*Marvel: Following his debut in Fantastic Four #48, readers clamoured for more of the Silver Surfer, winning him his own solo series in 1968 – and to do justice to the character’s cosmic adventures, Marvel took the unusual step of launching the Surfer as a double-length book, with Tales of the Watcher as the back-up. This series is frequently cited as one of the finest examples of John Buscema’s lyrical flowing artwork… and as one of the leading examples of Stan Lee’s affection for many, many words! Despite the reservations of those of us who think that Norrin Radd Goes On A Bit Much, this series remains highly sought-after, especially the earlier issues before (with #8), it shrank down to a standard size. Lasting only 18 issues, the short first run of the Silver Surfer’s series is one of the Holy Grails of Silver Age Marvel collectors. We have new copies from #2 (1st appearance of the bellicose Badoon) to #15 of the original series, taking in clashes with Spider-Man, the Abomination and the Human Torch, as well as two later short series – the John Byrne one-off from 1982, and the 1989 two-parter illustrated by the legendary Moebius! Issue #3 of the first run, with the premier appearance of the malevolent Mephisto, is pictured (VG p £35); for details on the others, as always, check our online catalogue.