*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Tarkan was created by Turkish cartoonist Sezgin Burak while he was resident in Milan, and was a great success, being serialised over Europe and inspiring two feature films in the late Sixties and early Seventies. The story of a Hun warrior who defied Roman oppressors, the series continued until the artist’s death in 1978. We have acquired a selection of the short-lived English edition, which launched (and we suspect ended) in 1973. Although the full-colour comics bore a resemblance in size to US comics such as Conan, the slightly more mature subject matter confused and deterred the bulk of the audience, and some newsagents refused to distribute them. We open with Tarkan #1 (FN £5 pictured) and end with #16, with many (though not all) issues in-between.