*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Lion is a popular series in all its iterations, but in the final few years – 1972 to 1974 – it had a top-notch line-up of fantasy and adventure which was, honestly, too good for the general readership. (Is the writer here a prejudiced witness, being a former Lion reader? Perhaps.) With ‘The Spider’, ‘Dr. Mesmer’s Revenge’, ‘Robot Archie’, ‘Spellbinder’, ‘Adam Eterno’, ‘The 10,000 Disasters of Dort’ and okay, if you must, ‘Carson’s Cubs’, it was a cracking read – which leaves scholars baffled as to why it faltered, losing sales and even, in its final year, skipping some weeks. Must have been inter-office politics. Be that as it may; we are delighted to have around twenty new issues in from this period, including the very final issue, in attractive grades, averaging Fine; the last-ever Lion dated 18th May 1974 is FN at £20. The others may be found in our online catalogue.