*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: “Spine-Tingling Tales of Perils, Passions and Plunder!” we are promised by the strapline of the first (and, alas, only) issue of Son of Sinbad, and by Cracky, they did what it said on the tin. In the Post-War years, superhero comics were in a slump, and publishers were looking around for new genres to try. One field explored was the quasi-historical fantasy movies which were big box-office, and Joe Kubert’s illustration in this all-Kubert issue is an evocative translation from the silver screen to the four-colour page. Kubert’s style was beginning to mature here, and his portrayal of our swashbuckling hero and his lovely companion, as they are pitted against a succession of rogues and villains, is among some of his finest early work. GD- at £38.