*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: As a coda to our mammoth two part Boys’ story paper update of recent weeks, we present issues #15, #16 and #18 of Hotspur from 1933, the venerable story paper’s first year of publication. Featuring illustrated text stories about valiant adventures taming the heathen in foreign lands and stories of boarding-school life which must have seemed like an alien world to most of its readership, Hotspur and its siblings were the antecedents of the comic as we know it. Fans of “Dead-Wide Dick”, “The Teacher From Dartmoor”, “The Six Yellow Knife-Men” and “The Big Stiff” will find much to enjoy here. In remarkable condition given their vintage, though #’s 15 and 18 do show signs of having been removed from a stitched bound volume, with very small stitching holes at the left. Spines complete and intact.