*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: One of the ‘Big Three’ of Fleetway, War Picture Library lasted from 1958 to 1984, a total of just over 2,100 issues. Although often dismissed as a ‘Commando imitator’ it actually predated its more famous D.C. Thomson-published rival, which didn’t debut until 1961. War Picture Library, like its stablemates Battle and Air Ace, was initially often produced by writers and artists who had served in World War II, and frequently used real (though highly fictionalized) battles, locales and events in its stories. We have 81 newly-listed numbers this week, commencing with #511 and running through to #1271, all characterized by outstanding condition. A handful are FN and VG, but the vast majority are a splendid VF, with tight flat covers, excellent page quality, undamaged squarebound spines, vivid cover colour, and most critically, not a trace of the rusty staples which are so often the bane of comics of this vintage.