*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: You want different? Ya got different! From the formative years of the American comics medium, when publishers were throwing everything at the wall to see what would stick, we update this section with a bewildering variety of esoteric gubbins – er, rare collectibles! We kick off with a couple of classic super-heroes, Captain Marvel Adventures #75 (pictured) with the Big Red Cheese up against the Yeast Menace (Mary Marvel might be able to give him some tips on that…), and Boy Comics #25, with Crimebuster and his pet monkey taking on the Devil. Say what you will, he’s not afraid of punching above his weight! Horror/Sci-Fi is represented by Weird Adventures #10, from Ziff-Davis, with a rather lovely ‘green goddess’ cover, and space opera by the 1950’s Bob Powell-illustrated Major Inapak. Moving on to comedy, St. John’s Laurel & Hardy is newly represented, and Heroic Comics, from Famous Funnies, gives us true-life stories of ordinary men, women, children, and sometimes even animals who performed valorous deeds. Another famous hero(ine) is Joan of Arc, whose life story is presented in Timely Comics’ Poundland-Classics Illustrated, Ideal: A Classical Comic, #3. Two Canadian Comics from Century are also newly added; Bombardier, with a funny animal cover misleadingly wrapped around action stories of “Lee Vickie”, the “Bold Buccaneer”, and “Mister Miracle”, and Jeep Comics, with the adventures of “Jeep & Peep”. Timely’s Sports Action brings us more true-life biographies of sporting stars, and – just to prove there was something for everyone – Thrilling Adventures In Stamps #8, a 100-page squarebound which is half comic-book, half (in this case, unused) stamp album, for those panelologist/philatelist combo geeks.