*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Fawcett’s Captain Marvel, who started out as one of the more successful Superman imitators before developing into a truly unique, whimsical character, enjoyed more than a decade of success, outselling his inspiration for much of that time, until persistent lawsuits from DC coupled with declining sales led his publisher, Fawcett, to drop its comics line altogether in the early Fifties. We are pleased to offer two copies of Captain Marvel (#43, in a remarkable VG/FN grade at £65, featuring Mr. Mind, Cap’s greatest nemesis, and #142 with the threat of “The Beauty In Black!”). Backing up Cap are his family: Captain Marvel Jr. #51, and Marvel Family #70 & #75, plus bonus item Lance O’Casey #1, which does feature Cap on the cover bigging up his Whiz Comics stablemate, so it counts here. Other than the unusually well-preserved CMA #43 (pictured), most of these are low grades, between Poor and Fair, so very affordable for their vintage.