*Marvel: Writer/Artist Jim Starlin, together with scripter Mike Friedrich, took the Captain Marvel character, largely moribund by the early 1970s, and placed him on a galactic canvas, in the process opening up a much broader horizon for the Marvel Universe. Opinion remains divided, but the balance of judgement falls on this having been A Good Thing, allowing for such cosmic crossovers as the decades-later Infinity Gauntlet and its offspring. Having introduced most of the major players in Iron Man #55, Starlin developed Thanos and his fellow Titans into significant figures, and these issues laid the groundwork. We open with the first Starlin/Friedrich issue, #23, and continue until #33 (lacking only #32 from the run), with the second, third, and other early appearances of Thanos, as well as guests Mentor, Eros, the Destroyer, Moondragon, the Thing and the Avengers. Issue #26 (2nd Thanos, pictured) is FN at £55; details on the others may be found in our online listings.