*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: It was a habit of IPC/Fleetway, in the 1960s and 1970s, to create intentionally short-run ‘Feeder’ titles, generated with the express purpose of providing two or three popular strips as ‘new blood’ to refresh their longer-running titles such as Lion, Tiger or Valiant. Some famous examples include Hurricane, Jet and the 1960s Champion, and another such was Thunder, which launched in 1970. Thunder developed several popular features, including time-stopping musician ‘Phil the Fluter’ (don’t ask), WWII robot ‘The Steel Commando’, junior Doctor Doolittle ‘Fury’s Family’, crime-fighting whiz-kids ‘The Jet Skaters’, and lovable mad scientist ‘Black Max’. Star of the show, however, was ‘Adam Eterno’, cursed to wander the Earth forever until killed by a weapon of gold – which, to be honest, is a lot more common than Kryptonite, and you’d think he’d have no bother; but unfortunately for our hero, whenever he looked like being able to end his interminable existence, Circumstances Intervened. Despite its strong line-up, Thunder duly folded after 22 issues, and all of the above-named strips made the jump into Lion, for much longer lives – in fact, appropriately, Adam Eterno dodged death again, carrying on when Lion was absorbed by Valiant! We have the complete run of Thunder back in stock, from the first to the final, in mid-grades – a couple of Fine, a few Fair, but mostly Good on average. Issue #1 is VG at £30; details on the remainder may be found in our online catalogue.