*Marvel & Marvel UK: An odd couple of debuts this update, with characters who wouldn’t become retroactively linked until decades afterward! In June 1971’s Astonishing Tales #6, an un-named mystery woman with brown hair turns up on Ka-Zar’s doorstep, uttering dire warnings of future events with mysterious psychic powers never after referred to. All evidence to the contrary, this is the first appearance of Dr. Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Morse, biochemist and Agent of SHIELD, who would later enter the superheroic life as the Huntress (one time, before DC said ‘Oi’), and then as Mockingbird. Bobbi’s endured a great deal in her time, serving with the Avengers, dying and coming back from Hell, and marrying Hawkeye, but her greatest visibility is being incarnated by the lovely Adrienne Palicki in the hit TV show “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”, and this issue is where the character’s lengthy career kicked off. And to be fair, a girl could have a worse start in life than being drawn by Barry Smith at the peak of his talent. This highly attractive VF- Cents copy is offered at £25. Joining Ms. Morse is her televisual hubby (well ex.), SHIELD agent Lance Hunter, who made his debut in the Feb. 16th, 1977 issue of Captain Britain Weekly, Marvel UK’s first attempt to create an indigenous British super-hero. From a very incidental supporting character, the improbably-named Lancelot Hunter’s prominence spiked when played by the equally implausibly-monickered actor Nick Blood in SHIELD’s TV iteration. This FN copy is offered for a scant £20.