*Marvel UK: Evoking every American’s favourite clichés about the UK, it’s Captain Britain! The entire 39-issue run of the Defender of Albion’s weekly series is back in stock, with linguistic patterns and cultural misfires that anticipated the “Austin Powers” movies by decades! By Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe (later augmented by Fred Kida and Pablo Marcos – it just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?), this series received reviews that could charitably have been described as ‘mixed’, but is significant for the character’s later prominence in the Marvel Universe under more gifted hands – Jamie Delano, Alan Davis, and Alan Moore, to name just three pivotal contributors. But here, for better or worse, is where it all started – so it’s ‘istorically significant, innit? Most unusually, issue #8 of the series has spiralled in price over the last few years, as it featured the first appearance of our hero’s sister Betsy Braddock, who would later turn Japanese and join the X-Men. As you do. Our VF copy is £40.