*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: World Distributors were re-packagers of American comics material from the 1950s to the 1970s, but occasionally they produced original material, and they had a knack for bandwagon-jumping, exploiting lucrative franchises with zeal and vigour. In the 1960s, they launched a number of digests called World Adventure Library, each series of WAL focusing on a different star. Chief among them were the Man From UNCLE, the longest-lasting of the WAL’s at 14 issues from 1966 to 1967, and Batman, who launched for 11 issues in 1967. These are not commonplace in any condition, and we’ve been exceptionally fortunate to have a number of these two series in high grades. A selection of Man From UNCLE World Adventure Library (initially repackaging of the Gold Key comics, moving on to original material) is available from #1 to #11; our range of Batman World Adventure Library (original text stories with illustrations) goes from #3 to #6. Illustrated; Batman WAL #3 VF £20 and Man From UNCLE WAL #1 VF £25.