*DC: Arguably the first DC super-hero of the Silver Age – and for many years unjustly overlooked by comics historians – Captain Comet made his debut in 1951, in the 9th issue of the sci-fi anthology Strange Adventures. Adam Blake, a young man born with powers and abilities he didn’t comprehend, was revealed as a mutant (Ha! And you thought Marvel did it first!), not a throwback but an evolutionary ‘flashforward’ to humanity at its peak of physical perfection, with heightened intellect and the powers of telepathy and telekinesis in addition to his tireless physical prowess. Adopting the identity of Captain Comet, Blake vows to protect humanity against extraterrestrial menaces; writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino created a tense and inventive thriller in a mere ten pages, with the rest of the book being filled out by equally lovely work by Mike Sekowsky, Murphy Anderson (illustrating space adventurer Kris KL-99) and others. This is a beautiful copy, with deep unbroken black cover background, unmarred cover image, excellent interiors, and a fresh appearance. FN+ £350.