*Marvel: More delights from our ‘Slab Happy’ event this week: a brace of significant issues from the early 1970’s: Amazing Spider-Man #’s 121 and 122. In these historic issues, readers were shocked, first by the demise of Spidey’s love interest, Gwen Stacy, at the hands of the Green Goblin – and then, the next issue, the death of the Goblin himself! This being comics, of course, only one of those deaths has been permanent – so far – but nevertheless, they sent shockwaves through fandom at the time, and both remain amongst the highest demand items on very many fans’ wants lists. Both are CGC Universal Blue Labels: Issue #121 is 7.5, a VF- equivalent, while the #122 clocks in at the exceptional and even higher grade of 9.6, or Near Mint Plus. Uncommon in any condition – never distributed over here, so extra-scarce in the UK – and groundbreaking ‘event’ issues. The #121 is offered at £225; the #122, in its superb grade, is £650.