*Collected Editions: Originating in the short-lived Ranger weekly, but best remembered from its lengthy run in Look & Learn, the sumptuous science-fiction saga ‘The Trigan Empire’, written by Mike Butterworth and illustrated by Don Lawrence, is regarded as one of the highest accomplishments of the UK comics industry. However, most readers found the two-page weekly instalments somewhat insufficient. Two early attempts to remedy this were the 1973 Look & Learn Book of the Trigan Empire, which mimicked the British hardcover Annual format to present a collection of strips behind a new Lawrence cover; and the 1978 oversized hardcover from Hamlyn, which featured almost three times the number of story pages as its predecessor (though oddly they don’t reprint much of the same material). Both of these full-colour collections are back in stock. The 1973 volume is FN at £45, while the 1978 volume is FN/VF £55.