*Marvel: Seven special issues which introduced heroes or villains (and sometimes folks who played both sides) who would later loom large in the Marvel Universe. Avengers Annual #10, from 1981, brought us the first appearance of Rogue, the skill-sapping Southern Belle who became a pivot of the X-Men. Fantastic Four #36 featured the debut not only of the villainous FF – the Frightful Four – but of their distaff member, Medusa, later to be revealed as a member of Inhuman Royalty. Marvel Super-Heroes #12 saw the coming of Captain Marvel, warrior of the Kree Empire (and copyright-saving hasty gamble, but that’s another story) later Cosmic Defender of the Universe, and Cap’s distaff counterpart Ms. Marvel’s 18th issue presented the first full appearance of Mystique, soon to become a thorn in the side of the X-Men. Marvel Spotlight #32 brought along another champion of copyright, Spider-Woman; produced in haste to counter a rival company’s proposed Spider-Woman comic, she proved unexpectedly popular and returned in several solo series. New Mutants #25 saw the first fleeting appearance of Legion, currently the star of his own Marvel TV series. #8 of Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey presented the premiere of X-51, also known as Mister Machine and eventually Machine Man. Avengers Annual #10 is VF £25; Fantastic Four #36 is FA/GD p £25; Marvel Super-Heroes #12 is GD p £25; Ms. Marvel #18 is VF p £40; Marvel Spotlight #32 is VG/FN £15; New Mutants #25 is VF/NM p £15.75 and 2001 #8 is VF p £23.