*Magazines/Books About Vintage UK Comics: Four tomes from the 1980’s and 1990’s, the nascent period for scholarship about UK comics, which for many years had taken a back seat to their American cousins in terms of research. From 1988, we have Alan Clark’s book, Children’s Annuals: A History and Collectors’ Guide, a handsome hardcover detailing the evolution of the Children’s Annuals from Victorian times to the then-present; also from 1988, Denis Gifford’s Comics At War, a large-format paperback scrutinising the children’s comics of World War II. Although this paperback has at some point been water-damaged along its lower edge, its plethora of information and full-colour illustrations remain unimpaired. Finally, two of the highly-sought-after indexes from Steve Holland’s CJ Publications of the 1990’s: 1994’s Complete Valiant Index, and 1995’s Complete Lion Index (the latter co-authored with Gary Armitage). True labours of love, these fan-produced paperbacks had minuscule print runs, and a goldmine of information about appearances of series, artists and writers, making them highly sought after today.