*Marvel: One of the most sought-after Marvel Comics of the 1960s is Fantastic Four #48, which introduced the Silver Surfer, a cosmic-powered being the equal of the combined FF… and the Surfer’s master, Galactus, an entity of even more monstrous might! Both became major figures in the Marvel Universe, with the Surfer repenting his role as Galactus’ herald and choosing the side of justice, while Galactus’ insatiable hunger drives him ever onwards to more heinous acts. This is a low grade pence printed copy; it benefits from a relatively unspoilt cover image with (non-severe) creasing and handling wear but no markings; edge wear and corner blunting; the staples are a little loose (particularly at the upper), but firmly attached at the centrefold where there is a tiny bit of rust migration. The spine is weak with more than moderate wear and a couple of chips out, plus an upper spine split of about 2 cm. The back cover also has a couple of chips out but the interiors are okay. Nevertheless a relatively affordable copy of this iconic issue.
PICTURED: FANTASTIC FOUR #48 FA/GD p £320 SOLD