*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Raised in Burma by a tigress after his parents were killed, young David Merryweather developed superhuman strength, reflexes, agility and heightened senses from… living with tigers? Because of course you would. Oh, and the traditionally feline nine lives. Eventually returning to the US, David became a Private Eye, then joined the US Army while stopping criminals preying on the innocent, as… the Cat-Man! Eventually picking up a random orphan, Katie Conn, who without any powers or training decided to join Cat-Man as ‘The Kitten’, a distaff Boy Wonder. Cat-Man’s adventures, from 1941 to 1946, started out as routine superheroics, but rapidly developed a horrific edge and more mature tone, becoming notorious for gore and the way his young sidekick, ahem, matured really really fast. Now keenly sought-after by collectors, they are vanishingly rare in any condition. This is a copy of Cat-Man’s final issue, #32, from August 1946, with a famous L. B. Cole ‘shark-fight’ cover. A CGC Blue label 2.5 (GD+), acknowledging the presence of three tape strips on the spine, but with no restoration. This is on sale for £635.