*War: 1949’s Cowboy Romances proved a flop for Timely (and today it would be a very different comic indeed…), so ever-resourcefully, they changed the title and reworked the book from #4, making it the first of a series called Young Men. Initially, these stories of public-spirited teenagers were heavily reminiscent, both in format and content, of rival publisher Gleason’s successful Daredevil and Boy Comics, with plucky youths uncovering spy plots, performing daring rescues etc., but with issue #12, it was rejigged again to ‘Young Men On The Battlefield’, and became a war comic, with all the lurid, Commie-bashing gore and vitriol cheerily dispensed by Timely/Atlas’ other battle titles. This happy state of affairs lasted until #21, when an ill-advised return to peace-time saw three issues with ‘Flash Foster and His High-Gear Hotshots’ in the lead slot, though back-ups still featured war and even occasional horror. We have a selection from #4, the series debut, to #23, lacking only issues #7 and #9. Sadly, no, we don’t have the final five issues to #28, which featured the short-lived Sub-Mariner, Captain America and Human Torch revivals – but there’s plenty to interest and bewilder in the others! Illustrated are #18 FN+ £53 and #19 FN+ £53; details on the remaining issues may be found, of course, in our online catalogue.