Our latest spotlight on our previously listed stock is from 1951, the second of Boardman’s Super Coloured Comic Annuals. Boardman issued faux-American comics featuring reprints of American material such as Blackhawk and original material, the latter primarily illustrated by the talented Dennis McLoughlin. Stars of the Boardman line were space adventurer Swift Morgan, western hero Buffalo Bill, and ace detective Roy Carson, all of whom have devoted followings. The Super Coloured Comic Annuals were softcover albums collecting and rebinding unsold copies of the comics, with a large proportion of material created especially for the Annuals. In this case, a full-colour Swift Morgan lead strip and new text stories starring Carson, Blackhawk and Morgan are the additional material, together with several rebound comics. Of the three Super Coloureds published, all are incredibly rare, but the second volume is believed to be the rarest. 140 interior pages – or as the cover would have it, 1,000 Action pictures, though I confess I haven’t counted – with new McLoughlin illos. on the cover and throughout the text stories. This copy is graded as VG+; light spine and corner wear, minor lower right cover creasing, on sale at £350.