*Horror 1940-1959: Just three new entries this update, two very memorable, and one… very affordable. Avon’s Eerie was one of their longer-running Pre-Code horror title, and we have issue #15 new in, with sinister veiled ladies leading a helpless hostage to an unknown fate. As usual with Avon, the striking cover has naff-all to do with the contents, but they’re a rip-roaring collection of stories, including an unusual tale about death by domestic violence. (Not that we’re advocating that sort of thing.) Phantom Witch Doctor #1 (and only) is our second Avon this update. Sadly, it does not feature the crusading adventures of a superheroic witch doctor, but it is one of the rarest of the Avon Horror titles, almost never seen in this country in any grade. Behind a haunting and evocative Everett Kinstler cover, there’s another selection of terror tales (including one with Kinstler artwork). Finally, Atlas’ Strange Stories of Suspense #9 is post-Code, but that just meant that the writers had to try harder, and the intriguing Bill Everett cover leads you into a selection of quirky tales relying more on irony and twists of fate than giblets and gore, but none the worse for all that. Eerie #15 is VG- £53; Phantom Witch Doctor #1 is GD £50.