*Marvel: In 1972, Marvel decided to issue a ‘tryout’ title, in which new concepts or popular supporting characters could be ‘auditioned’ for their own series. One such was Warlock, who had previously made only a handful of appearances as ‘Him’ in Fantastic Four and Thor before being forgotten, but with a new name and new look, he was pimped out by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane as a brand-new super-hero on a parallel world called Counter-Earth. After two issues of M. Prem., Warlock got his own series – perhaps prematurely, as it only lasted eight issues before he died in the pages of the Hulk – but don’t worry, he got better, revived by Jim Starlin before, oh, being killed again. Notwithstanding, Warlock is confirmed as resurfacing in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise, and these two issues, prior to his solo series, are the first appearances of him in full heroic guise. Marvel Premiere # 1 is VF+, a beautiful copy with only a few minor spine ticks, at £225; #2 is still nicer, a glossy NM at £62.