*Power Comics: Although Alan Class had been reprinting Marvel super-hero tales in his various titles from the early 1960s – and Len Miller presented some in his anthologies ‘Spellbound’ and ‘Mystic’ – it took until 1967 before a concerted attempt was made to reprint Marvel superheroes in sequential order. That was in the Power Comics weeklies, and after trials in Smash! Wham! and Pow!, they released Fantastic, a weekly devoted entirely to super-heroes, with Thor, Iron Man and the X-Men from the beginning, in glorious black & white and oddly re-edited for the UK market (such as changing American idioms for more intelligible jargon). We may mock – those of us who’d been reading the originals all along did – but for those benighted parts of the country where the American editions weren’t imported, this was a gift much appreciated, and many people’s first exposure to the Marvel Universe was in these pages. Fantastic proving a success, they followed it up later the same year with Terrific, another super-hero weekly re-presenting Avengers, Dr. Strange, Sub-Mariner and Giant Man & the Wasp, cut & pasted (literally) into the UK configuration (Hey, US punters – variant editions!) We’re chuffed to welcome back substantial – though, alas, not complete – runs of both series, from the premier issues of each onwards. Consult our catalogue for grades and prices.