*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: At the height of the Cold War, comics about spies abounded, but Magazine Enterprises’ Starr Flagg stood out from the crowd, not least because she looked as if she’d be more at home on a beach or at a cocktail parties than getting to grips with the Red Threat. But battle for democracy she did, and was unafraid to deploy her perfectly-manicured fists in the cause of freedom! This high-octane adventure series was beautifully drawn by the criminally underestimated Ogden Whitney, written by the sublime Gardner Fox, who was clearly having as much fun with his heroine as his readers did. Launched in Manhunt #1 in 1947, Starr appeared in only 19 comics in all, and her adventures are very elusive, so we’re chuffed to have #6 of her own series (alias A-1 Comics #98), in stock. This VG+ copy (listed in our catalogue as Undercover Girl) sports a cover by Bob Powell, with the light cover background occasionally softly creased, but unmarked. Corners are sharp, staples are firm, interiors creamy and extremely flexible – much like our heroine! VG+ £140.