of that, and online image searches disclose most, if not all, other copies have the same logo placement. Offered in FN- at £85.