*Marvel: Another half dozen of first issues, opening with Alpha Flight, in which John Byrne’s Canadian super-team got its own series. Another short-lived super-team, the Champions, launched in 1975 as ‘Heroes for the Common Man’ – though in LA, it’s questionable how many common men Hercules, Ghost Rider, Iceman, Angel and the Black Widow might find! In Howard the Duck #1, the spin-out star of Man-Thing got his own eponymous series, by Gerber and Brunner, and the one-off Iron Man & Sub-Mariner from 1968 eased the transition for our two heroes from their half-share anthologies into their own series. One of the Marvel ‘try-out’ books of the 1970s, Marvel Spotlight #1 brought us Red Wolf & Lobo (not that Lobo!), previously seen in the Avengers, by Gardner Fox and Syd Shores; and finally, Micronauts #1 gave us a surprisingly stylish and well-crafted toy tie-in with superlative art by Mike Golden. Full grading and pricing details in our catalogue.