*Marvel: Everybody, as previously remarked, was Kung Fu Fighting in the Seventies – but Marvel already had one Bruce Lee clone in Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu, so however were they to exploit the martial arts craze further? By borrowing heavily from earlier tropes and overlaying a Seventies sensibility of course! Rich child Danny Rand crashed in the Eastern mountains and was raised by the monks of Shangri-La – sorry, K’un L’un – to become a martial arts maven, including the mastery of the Iron Fist, a focusing of chi which caused one’s fist to become, as the narration had it: ‘Like unto a thing of iron!’. So there we were. His training completed, Danny returned to the USA to reclaim his heritage, fighting sundry other injustices along the way, gaining his own series – several, in fact – and becoming a major player in the MU, culminating in his Netflix TV series, starring Finn Jones in the title role. But before all that, he paid his dues in the tryout book Marvel Premiere, and this nice sequential run goes from his second ever appearance (#16 NM £82, pictured) to #25, after which he was replaced by a rotating roster of acts on ‘Marvel’s Got Talent.’ This is an exceptionally high-grade run, all at least VF and with several NMs, all cents copies, and including many issues that were never distributed in the UK.